Beverage sensory and quality management solutions provider FlavorActiV Ltd., and Coffee Enterprises, have partnered with UK roaster Square Mile Coffee to develop an innovative coffee sensory calibration program to address the challenges with inconsistent sensory evaluation and quality control testing for coffee.
The sensory plan includes taster training, a coffee defect taste kit and taster calibration using self-directed online validation. Blind samples are sent to participants to test individual and panel tasting abilities.
Dr. Javier Gómez López, head of coffee sensory at FlavorActiV, said; “For quality control and sensory professionals, being able to correctly detect, identify and name faults without the inconvenience of waiting for faulty coffee to appear reduces the risk of undesirable (and brand-damaging) coffee reaching the consumer.” “Calibration tools are essential for roasters, traders, baristas, and producers around the world for improved quality control and education, not only for the premium and specialty coffee markets, but for all levels of coffee quality,” said Coffee Enterprises president Dan Cox.
Learn more: www.coffeeenterprises.com