Hi all, if anyone know how to add the flavoring oils to fresh roasted coffee beans , i would appericate knowing. i contract out the flavored beans - but, i have sent to companies and got samples that have no directions on how much to use. Different sites say different things for their flavorings. So, if anyone out there knows how to flavor coffee , please let me know.
thanks , el lago coffee

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Well, when I was roasting we let the coffee cool completely down (important, as the oils we used had quite a low combustion point!), and then added the oil to the coffee in a bucket (on a scale to measure oil by weight), put a lid on it, and shook it vigorously :)

Our supplier for the oils was Flavor Dynamics, and they gave a recommended ratio (I think it was .4 oz per 1 lb. beans). At any rate, you would want to get that information directly from whomever is supplying you because I'm sure it can change from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Thanks heath for the info, most site say 1 oz. per lbs. and i am sure it depends on who's flaving you are using to do that . but what you said 4 oz. flavoring to lbs sounds much more closer. I will try that & thanks again for the info.
El Lago coffee
I would just buy coffee that was good enough to stand on its own without any flavor.
Jason Shipley said:
I would just buy coffee that was good enough to stand on its own without any flavor.
+1
Hi, LOL - i have some customers that only buy flavored coffee, thanks
There are a couple of roasters around here that do a ton of flavored beans, there is nothing wrong with selling flavored coffee, but the mere act of selling it changes what your company is and how you will be perceived by your customers and contemporaries. We look at it as yes we could sell flavored coffee to some of our customers but we feel it would damage our reputation of Quality.
Hello,,, just wanted to ask if you figured out about flavoring beans. i'm just starting my own business myself and am wanting to flavor beans. did you find a flavor product? or and how much? let me know you can email me at citysipperscoffee@live.com
Fred
Glad you found the thread Fernando. I was the one who cited this thread over on CG for you.

-Bry

Fernando Charles said:
Hello,,, just wanted to ask if you figured out about flavoring beans. i'm just starting my own business myself and am wanting to flavor beans. did you find a flavor product? or and how much? let me know you can email me at citysipperscoffee@live.com
Fred
Hi fernando, another person in here told me this( Our supplier for the oils was Flavor Dynamics, and they gave a recommended ratio (I think it was .4 oz per 1 lb. beans). At any rate, you would want to get that information directly from whomever is supplying you because I'm sure it can change from manufacturer to manufacturer) I haven't had a chance to check that out yet - you might start there, have a great day- el lago coffee
Jason Shipley said:
but the mere act of selling it changes what your company is and how you will be perceived by your customers and contemporaries. We look at it as yes we could sell flavored coffee to some of our customers but we feel it would damage our reputation of Quality.

Then I suppose you don't offer flavored lattes or mochas?

I agree that flavored coffee is not what you want to build your business on, but if your doing wholesale roasting (and you're willing to put up with the mess and stink of using the oils) then I don't think it reflects poorly on your "reputation of quality."
Heath Henley said:
Jason Shipley said:
but the mere act of selling it changes what your company is and how you will be perceived by your customers and contemporaries. We look at it as yes we could sell flavored coffee to some of our customers but we feel it would damage our reputation of Quality.

Then I suppose you don't offer flavored lattes or mochas?

I agree that flavored coffee is not what you want to build your business on, but if your doing wholesale roasting (and you're willing to put up with the mess and stink of using the oils) then I don't think it reflects poorly on your "reputation of quality."
This is clearly subjective. If I hear about a roasting company, and upon looking at their website, I see a list of flavors filed as "coffee", I tend to not even consider buying coffee from them at all. That's not just me, but it's also not everyone.
I must say that I agree with Jason. If I was looking at your site and saw flavored coffees listed you would loose me as a customer. Flavoring lattes is different...that process is done after the roast and can be adjusted by taste on an individual basis. Why does Torani make four kinds of vanilla? Not everyone wants the same flavors. If you focus on producing a really good base product that a broader range of your customers like then you can possibly then sell them as packages instead. Bottle of syrup with a bag of coffee. They you won't have to roast up 80 different batches each week and can avoid the mess and smell. Just my two cents.

Heath Henley said:
Jason Shipley said:
but the mere act of selling it changes what your company is and how you will be perceived by your customers and contemporaries. We look at it as yes we could sell flavored coffee to some of our customers but we feel it would damage our reputation of Quality.

Then I suppose you don't offer flavored lattes or mochas?

I agree that flavored coffee is not what you want to build your business on, but if your doing wholesale roasting (and you're willing to put up with the mess and stink of using the oils) then I don't think it reflects poorly on your "reputation of quality."

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