Do you know that how we experience flavors and taste is a science?
That you cannot taste flavor unless you can smell?
That color and aroma influence how we get attracted to and enjoy what we eat and drink?
That genetics, age, ethnic background, the number and sensitivity of our taste buds determine how we taste?
Over 60 baristas and restaurateurs from well-known coffee houses, restaurants, and hotels in Luzon learned about the science of flavor and more at the first-ever Torani Master Flavor Class held in the country at Seda Hotel in Taguig recently. It was jointly organized by Torani, world leader in flavoring syrups, sauces and blended drink bases, and Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation, top Philippine distributor of coffee, tea and specialty beverage products.
The three-part workshop was conducted by Anjali Ganpule, Torani’s innovative food scientist from Torani San Francisco and an active member of Northern California’s Institute of Food Technologists. Ms. Ganpule is a master at seducing the senses with both exciting and soothing flavors.
The class enabled participants to learn how to craft amazing flavors and also to understand, develop and promote their drinks in a competitive market.
The whole day deep-dive familiarized participants with the science, technology and art of creating amazing flavors. Participants learned how to enhance existing products and standardize sensory methods. They found out how customers use all of their senses to experience their drinks. By experiencing different tastes and flavors themselves, class members learned how to create yummy flavors through their knowledge of food science. They then created a drink menu with different kinds of flavors.
“Torani has over 100 flavors and those great flavors when paired with great coffee and prepared by great baristas will surely delight customers in a special way. I think that will greatly help to set their coffee shop apart from competition,” Ms. Ganpule said.
Torani Syrups & Sauces was brought to the Philippines by Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation from San Francisco, CA to re-create the café experience of the North Beach in San Francisco. It paved the way to the early beginnings and subsequent growth of the first and second waves of the Philippine Specialty Coffee Trade. These Rolls Royce of coffee flavorings has served millions of exciting lattes in many cafes in the country since it first went into the market in 1998.
Torani offers various syrups and sauces from Regular Syrup, Sauces, Fruit Purees, Real Fruit and Puremade Syrup, which delivers amazing flavor using the purest ingredients.
Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation, the country’s official distributor of Torani, has been in operation for more than 21 years in the Philippines. As the specialty coffee trade began to grow in the late 1900s, it expanded its products to include espresso machines, specialty teas and other specialty beverages. Its clients include top hotels, restaurants and the popular coffee places in the country.