Coffee and Tea
Tea- and Coffee Experts
The GBA Group provides a team of experts who intensively deal with the constantly changing requirements in the tea and coffee sector every single day and have access to both local and international networks. Furthermore, drawing upon long-term experience, our experts can support our customers with all of their questions concerning planning, sampling, and analysis, as well as provide detailed legal assessments and consulting.
The most important Products of Indulgence worldwide
Every year, more than 6 million metric tons of tea and more than 9 million metric tons of coffee are produced. Tea and coffee are therefore not only the most important products of indulgence worldwide, but due to their contribution towards covering the required daily fluid intake, they can also be viewed as staples of our diet. That’s why it has become imperative to check the safety and quality of these products, and also why it poses such a great challenge. There is a huge spectrum of raw goods that must be checked, since almost any plant product, whether herbs, spices, fruit, or vegetables, can be used in tea mixtures. Tea, raw materials for herbal and fruit infusions, and coffee come from all different parts of the globe. As diverse as the products and their countries of origin are, so are the requirements for the analysis and assessment. Testing for pesticides, the usage of which varies significantly depending on the country, plays a major role. However, contamination from mycotoxins, pyrrolizidine and tropane alkaloids, acrylamide, furan, and perchlorate also have to be checked continually in order to ensure the safety and marketability of these products. Aside from that, you cannot forget the tests that check the composition and authenticity of these products.
Analyses of Coffee and Teas
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Accreditation and Authorization
All services are provided in accordance to DIN EN ISO/ICE 17025:2008 (DAkkS Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH). You can find more details about our labs' accreditation and authorization in the field of foodstuff analysis, as well as our certificates of accreditation here