Caffeine Ltd helps staff make “the best coffee” in Staycity Heathrow’s new coffee lounge
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, has just set up a coffee lounge area, operating 24/7.
Caffeine Limited now offering real-time telemetry on all Schaerer machines
Caffeine Limited can now offer Schaerer’s newly developed M2M Coffee Link real-time telemetry system across its full range of advanced bean-to-cup coffee machines. The system can collect and communicate detailed information, right down to individual drinks made, and has a comprehensive range of options for controlling operation and service processes.
Using newly designed software optimised to meet the requirements of commercial coffee machine owners, encrypted data is sent to a secure web portal that can be accessed via desktop or tablet. It is also fully compatible with a range of enterprise resource planning systems allowing it to be used in any size of business, from single-location coffee shops to multiple chains. A full range of custom OEM solutions is also possible.
Caffeine Limited supplies Schaerer Coffee Art systems to connoisseurs’ club
67 Pall Mall is a club with a difference. By wine lovers, for wine lovers, its membership list quickly filled with connoisseurs and collectors who want to enjoy wine, buy wine, store wine and even sell wine.
“Ours is an eclectic membership,” says Niels Sherry, general manager at 67 Pall Mall. “They are a complete mix – different backgrounds, nationalities, walks of life and ages. We wanted a truly social vibe, not a blokey environment, so we welcome women members as well as men. We’re not like a traditional Pall Mall club, we do things our own way, jeans and jacket are fine. What unites our members is a love of wine, and they tend to like other finer things in life as well – like cars, watches, fine dining and good coffee.”
Espresso specialist Caffeine Limited helps staff understand the bean AND the machine
Drake & Morgan is synonymous with chic, urban, modern hospitality. The dynamic group of bars and restaurants in London has just opened its site at Pancras Square, Kings Cross – the first to have ‘Drake & Morgan’ over the door. “We’re all about great drinks and good casual food,” says Operations Director Dylan Murray. With nine busy London sites and more on the way, it’s a formula that works. Dylan says that one of the elements of that success is getting the coffee service right – and to help ensure they do just that, Drake & Morgan uses espresso specialist Caffeine Limited to supply coffee, machines, maintenance, and most importantly, staff training.
Company ramps up its commitment to providing “benchmark” for customer service
Caffeine Limited welcomes two new additions to its team with the appointment of Tim Westmacott, joining the company as service manager, and Dave Short, who becomes senior engineer.
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
Schaerer is showing its latest bean-to-cup espresso technology at Host in Milan, including prototypes of upcoming models.
“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 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.