FPEN 313: Beverage Processing Technology


Objectives: To provide an overview of the beverage industry focusing on the principles and technologies involved in the processing, handling, storage, and transportation of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Description: The course will cover the entire beverage value chain spanning from ingredients, processing, packaging to finished goods distribution. It will review the types of beverages, their composition, nutritive value and safe handling practices. The basic principles of beverage processing, technologies for production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and implications of selected technologies on product quality will be discussed. The chemistry and processing technologies of cocoa, tea, coffee and traditional beverages will be emphasised. Basic concepts of quality assurance and quality control as applied within the beverage industry will be discussed.