Consulting & Analysis for Coffee & Tea
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Technical Services for Green & Roasted Coffee Quality

The true measure of any beverage program is the quality: how does is taste? Branding, promotion, and merchandising will capture the first sale, but only quality will keep your customers returning time after time.

Green Coffee Analysis (GCA)

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Purchase Decisions

Does the coffee meet your quality expectations or contract specifications for purchase approval?

Quality Control

Scheduled testing to ensure adherence to specifications.

Calibration

Verification of results from your cuppers and laboratory equipment.

Supply Chain Operations

Establish specifications, green coffee buyer training, farm-to-cup seminars, and green coffee quality controls.

Green Coffee Testing Package

Minimum Sample Size: 550 grams
Turnaround: 5 business days (after receiving sample)
Physical Analysis Standard Tests:

  • Visual color description
  • Moisture content
  • Water activity
  • Bean size distribution
  • Density
  • Defect count / grading (Arabica & Robusta)

Included Sensory Analysis: We prepare the coffee for cupping using SCA standards, and then our sensory panel performs a cupping analysis in our state-of-the-art sensory laboratory using our proprietary sensory scale, the SCA sensory scale, or a client specific sensory scale.

  • Fragrance of dry grounds
  • Aroma of hot liquid
  • Acidity / body / balance
  • Flavor / aftertaste
  • Identify taints, faults and staleness

Upon request, we also offer:

  • Spider chart diagrams
  • Colorimeter – L.a.b. color analysis
  • SCA/CQI green coffee sensory scale

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Roasted Coffee Analysis (RCA)

Quality Control

By the batch, throughout a production run, or a scheduled audit, ensuring adherence to specifications or comparative analysis testing.

Product Development

Creating new coffee products or optimizing existing products based on your business needs.

Calibration & Alignment

Verification of results from physical analysis and comparison of results between your sensory analysis and our sensory panel.

Manufacturing Operations

Establishing specifications, process control plant audits, and quality control staff training.

Roasted Coffee Testing Package

We test whole bean, ground, and flavored coffees.

Product Sample Size: 5 retail or foodservice packages (less packages may be required for bulk sizes).
Turnaround: 5 business days (after receiving sample)
Physical Analysis Standard Tests:

Physical Analysis:

  • Net weight
  • Headspace Analysis for Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
  • Can/Canister vacuum pressure
  • Moisture Content
  • Water activity
  • Agtron Roast Development
  • Ground Coffee Particle size
  • Whole Bean Breakage
  • Whole Bean Roast Defects
  • Beverage Brew Solids, Extraction, and pH

Sensory Analysis: We prepare the coffee beverage for tasting using standards commercial brewing equipment, and then our sensory panel performs a tasting evaluation in our state-of-the-art sensory laboratory using our proprietary sensory scale, or a client specific sensory scale.

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Roasted & Green Coffee Analysts


Physical Characteristics

Coffee Enterprises tests the physical attributes of green and roasted coffee to determine quality levels, adherence to specifications, and the flavor potential of the beans.


Aroma & Taste

With licensed Q Graders and Certified Golden Cup Technicians on staff our professional sensory panel prepares the coffee samples correctly and rigorously evaluates all aspects of the aroma and taste development.


Brewing Techniques

Our coffee technologists have virtually every type of brewing mechanism at their fingertips, from pour-over, single cup, filter drip and espresso, to determine beverage quality and conduct product development projects.


Packaging

Coffee quality is preserved by package integrity and modified atmosphere; our package analysis will help ensure freshness of our clients products.

Consulting

In our laboratory or at your location, our technical team is ready to provide assistance and support your operation. View Business Consulting for additional information.

GSP - Good Sensory Practices

o We will provide instruction on creating the appropriate environment and protocols for developing and managing a successful sensory panel. We will complete alignment exercises between sensory panels and calibrations with flavor standards to help upgrade cuppers to sensory specialists.

Quality Audit

For internal review or to prepare for a client visit and RFP inspection, reviewing and updating your process controls and quality programs is critical to the success of your business.

Quality Control Lab Setup

Identifying the right equipment, setting up appropriate SOP’s, training your staff, and calibrating to validate your results.

Process Controls

What to test, when to test, how to test, and incorporating GMP’s are all critical parts of a working process control program.

Green Coffee Supply Chain

Presentation of the control points from farm to cup for both physical and financial risk, or a tune-up of your existing program.

New Coffee Buyer Training

Buying green coffee is a complicated process of developing a strategy, managing physical and financial risks, contract writing and execution, quality control, and product development functions.


Call Us

8am-5pm (Eastern)
Monday-Friday

USA:
1 (800) 375-3398

Direct:
+1 (802) 864-5760


Email Us

Spencer Turer
Vice President
spencer@ce.coffee

Additional Services

Chemical Analysis Product Sample Size: Typically 200 grams for dry products and 8 fluid ounces of liquid products. Please confirm required quantities and packaging prior to sending product samples.

Turnaround: 10 business days (after receiving sample). May be longer for completed testing, please confirm prior to sending product samples.

  • Coffee specification programs
  • Coffee Product Development
  • Package Leak Detection
  • Sensory: Descriptive Analysis
  • Sensory: Triangulation Test
  • Sensory: Spider Chart Sensory Report
  • Sensory: Degree of Difference Analysis
  • Caffeine Analysis
  • Chemical Hazard Analysis – Herbicide
  • Chemical Hazard Analysis – Pesticide
  • Chlorogenic Acid Testing
  • Heavy Metals Analysis
  • Microbiological Analysis
  • Mycotoxin Multi-Screen
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Ochratoxin Analysis
  • Organic Acids Testing
  • Pathogen Analysis
  • Protein Analysis
  • Total Phenolics Testing
  • Other tests as requested

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