Capsoil FoodTech developed a method that allows oil-based ingredients to be infused in liquid and uses coffee pods as a unique delivery system to produce infused coffee with added ”so-called” functional wellness benefits.
Capsoil FoodTech was established by Capsoil Technologies and Prodalim Group, a leading producer of natural fruit extracts and concentrates (NFCs), as well as other natural ingredients for the food and beverage industry.
Oil and water do not mix naturally, but Capsoil’s technology turns any oil-based compound into a water-soluble, self-emulsifying powder. The powder is dry, free-flowing and easily dissolves in hot and cold liquids.
With this method, coffee can be infused with a long list of oil-soluble ingredients like vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as cannabis-derived ingredients like CBD and terpenes, antioxidants like lycopene and astaxanthin, and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that are popular with athletes and those following a paleo diet. (Fans of ‘Bullet Proof Coffee’ know about MCT, which are one of the key ingredients).
According to Itay Shafat, PhD, Scientific Director for Capsoil FoodTech, coffee is the ideal beverage to add functional ingredients” as “consumers already link coffee with functionality”. CEO of Capsoil FoodTech Nir Ilani explained the reasoning behind infusing coffee pods:
A coffee pod is a single-use application that protects the coffee from moisture and oxygen. We embrace the pods as a courier to deliver the oil-soluble ingredient’s benefits and ensure their safety until using them.CEO of Capsoil FoodTech Nir Ilani
In today’s competitive coffee market, Capsoil’s powders fit the bill for coffee producers looking to differentiate themselves from the competition.