The Coffee Calibration Program has been awarded SCA Best New Product 2021 – Technology.
The only program designed to train, calibrate and maintain your coffee sensory abilities. With over 70,000 participants enrolled, it is the largest panel calibration scheme globally.
Some of the benefits for joining:
– Certification received for all participants in the program
– Reduce risk of undesirable product release
– Sensory feedback from across whole organisation or coffee group
– Reduced specialised sensory training costs for panelist
– Learn strengths and weaknesses to hone skills accordingly
– Encourages staff retention and attracts new talent
– Improves product awareness
After you’ve trained to recognise the 12 flavours from our Coffee Defects and Attributes Kit (available from our online store) you’re ready to calibrate. Calibration is the next logical step for trained tasting panels or coffee professionals wishing to enhance and maintain their tasting performance.
Regular calibration uses FlavorActiV‘s proprietary calibration software and Pharmaceutical Quality GMP Flavour Standards to benchmark, troubleshoot and develop individual tasting abilities. These are WCR approved flavours, as listed within the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon 2.0, as well as FlavorActiV’s additional relevant coffee GMP flavour standards.
The Coffee Calibration open program involves 1 calibration pack received every 6 months. Testing packs will be flavour identification scheme, which tests the ability to identify flavours. Each capsule can be diluted into 2L water to calibrate up to 40 people (50ml serving each), but when diluting into coffee we recommend using a weight/volume distribution of 6-8g coffee granules with 1L to calibrate 20 people (50ml serving each). These numbers make it ideal for Coffee Shops, Schools and Guilds, as well as being affordable for coffee enthusiast groups, coffee roasters and more.
Once the tasting is complete, you need to log your results on our Coffee Calibration Program platform. Track your performance over time and compare against the Coffee Calibration Program benchmark. The Coffee Calibration Program engine is mobile friendly and can be accessed anywhere in the world. Certification is received for all participants who successfully complete the program.