Flavia Beverage Systems

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FLAVIA is a hot beverage system from Mars Drinks, a division of Mars, Incorporated, that prepares single servings of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate drinks. FLAVIA launched its first brewer in 1984. FLAVIA Beverage Systems also make cappuccino, mochaccino and chai latte beverages.

The patented FLAVIA technology brews drinks in a single serve "Fresh Pack" which means that the pack is the actual brewing chamber. Then the drink pours directly from the packet into the cup rather than through a common channel so that each drink is not tainted by the previously brewed drink. Used packs are collected in a tray that is then emptied periodically when prompted.

The Fresh Packs are foil-sealed, thus protecting the ground coffees and teas from oxygen and moisture. There are several different FLAVIA machines available, including large coin-operated machines and small portable machines for use in the home.


Flavia coin-operated machine
  • 1982 The first Filterpack was manufactured in Basingstoke, UK
  • 1992 Launch in Japan
  • 1996 Launch in US
  • 1997 Launch in Canada
  • 2005 FLAVIA Fusion home system launched in the US
  • 2007 FLAVIA launches the Creation 400 for the US and UK
  • 2009 FLAVIA undergoes a brand refresh with a new modern logo and the Think Fresh! tagline
  • 2010 Mars Drinks acquire Alterra Coffee Roasters and launched The Bright Tea Company.

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In February 2006, the Flavia Fusion drinks station earned the Good Housekeeping Seal.

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