Tag Archives: coffee equipment

UCC joins coffee equipment training elite after UK investment

UCC Coffee has received the prestigious Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Premier Campus training accreditation, one of only a handful of firms in the country to be awarded it.   Following a refurbishment to its training facilities earlier this year, the Milton Keynes-based COFFEEWORKS suite is now the sixth location to achieve Premier Campus status in

Cimbali swoops on espresso coffee machine manufacturer and eyes high-end growth

Gruppo Cimbali has bought a controlling stake in Slayer (Seattle Espresso Machine Co.), a US manufacturer of hand-crafted espresso coffee machines. The partnership is part of the Italian group’s growth strategy and it intends to use the move to consolidate its position in the growing specialty coffee segment. “The partnership with Slayer is part of

Vianet bags huge deal to connect 7,000 coffee machines

Data provider Vianet has won a “significant” contract with a coffee equipment manufacturer that will see its services installed on around 7,000 machines worldwide. The company, which provides business insight through devices connected to its Internet of Things platform, said the global deal with the unnamed coffee equipment firm will be for an initial three-year


Coffee machine maker lifts the lid on its most advanced equipment yet

Swiss commercial coffee machine manufacturer Eversys has made steps towards bridging the gap between traditional and super-automatic machines with its most advanced system yet. The Cameo c’2 is designed to combine manual aspects and super-automatic technology with a new design and functionality to create consistently high-quality coffee. The machine also features a new touch-screen interface, designed for

McDonald’s buys in 14,000 new coffee machines as McCafe concept gets a revamp

McDonald’s is mounting a fresh attack on Starbucks and other major coffee chains with a revamp of its McCafe coffee line, beverage equipment and in-store design. The expanded offerings include the introduction of new café-quality espresso beverages to the McCafé lineup – made with freshly-ground espresso and US-sourced whole or nonfat milk – in addition

COFFEE EQUIPMENT DEBATE: Man v machine, is the barista dead?

With Costa now operating 6,000 express vending machines across the UK and growing, and rising levels of automation bringing new-found capabilities to coffee delivery, the ‘man versus machine’ debate has never been greater. At the 2017 Caffe Culture Show, industry experts huddled to answer the question of whether the barista is dead. Emma Calder was

Craft coffee specialist targets hotels and restaurants with dedicated equipment package

Small-lot hand roasting coffee specialist Julius Meinl is turning its attention to the mass market F&B sector with a craft coffee package that combines ingredients with the latest equipment. The Viennese company has specialised in high quality coffee for more than 155 years and now wants to impart its knowledge to hotels, restaurants and cafe. It claims

CASE STUDY: Staycity ramps up beverage sales with ‘24-hour’ coffee equipment

With sites in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam, Staycity is an expanding serviced apartment provider offering commuters and travellers a ‘home from home’ experience. An alternative to hotels, Staycity apartments all come with kitchens and range from studios to two bedroom flats with living rooms. One of its more recent bases in Heathrow, London,