Flavorchem has announced the addition of its newest turnkey beverage development service: The Bench. The Bench’s dedicated team of product experts start with a brand’s custom beverage idea and take them through the entire product development process including commercialization and launch. Although this division is new to Flavorchem, their R&D team has been doing product development work for more than 50 years across a full spectrum of food and beverage categories including coffee and tea, functional drinks, and alcohol beverages, it says. The Bench has Regulatory and Quality Control departments ready to support these projects by leveraging very specific expertise to make sure the products developed meet FDA regulations, the company notes. Flavorchem brought on beverage industry veteran, Lisa Mayer, to help propel the growth of the new turnkey service division. With more than 20 years working with leading beverage companies like Pernod Ricard and Nestle Waters, Mayer has a proven track record of success in developing new and enhancing existing beverage portfolios, optimizing for profitability and growth, the company says.

Treatt launched an extension to their coffee range alongside their bespoke coffee solutions aimed to delight beverage innovators in North America. Rebekah Kettrick, category and sourcing manager of coffee and tea and Certified Q Grader said, “Coffee holds a personal significance for both brands and consumers, and we recognize the value of imparting a distinctive touch to the flavor and narrative of your coffee story.” The portfolio features 100% coffee extracts of Brazilian and Colombian origins and a new ‘all-rounder’ Espresso blend. These products are suited to all the major coffee ready-to-drink formats, from oat lattes to espresso martinis, encompassing the most indulgent treats as well as the cleaner label, lower sugar alternatives, the company says. “Consumers continue to become coffee savvy, with their expectations on quality and provenance increasing,” Kettrick added. “Alongside our bespoke solutions, we’re delighted to unveil the expansion of our coffee extracts range, enabling beverage developers to replicate freshly brewed coffee flavors at scale, in a ready-to -drink format, repeatably.”