A manufacturer in Rockton, IL produces the Flavor-Shot dispenser for the most popular coffee shop of America, they purchased 65,000 pumps. Watson-Marlow pumps were chosen over pumps from main competitors, because it is accurate and quickly doses concentrated flavors in volumes ranging from 1.6ml to 32ml. The machine can add flavor to containers from 12oz (350ml) to the 2-gallon (7.5 liter).
The pump offers a long life before needing maintenance or cleaning, which, when required, is as easy as replacing a tube.
The manufacturer also expressed confidence in Watson-Marlow because of the weeks of testing that was done to help prove the pumps. The Flavor-Shot project began in early 2002, and production began in October 2004. Since that time, Watson-Marlow have shipped 65,000 313D pumpheads.
The Flavor-Shot uses nine Watson-Marlow 313D pumps to inject flavors, and a tenth to add sugar solution. Flavors include Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Marshmallow, Coconut, Carmel, Blueberry, Chocolate, Toasted Almond, and Cinnamon.