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.
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.
Use Schaerer’s flavour point system to mix up some seasonal treats
With Christmas fast approaching, caterers looking for a cost effective way to expand their seasonal coffee menu should consider the flavour point system from Schaerer, available in the UK through Caffeine Limited.
Schaerer’s Coffee Art bean-to-cup machines allow operators to produce barista quality coffee at the touch of a screen. The Flavour Point unit is an optional bolt-on that attaches seamlessly to the range, and is capable of holding four different bottles of syrup or alcohol to flavour drinks. This allows operators to create special drinks by programming specific mixtures of syrup, milk and coffee. Up to 40 beverages can be programmed into the Schaerer machines, including chocolate and cold drinks, so operators can quickly change their coffee menu to feature seasonal specials.
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.
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.
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.
Watermark UK launches Saeco range with Aulika bean to cup coffee machine
Watermark UK has launched the Saeco range of one touch, espresso coffee machines as a mid-priced alternative to its premium Gaggia range. The first machine to be featured is the Saeco Aulika, a one touch bean to cup coffee machine capable of making freshly ground espresso, black coffee or cappuccino for locations serving around 50 cups of coffee a day.
The Aulika is very easy to use, with four buttons for main beverage selections and a graphical display showing text and icons for status of the machine. A built-in grinder with a 1kg capacity bean hopper ensures the freshest of grinds, on demand. The 4 litre water tank and 40 portion waste coffee drawer mean the operator is not constantly refilling and empting the machine in busy periods. It even remembers preferred coffee settings to speed up serving. (more…)
One year after relaunching the Gaggia commercial range into the foodservicesector, Watermark UK has launched a new support package for dealers and distributors. The package is based on tailoring the after sales support provided by Watermark to the level that each distributor needs.
“We’ve had an enormous amount of interest from end users and operators, both independent and groups,” says Watermark’s managing director David Lawlor. “It’s not really surprising, given Gaggia’s great name and reputation. (more…)
Smart Car coffee concept grows
Paul Smith of Bardsey in north Leeds has just started up Go-Go Gaggia’s first franchise. Paul has taken on the franchise jointly with his daughter Jennifer.
Go-Go Gaggia, a Smart car come coffee shop, is the brainchild of Jocelyn Robinson who worked with the Caffe Shop in Elland, Halifax to get the original Go-Go Gaggia on the road in late 2011. Go-Go Gaggia uses a Gaggia GD2 fitted into the back of the Smart Car to serve top quality espresso coffee in places without access to a good coffee shop. (more…)
Havana Coffee Co, based in Barnstaple, Devon, has enlarged its Gaggia service and sales area to include Dorset, Somerset and Bristol. Established in 1999, Havana Coffee Co has become one of the South West’s leading commercial suppliers of all things to do with coffee. (more…)