Does anyone out there use Amoretti syrups (previously Baristella brand)? I really like the quality of Amoretti (all natural, no added sugar). Never had a problem with syrup pumps getting clogged with crystallized sugar common with many syrups. However, these are very expensive syrups. Amoretti claims that it takes 2+ bottles of the other syrup brands to make the same number of drinks as one bottle of theirs. Basically, you use 1/2 the amount of Amoretti syrup to get the same result. If that is the case, using Amoretti is justified.
I know from personal experience that 2 pumps (0.5oz) of Amoretti vanilla syrup in a 12oz latte is more than enough flavor. Monin's advertised amount for the same latte is 3 pumps. However, in practice baristas may use more that 3 pumps to get the best flavor from Monin or other syrups. Just curious on how much syrup other use in their 12oz. lattes.
I've not used this syrup before. (Note: pretty sure you didn't actually mean to say "no added sugar". Maybe no HFCS?)
My main questions are: Are the drinks superior to your other alternatives? Are you achieving your COGS for the drink? If so, you're good.
If I recall correctly, back when I used to make syrup drinks 3 pumps for a 12oz was about right for Monin, Torani, DaVinci. Sweet enough to make people happy with enough of the promised flavor.
Have you found that the flavors of these syrups are truer? Do they have more concentrated flavor AND sweetness, so the balance is the same, or is the balance different? (For example, if a flavor is more potent, you'll end up with more of it for a given level of sweetness.) Just trying to understand exactly what you mean.
The best way we found to evaluate syrups was to figure out how much of each syrup it took to make the drink taste right then do a blind side-by-side tasting with a couple of people. Amazing how revealing that approach can be.
Remember that the nutrition labeling on the back can help you understand what's going on as far as sugar concentration. When you're evaluating, you'll probably want to make the grams of sugar in the finished drink match up, otherwise they'll be "too sweet" or "not sweet enough". A good syrup will have just enough of the target flavor at the desired sweetness level to make a good, balanced drink.
I have been making my own madagascar vanilla bean syrup since opening a month ago. Its not too time consuming and people seem to love it! I am venturing into chocolate soon which seems much more cumbersome but could be worth it for the quality of taste. Anyone have any experience with this?
What is an alternative storage and dosage method to the standard pump bottles? I am not a proponent of having ten pump style bottles lined up on my countertop although they are very quick and efficient.