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Coffee gurus spread the espresso word

Caffeine’s demo coffee shop offers training and hands-on experience of different machines

What’s the right coffee machine for your operation?  A 2 group compact? A bean-to-cup machine with a steam wand?  Traditional-barista or bean-to-cup?  And what about training?  Where can you go to get coffee training on pulling the perfect espresso shot and foaming milk, along with all of the maintenance and upkeep of the machine?  Now the coffee gurus at Caffeine Limited have opened a demo coffee shop which displays a large array and variety of different machines that’s designed to answer all these questions.  What’s more, training and advice is free for customers and potential customers.


Wake up and smell the service…

Caffeine Limited’s no-nonsense service package for Gaggia, Conti and Schaerer aims to get those machines pumping coffee, ASAP

Coffee machine specialist Caffeine Limited offers a service package that promises to deliver a top quality, practical, planned preventative maintenance contract backed by emergency call-out with the highest possible first time fix rate.  It’s available on all Gaggia, Conti and Schaerer coffee machines, plus a selection of other brands.


Milk foam of top barista quality: the perfect finish for flat whites, lattes, cappuccinos …

Caffeine Limited’s advanced coffee machines on show at Hotelympia 2016

Stand 3550, Excel London, 29th February – 3rd March

SCAP Best Foam DrinksAt 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.


Coffee Plus Flavours, at the touch of a button:

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.


Caffeine Fuels CaterQuotes

Justin Stockwell of Caffeine LimitedCaffeine 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.


Expandable, eco-friendly espresso machine for (coffee) bean counters:

Latest Schaerer bean-to-cup machine from Caffeine can adapt as business grows

The Schaerer Coffee Prime from Caffeine LimitedCaffeine 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.


Coffee Boost: Caffeine and eXpresso PLUS at Lunch 2014

Launch of advanced bean-to-cup Coffee Art system from Schaerer

Stand U103, Business Design Centre London, 23-24 September

Coffee Art with 2 grinders, Matic bean hoppers, TouchIT panel with 2 extra buttons on each side, with Supersteam PEEK,  beverage outlet with handle in blackCoffee machine expert Caffeine Ltd will be exhibiting on Stand U103 with eXpresso PLUS, the on-the-go beverage system specialist. The latest equipment in the Schaerer range of coffee machines will be on the stand including the new Coffee Art Plus, which can dispense up to 350 cups per hour.

The Schaerer Coffee Art range of bean-to-cup espresso machines is designed to deliver the best quality coffee at the touch of a button. According to Caffeine, the Swiss-manufactured Coffee Art machines make a coffee as close to a barista-brewed espresso as a push-button machine can get.


Coffee ‘100% important’ for Magdalen Arms

Praised Oxford gastro pub goes for Gaggia traditional espresso machine

Florence Fowler and her partner chef Tony Abarno have transformed the Magdalen Arms in Oxford from a rundown boozer to a hugely popular pub eatery which regularly wins plaudits from the critics.  The ratio of food to wet sales is about 70:30 and coffee is a key component of their success.   “Coffee is 100% important for us – you can’t finish off a great meal with a rubbish cup of coffee,” says Florence Fowler. 

The coffee machine she chose was a Gaggia GD, a traditional, professional automatic espresso unit with modern features and designer lines.  “That’s my baby – I love it to pieces,” she says.  “It’s red and has a real 1950’s look, which ties in with our shabby chic, Parisian brasserie ambience.   But it’s also very modern and, of course, it makes great coffee.”  (more…)

Green Machine: Gaggia helps Fresh compete in the coffee hotspot

New cafe’s espresso machine has customers talking about bespoke paint job

Ivica Pendaroski (Ivan to his customers) describes his new business, Fresh, as “a local, casual cafe and lunch place with a deli, offering nice, freshly prepared food at reasonable prices.” It’s been a big hit with the locals which, since it’s in London’s busy Twickenham, is no mean feat.  As a big coffee fan, Ivan was determined to offer the best and specified a Gaggia espresso machine.  A green one.

“The green colour was to tie in with the decor,” he says.  “There is a whole lot of competition around here – Twickenham seems to be where cafe culture is at, so we decided to offer something different.  We aim to give customers a smart, fresh and relaxed environment, quality food and drink, and decent prices.”  (more…)

Distinctively Modern

GE-GD espresso machines from Gaggia.

The Gaggia GE-GD espresso machine is built to be reliable and fully functional even in the busiest of commercial environments. Its stylish, attractive design looks distinctively modern. New to the range is an optional Cappuccinatore which is designed to make the perfect cappuccino.

The GE-GD Series comes in various sizes, from the smallest, compact 1-group GD One, to the largest, 4-group GE-GD which has a capacity of up to 400 espresso shots an hour. This means a suitable model is available for a variety of different operator environments, from big, crowded restaurants to small, trendy coffee houses. (more…)