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Stabilimento Farmaceutico Cav. G. Testa

Italy

Stabilimento Farmaceutico Cav. G. Testa started in 1885 as a pharmaceutical laboratory, producing remedies on a small industrial basis.

The traditional pharmaceutical items have been gradually abandoned in the 40’s, and, since 1950 the company has developed active principles: natural caffeine, theobromine, cocoa butter and cocoa powder.

In 1994 all the producing facilities were moved from Albenga to the factory located in Leca.
In the last six decades, from 1960 on, Testa became one of the biggest producer of natural caffeine  anhydrous extracted from raw materials of different forms and concentrations coming  as a byproduct of the decaffeination of coffee and tea.

Testa has finally restructured its activity concentrating on the production and sales of pure Natural Caffeine Anhydrous, Tekaf ® from tea, the Green Line with Green Caffeine ® from coffee and Tekaf ® Green from tea, Green Coffee and Green Tea Extracts as well as Theobromine.

In 2012 Testa moved to the actual factory, located near the highway exit and the new planned Albenga railway node:  this will allow easy movement of goods to and from the new plant.

The area has an extension of 11.200 m2, 2500 m2 of which are covered by the new plant. Additional enlargement of 2000 m2  is forecasted in the future.

Today the company employs more than 30 people, exports more than 90% of its total output and counts within its customers a number of well known multinationals.

The company is ISO 9001:2008 and BRC certified and its production is in accordance with HACCP. All the products are Kosher certified.

 

 

PRODUCT LIST

Natural Caffeine Anhydrous  obtained from the decaffeination process of green coffee beans or green tea leaves.

Natural caffeine is produced in different physical forms: standard powder, fine powder, standard granular, fine granular C. 

Our list includes also these special products, that we are pleased and proud to introduce:                

  • "GREEN CAFFEINE®" natural caffeine anhydrous 100% from green coffee beans , Ecocert and COSMOS approved (obtained by natural extraction process)
  • "GREEN CAFFEINE® - CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA" natural caffeine anhydrous 100% from green coffee beans Colombia origin , Ecocert and COSMOS approved (obtained by natural extraction process).
  • "TEKAF®  " natural caffeine anhydrous 100% from tea leaves.
  • "TEKAF® GREEN " natural caffeine anhydrous 100% from tea leaves, Ecocert and COSMOS approved (obtained by natural extraction process).
  • “TEKAF ® RAC”  natural caffeine anhydrous 100% from tea leaves Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM.

 

We are doing well with two further products as well: 

  • "GREEN COFFEE EXTRACTS ", 50% Chlorogenic Acid
  • "GREEN TEA EXTRACTS " Polyphenol: ≥98.0%, Catechins: ≥80.0%, EGCG:  ≥45.0%, Caffeine: <0,5%

For both products, other formulations could be available upon request.

 

We have also developed two special products:

  • MEC: Micro Encapsulated natural Caffeine : for food (tablets and powders), coated with castor oil in order to mask the bitter taste of caffeine and granting a slow-release effect.
  • R30 and R50: taste masked natural Caffeine for drinks, reduces the bitterness of caffeine in soft drinks and energy drinks – suitable also for chewing gums and candies

GRAS

NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS 100% FROM VEGETABLE SOURCE
NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS EP/USP
NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS 100% FROM TEA LEAVES
TEKAF NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS
NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS MICROENCAPSULATED
MEC
NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS TASTE MASKED
R50 and R30
NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS 100% FROM COFFEE BEANS - NO SOLVENT
GREEN CAFFEINE 100% FROM COFFEE BEANS - COSMOS & ECOCERT APPROVED
NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS 100% FROM TEA LEAVES - NO SOLVENT
TEKAF GREEN
GREEN COFFEE EXTRACT
GREEN COFFEE EXTRACT
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
GREEN TEA EXTRACT

THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF NATURAL CAFFEINE!

GREEN COFFEE EXTRACTS

GREEN TEA EXTRACTS

THEOBROMINE

TEKAF® GREEN

TEKAF ®

NATURAL CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS

Stabilimento Testa’s Products

Green tea extract

Stabilimento Testa’s Products

Green Caffeine®

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