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Feature: Hot Beverages The heat is on

With a greater focus on quality, authenticity and theatre currently engaging coffee heads on the high street side of the pond, what is the vending industry doing to keep up?

You could argue that you are never going to get the same sense of theatre from a machine as you would from a shop barista, but quality and authenticity are two key areas where the sector can capitalise.

The quest to create machines and viable products that can recreate that same authenticity not just in coffee but in hot beverages as a whole has never been more keenly fought.

AV takes a look at the best the sector has to offer.

24 June 2010

Nestle introduces, ‘Most exciting system to hit the market for years’

To much fanfare, the new NESCAFÉ® Milano™ has just been launched into the out-of-home market by Nestlé Professional® Dispense Solutions. A high-end soluble system the company contends that its latest innovation stands proud against other roast and ground competitors. Available now, the ground-breaking beverage solution offers customers the opportunity to deliver a truly exceptional cup of coffee - at the touch of a button - in a variety of popular formats, yet without the associated investment in expensive machines plus time and labour costs. Touted as a powerful combination of engineering excellence and rich, smooth espresso tones, Nestlé says the Milano hails the start of a new era in café-style coffee. The company says that, for many customers, a typical bean-to-cup machine could have as much as £1,200 a year in service costs, a boiler inspection of £200 (inclusive of engineer) as well as £450 a year in associated cleaning costs. These hidden costs total close to £2,000 a year per machine. For larger customers with 50 or more machines this means that NESCAFÉ Milano could save them as much as £90,000 a year, just on service costs. Neil Stephens, managing director UK and Ireland for Nestlé Professional emphasised that the Milano is the result of coffee and

NESCAFÉ® Milano™

• Delivers a true roast and ground quality • With a clean fresh 100 per cent skimmed milk powder

• Without the additional investment, training or hidden costs associated with roast and ground

• Delivers a consistently great tasting drink • Contemporary and stylish it can be displayed at the front or back of a counter or table-top

• With a small footprint it works across a multitude of market sectors, including B & I, leisure, cafés and pubs

engineering innovation. He said, “Here is a soluble system that holds its own against roast and ground in terms of taste, appearance and quality. Drawing on NESCAFÉ’s 70-year coffee heritage and global insight we’ve created what we believe is the most exciting soluble system to hit the out-of-home market in years. “With nothing to match it in the soluble

coffee systems market, the machine’s nearest competitor is from the roast and ground sector. But the Milano has plenty of advantages! Delivering all of the taste, visual appeal and quality - this great system offers customers the opportunity to save on time, labour, training and cost.”

Introducing Tassimo Professional

Simple, versatile and hassle-free, Tassimo Professional brings real innovation

to hot drink systems. This from Kraft Foods’ - parent company of The Kenco Coffee Company - recent announcement that, following the success of Tassimo in the domestic market, it is to introduce Tassimo Professional to the out-of- home sector. The company is banking on it making as big an impact, providing perfect hot drinks solutions for a multitude of environments.

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