Mongibello Develops Coffee with a Mediterranean Boost


Functional coffee lineup includes Detox, Cardio, Relax, and Mental varieties.

France-based Mongibello has launched a new line of functional coffees that contain NutraT, a novel Mediterranean ingredient line of next-generation instant drink powders.
The nutraceutical coffees are designed for use in ETNA coffee machines. Four coffees make up the launch: Detox—coffee containing CynaxT artichoke extract; Cardio, with OliveT olive extract; Relax with RosT, a lemon balm extract; and Mental, with Ginseng EFLA 913, a unique ginseng extract produced using Frutarom’s HyperPure proprietary technology to ensure 100% pure and safe ingredients. These highly soluble nutraceutical ingredients are directly dispensed by the ETNA coffee machines into the hot beverage, creating functional coffees.
NutraT, a line of ready-to-use soluble powder formulas that dissolve easily in water, soft drinks and dairy products, was developed by Nutrafur S.A., Spain, now a member of the Frutarom family. Thanks to its high solubility, the finished beverage stays clear, without turbidity, and delivers a fresh, great taste.
"With NutraT, drink manufacturers can fortify their products with exceptional natural extracts from Mediterranean origin that typically are not water-soluble,” said Yannick Capelle, product manager for Frutarom Health. “We are excited about these functional coffees from Mongibello. This demonstrates that the possibilities for natural and soluble functional ingredients can go beyond the standard cold beverages. The NutraT line helps developers of new functional drinks combine fresh flavors with extracts delivering the essence of the Mediterranean diet.
All NutraT ingredients are formulated without preservatives or synthetic colors, enabling clean-label claims. They are also certified kosher and halal. “Frutarom specializes in using the latest science to tackle technological problems and provide innovative, highly soluble and tasty solutions using ingredients derived from nature,” added Capelle.
On-premise coffee and tea remains a growing segment within the foodservice industry, with sales at coffee houses alone reaching $21.6 billion in 2016, according to Mintel. Despite the fierce competition from retail products, coffee houses stay one-step ahead by offering consumers innovative beverages.
Thanks to the right amount of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols and citrus flavonoids, along with the balanced taste, NutraT works well in this innovative application, where maintaining taste and aroma of coffee is essential.