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Written on July 3, 2019.

At Flavorman, we know that not everyone has been trained in the art of tasting. That’s why we strive to not only bring our clients’ dream beverages to life, but also help them understand the flavor business and the process behind creating a high-quality beverage product. Naturally, a key part of the beverage development process is tasting; but before getting started, it is important to be aware of a few best practices for preparation – after all, how you prepare for a tasting can make or break the success of your experience.
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Written on June 26, 2019.

Q: Why does it matter how wines and spirits are sealed?

A: When beverages are bottled, they are sealed with the intention of preserving their flavor and maintaining the longest shelf life possible. Many wines and spirits require some aging to improve their overall flavor.
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Written on June 18, 2019.

Often used interchangeably, both taste and flavor are terms that describe how we experience food and beverages. While closely related, recognizing the subtle differences between their meanings can allow for a better understanding of flavor variations when tasting.
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Written on June 10, 2019.

Photo by: Matthew Henry

The tea bag isn’t thought of as a revolutionary invention, though we’ve all enjoyed its benefits. You might be surprised to learn that tea was not always served in a bag. As the center of major trends in the new year, the complicated history of tea is just as important as its future.
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Written on June 4, 2019.

Chris Renninger, Production Manager

Our Day in the Life series takes a closer look at our team members to see what it takes to change what the world is drinking! This week, we talk with Chris Renninger, Production Manager.
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Written on May 27, 2019.

The most recent trend in coffee consumption has led to a rise of an efficient and cost-savvy personal beverage brewing system. Coffee pod brewing systems are designed to brew a single cup of coffee, tea, or other hot beverage. The grounds are in a single-serve coffee container – called a coffee pod – consisting of a plastic cup, aluminum lid, and filter. Each pod is filled with coffee grounds, tea leaves, cocoa powder, fruit powder, or other contents. Every pod is nitrogen flushed, sealed for freshness, and impermeable to oxygen, light, and moisture.
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Written on May 23, 2019.

As consumers, we can find an endless supply of artificial and natural flavors at any local grocery store. These flavors go into the food and beverages we enjoy on a daily basis and provide us with a sense of joy in what we are tasting. Ironically, many consumers do not know that vanilla was the first artificial flavor to ever be invented, altering the course of what the world was tasting. Keep reading

Written on May 14, 2019.

Sara Bowman, Business Architect

Our Day in the Life series takes a closer look at our team members to see what it takes to change what the world is drinking! This week, we talk to Sara Bowman, Business Architect.
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Written on May 6, 2019.

No breakfast is complete without a favorite juice beverage next to your plate. Juices are sweet, tangy, and to many modern consumers, provide essential vitamins and nutrients. Juice is also a popular beverage of choice for many active and on-the-go consumers who crave an extra boost of energy. So, what exactly is in so many popular juice drinks that has consumers running to the grocery store?
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Written on May 4, 2019.

Brief History: First introduced by Kentucky’s own senator Henry Clay at the Round Robin Bar in the Willard Hotel, The Mint Julep has been a southern, summertime favorite since the late 1700s. The mint julep was originally prescribed and appears in literature as early as 1784 for “sickness at the stomach, with frequent retching, and, at times, the difficulty of swallowing.”
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