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Improve Quality Control Processes & optimize the Shelf Life of Your Coffee

The coffee production process requires quality control and package testing, from roasting through to final product packaging. Your challenges as a quality professional and technical expert in the Coffee Industry are many. Improper CO2 degassing can cause a ballooning effect in your packages, oxidation can occur if your protective gas mix is incorrect, and package leaks or seal breaches can curtail the shelf life if your package integrity is not properly monitored.

What to Test During Coffee Production

  • You need to ensure your coffee beans are roasted and allowed to outgas for the optimal time period
  • You need to produce your coffee beans/grounds in packages that allow for out-gassing
  • Finally, when coffee is transported from production to the end user, you still need to ensure your coffee product arrives without oxygen exposure to ensure the freshness and superior taste of your coffee. There is a lot to monitor to ensure your coffee meets quality standards

Solutions for Each Step in Coffee Production (Info from PDF)

At AMETEK MOCON, we provide a complete line of package testing and monitoring products to support your coffee production and QA/QC packaging processes.

ONLINE GAS MANAGEMENT/MONITORING - Our MAP Gas Mixers and MAP Gas Analyzers help avoid the ballooning effect in your packaging by continuously monitoring CO2 emissions of the roasted grounds. They are also used to ensure nitrogen-flushed beans or single-serve pods are at the correct gas composition.

MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING (MAP) GAS ANALYSIS - Our instruments, such as the MAP Check 3, monitor CO2 emissions and residual O2 in your MAP packages.

REDUCE WASTE AND SAVE GAS - Our on-line non-destructive instruments, e.g., the ISM 3, provide continuous monitoring of O2 or O2/CO2. With this instrument, your quality assurance is sevure as you test 100% of your coffee packages. Features include full data traceability and remote control paperless data recording.

VERIFY MAP IN THE POD OR BAG - This ensures gas is O2 free which prevents coffee oxidation. Both the MAP Check 3 and ISM 3 provide continuous N2 monitoring to ensure proper mix and monitor gas consumption.

SHELF LIFE AND QUALITY CONTROL - Conduct shelf life studies with our headspace analysis, package, and gas permeability instruments. This will offer R&D and quality control of your packaging materials.
PACKAGE INTEGRITY TESTING - Our benchtop equipment like the Lippke 4000/5000, LeakPointer 3, and LeakPointer3+ conduct leak, creep, burst, dye, bubble, and pressure tests. This prevents oxidation over the shelf life of the product and protects coffee freshness and aroma. In addition, we offer permeation package testing instruments designed specifically for single-serve coffee pod testing to ensure your package integrity is preserved, even after conversion.
After working successfully with coffee market leaders for decades, we understand the needs of the coffee industry, and the challenges of making measurements in a high coffee particulate, high temperature, and high CO2 environments.


Headspace Analyzers - Coffee Package Types

 
CheckPoint 3 EC
CheckMate 3
OpTech-O2 Model P
Flow Pack Whole Beans
or Ground

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Stick Pack

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Flow Pack with Pods

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Flow Pack with
Capsules

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K-Cup

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Single Serve Capsule
with Limited
Headspace

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Canned Coffee Whole
Beans or Ground

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Vacuum-Packed Coffee

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