Flavia Beverage Systems

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FLAVIA is a hot beverage system that prepares single servings of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate drinks. The brand is owned by Mars Drinks, a division of Mars, Incorporated, and competes with Keurig's K-Cup system.[citation needed]


FLAVIA claims its patented technology brews drinks in a single serve "Fresh Pack" which means that the pack is the actual brewing chamber.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

The Fresh Packs are foil-sealed, thus protecting the ground coffees and teas from oxygen and moisture. FLAVIA markets several different machines, such as large coin-operated machines and small portable machines designed for home use.[citation needed]


Flavia coin-operated machine.

Key events in the history of the product line include:[citation needed]

  • 1982 The first Filterpack was manufactured in Basingstoke, UK
  • 1984 FLAVIA launched its first brewer
  • 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 logo and the Think Fresh! tagline
  • 2010 Mars Drinks acquires Alterra Coffee Roasters and launched The Bright Tea Company

Awards and achievements[edit]

In February 2006, the Flavia Fusion drinks station earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, which means that the product has a two-year limited warranty.[citation needed]

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