Ingredient Spotlight

Demand for flavors, customization brew in coffee

Market for coffee and coffee flavors remains strong
By Lori Sichtermann
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Throughout the world, coffee is consumed for its caffeinated benefits, for its social connotations and because it offers rich and delicious flavors. While the reasons for drinking coffee have remained the same through the years, coffee itself has experienced quite an evolution. Today, consumers enjoy their blends bottled, canned, decaffeinated, instant or even in their favorite dessert.


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Coconut Shows its Versatility

Coconut water, milk, cream and flavoring emerges as trendy beverage ingredient.
By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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Coconut waters have become a hot new category for the beverage industry, and coconut ingredients from water, milk, cream and flavoring are flourishing in new beverages on the market.
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Whey Protein Builds on Success

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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In 2010, performance beverages, juices, beverage mixes, enhanced waters, meal replacement drinks and even teas launched with whey protein included.
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Herbs and botanicals offer benefits from the ground up

By Jessica Jacobsen
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Herbs and botanicals find niche in functional beverage formulations.
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Vegetable juices get creative

By Lori Sichtermann
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Health and wellness beverage trends increase vegetable juice demand.
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Blueberry returns as 'it' ingredient

By Lori Sichtermann
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Blueberry re-emerges as fashionable beverage ingredient.
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Thinking outside the bag

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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Through the end of October, more than 300 new teas have launched in 2010, according to Mintel International’s Global New Products Database. Bagged teas led with the most new product introductions so far this year with 148 launches, and new ready-to-drink teas followed with 114 releases.


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Chocolate captures more than lovers

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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Chocolate has remained one of the most popular flavors in beverages.
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Research moves fiber forward

By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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Fiber is an ingredient that is spanning beverage categories, including juice and juice drinks.
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Antioxidants make acai a go-to superfruit

By Jennifer Zegler
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Acai, a berry native to the Amazon, has only become a popular ingredient in the United States in the past few years.

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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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