Both coffee and tea date back centuries, with long histories and rich and varied folklore surrounding their exact origins. Coffee and tea remain extremely popular in modern day, with most adults consuming at least one of the two drinks daily.
Coffee is a beverage made from the roasted and ground seeds of the coffee plant. It is a popular morning beverage across the world, likely because of its natural caffeine content, though it can be decaffeinated. Coffee beans can be roasted and brewed using different methods in order to achieve different flavors in the finished product
Tea is a beverage prepared from the steeping of tea leaves or other aromatic and flavorful plants in hot water. It is another beverage that has been consumed for centuries, and doesn’t show signs of slowing. Tea comes in a nearly infinite variety of flavors and styles. It can be caffeinated or not and it often contains some variety of actual tea leaves. Herbal teas, on the other hand, are a popular form of tea that are often made with herbs, flowers, and spices without the inclusion of actual tea leaves.
Hectic modern lifestyle have wildly increased the popularity of pre-bottled, ready-to-drink coffee and tea beverages. These can be produced in a variety of ways including traditional brewing, from concentrates, or through flavoring. It should be noted that the importance of maintaining pH levels in ready-to-drink coffee beverages can dictate certain production, packaging, and storage requirements.