Chris Liebold, PhD, Scientist, The J.M. Smucker Company
During the production of flavored coffee products, it is useful to have a fast, reliable and effective quality control analysis for the amount of liquid flavor added to the coffee. Near-infrared spectrometry offers the ability to quickly analyze products, which is essential for quality control analysis. It generates a unique spectrum that has 1,049 data points that create the unique signature for the sample analyzed. However, the instrument's ability to predict percent flavor is solely based on the calibration model developed for it. The Partial Least Squares platform in JMP was executed to generate a percent flavor model that can take advantage of the speed and unique data generated by a near-infrared spectroscopy instrument.