Evaluation of Lactobacillus Coagulans in the design of coffee-based probiotic beverages by using different preparation methods


  • Angela María Ormaza-Zapata Universidad de Caldas, Departamento de Engenharia, Faculdade de Engenharia, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4061-933X
  • Sneyder Rodríguez Barona Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Manizales, Departamento de Engenharia Química, Faculdade de Engenharia e Arquitetura, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2290-2238
  • Félix Octavio Díaz Arango Universidad de Caldas, Departamento de Engenharia, Faculdade de Engenharia, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1202-2376




The purpose of the presented work was to assess the viability of microcapsules containing Bacillus coagulans. These microcapsules were produced through spray drying and employed two different combinations of wall materials. The evaluation was carried out within the context of creating coffee-based beverages using nine distinct preparation methods. Various characteristics of the microcapsules were measured, including solubility, wettability, hygroscopicity, moisture content, and water activity. Sensory analysis was used to determine the proportion of probiotic incorporation in the roasted and ground coffee. Moreover, the viability and count of probiotics were quantified in the nine preparations, both in cold and hot water. Among the preparation methods, the Chemex approach demonstrated enhanced viability when utilized for hot water preparation, while the Cold Tower method excelled in cold water scenarios. The outcomes of the study underscore the considerable potential of Bacillus coagulans in developing coffee-based probiotic beverages. These beverages exhibit noteworthy chemical, sensory, and functional stability.

Key words: Coffee extract; Cold coffee; Functionality; Microencapsulation.


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How to Cite

ORMAZA-ZAPATA, A. M. .; RODRÍGUEZ BARONA, S.; DÍAZ ARANGO, F. O. . Evaluation of Lactobacillus Coagulans in the design of coffee-based probiotic beverages by using different preparation methods. Coffee Science - ISSN 1984-3909, [S. l.], v. 19, p. e192178, 2024. DOI: 10.25186/.v19i.2178. Disponível em: https://coffeescience.ufla.br/index.php/Coffeescience/article/view/2178. Acesso em: 13 jul. 2024.