Beverage Development- Things to Know
Talking beverage development, the most important thing that you need to bear in mind is to come up with an idea that will not only be dear to you, one that you are as passionate about, but will as well be as inspiring and leading others down the production steps. As a matter of fact, we have lots of ideas on some of the home made drinks that we wonder whether or not they would be fit for production and bottling. The challenge that should be known and appreciated is that it is often a bit hard to copy most of these homemade drinks and turn them into commercial drinks more so looking at the fact that there will be the need to incorporate the use of professional raw materials. As a result of this challenge, many who have had these idea have eventually come to the realization that those beverages that they attempt to do for commercial purposes, doing such a large scale production, actually don’t end up tasting like the ones that they had for their domestic uses from the home kitchen or as it is in their domestic laboratories.
Starting it all on the right footing, think of the purpose of the drink you want to formulate. By and large, beverages serve a variety of functions some of which are like the ones meant for refreshment which by and large can be quite simple to the rather more complex ones like beauty and digest. Having said all this, it is important to note the fact that it would be so important to know of the function of the beverage you are looking at creating for this gets to simplify the next processes down the line such as the ingredients to use and the possible flavor solutions.
We will take a look at some of the essential ingredients that should be known of when it comes to beverage formulation or development. By far and large, it is very important to know of the various parts that make up the drink that you look forward to creating. First are the sweeteners and here you find such solutions of various kinds that you can choose from such as sugar, artificial sweeteners, stevia, deionised grape juice concentrate and honey/agave nectar. These all have their pros and cons and as such you need to know which of them would work best for your needs.
Other than the sweeteners as ingredients making up your beverage formulation, there are as well some of these that you must know of as a matter of fact when thinking of beverage development; juice content, acidity regulators, flavorings and preservatives. For more on the various ingredients that you need to know of as you go about the beverage development or formulation stages, see here.