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.