Caffeine Ltd is one of the UK’s leading coffee machines specialists, distributing brands including Schaerer and Gaggia. The company also offers a comprehensive choice of coffee service accessories.
Company ramps up its commitment to providing “benchmark” for customer service
Tim has 26 years experience in the coffee industry, covering a wide variety of roles from field service engineer, operations director and five years as account manager/director. Twenty years ago he worked with Caffeine Limited’s managing director Justin Stockwell at Chevron Limited.
“We have a fantastic opportunity to deliver excellent customer service within the espresso coffee market, where most are currently failing,” says Tim. “The premium coffee market has been growing rapidly for some years now and it shows no signs of slowing in the foreseeable future. I think we can build an equipment and service solution to compete with the very best.”
Caffeine Limited’s advanced coffee machines on show at Hotelympia 2016
Stand 3550, Excel London, 29th February – 3rd March
At Hotelympia 2016, Caffeine Limited will be showing its latest Schaerer bean-to-cup machines with an advanced milk system, which gives operators total control of the texture and temperature of the foam. The new ‘Best Foam’ system delivers the best ever lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos, and other espresso drinks – foaming the milk even better than a barista.
Foxholes Farm tearoom learns the art of coffee from Caffeine Ltd
With the UK’s love of espresso showing no sign of slowing down, more businesses are looking to add high quality coffee to their menus. But quality is the key. One of the biggest barriers to this has been the requirement for skilled baristas to make the more technique-heavy types of quality coffee, such as cappuccinos and lattes. Most push-button coffee machines simply don’t match up.
Caffeine Ltd, UK distributors of Schaerer coffee machines, has the solution in the form of the Coffee Art system, a bean-to-cup espresso machine capable of making a variety of coffee drinks without requiring any specialist training.
Caffeine says radical, eco-friendly disposable system is a ‘game-changer’
Fresh milk is the best thing for taste and foam texture in espresso-based drinks. On the other hand, it’s amongst the worst when it comes to hygiene. Until now, bean-to-cup coffee machines that incorporate a fresh milk system have been a real challenge for staff when it comes to cleaning. Milk can clog pipes creating odours and bacteria, and it requires expensive, powerful and unpleasant chemicals for thorough cleaning.
Now Caffeine has launched a new milk system, the NC (no-clean) Foamer, developed by Schaerer, which is eco-friendly and needs no nasty chemicals. In fact, it’s also cheaper than a single dose of the chemicals used to clean a traditional system.
‘Best Foam’ technology delivers innovation in coffee
Stand C68 D67, Hall 15, Host 2015, Fieramilano, Italy
“In terms of coffee menus, milk foam is where it’s at when it comes to innovation,” says Justin Stockwell, managing director of Caffeine Limited, which markets Schaerer machines in the UK. “Visitors will want to check out Schaerer’s latest bean-to-cup machines, which use ‘Best Foam’ technology to foam milk better than a barista.” This is because it precisely controls the process and creates the exact type of foam required for specific drinks – a system called ‘micro bubble technology’. So the foam for one drink can be stiffer or creamier than for another – at the touch of a button. “And it’s not just for hot drinks – the foams can be adjusted for cold ones, too,” says Justin.
Caffeine launches flavours bolt-on to top of the range bean-to-cup espresso system
One issue with bean-to-cup machines is that while the best ones can produce a great coffee, their menus can be restricted. Now coffee machine specialist Caffeine Limited has launched a bolt-on to its top of the range Coffee Art Plus system that allows the unit to make not just a full range of espresso-based beverages but also flavoured coffees, with a choice of four different flavours, all at the touch of a button.
Ben Cohen has joined Caffeine Limited as sales manager. The appointment comes at a time of rapid expansion for the company – as well as distributing Schaerer and Gaggia equipment, the company is about to launch its own range of roasted coffees.
Ben brings plenty of experience to the table – mainly from having worked as an operator. He was general manager with Loch Fyne restaurants and owned a small chain of restaurants himself. He’s also worked in hospitality recruitment. “Ben has a huge passion for the industry and, having been there, he totally understands the operator’s point of view,” says Justin Stockwell, managing director of Caffeine Limited. “We’re all about making a difference to our customers – Ben’s knowledge is enhancing our ability to deliver that difference.” (more…)
Schaerer launches advanced coffee machines at Caffé Culture 2015
Stand E25, Olympia London, May 13-14
Schaerer is to unveil new espresso machines at Caffé Culture that feature an advanced milk system giving operators total control of the texture and temperature of the foam. The Swiss manufacturer says the new system delivers the best ever lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos, and other espresso drinks, because it allows such fine adjustment.
The Schaerer range of espresso systems is marketed in the UK by Caffeine Limited. “The new technology is a very exciting development,” says Justin Stockwell, Caffeine’s managing director. “It’s simple to use and the operator can set the exact consistency and temperature of milk foam that they want, to ensure the perfect serve, whatever the drink.
“The launch underlines Schaerer’s market-leading technology in the bean-to-cup beverage machine sector.”
Caffeine Limited has joined CaterQuotes. The move means that the company’s full range of coffee machines, including the Gaggia and Schaerer brands, is available for distributors, designers and specifiers to download and integrate into projects and quotes.
The Caffeine portfolio gives CaterQuotes users a comprehensive choice of coffee machines, from traditional espresso models with compact footprints right up to modular bean-to-cup systems that can produce a huge range of beverages, both hot and cold.
Latest Schaerer bean-to-cup machine from Caffeine can adapt as business grows
Caffeine says the latest Coffee Prime espresso machine is aimed at both coffee connoisseurs and accountants. Manufactured in Switzerland by market-leading bean-to-cup specialist Schaerer, it produces gourmet beverages at the press of a button. However, it also saves costs and cuts down on energy consumption. It can make up to 100 espressos or 70 cappuccinos per hour and is aimed at a range of sectors, including staff catering, conference and meeting rooms, directors’ dining, restaurants and hotels.
A key feature of the Coffee Prime is its ability to be adapted, with the addition of ancillary equipment, as a site’s needs change. Larger bean hoppers and a powder system with large container can be added at a later date. Optional accessories include a fresh milk system, two bean grinders, and a cup dispenser module.