Atkinson Coffee Roasters has selected Victoria Arduino’s Eagle One espresso machine to display in its new café in the refurbished courtyard of Lancaster Castle, one of the biggest in United Kingdom.
“When we learned that the 900-year-old castle was being restored to become a tourist attraction instead of a prison we knew it would be a great place for a café. In this day and age, all tourist attractions need a good café and this space makes an amazing café,” says Caspar Steel, Atkinson Coffee Roasters Managing Director.
According to Victoria Arduino, Lancaster Castle is one of England’s best-preserved castles. The café, situated at the highest point of the newly recreated kitchen courtyard, is comprised of two buildings, the old kitchen and the only 21st century building of the outside segment of the castle.
“We felt that if we tried too hard to make the café look similar to the castle then it would seem faux as our space is new. Also, with considerate, minimal design, it is possible to highlight the historical architecture that is around you, so this is what we tried to achieve,” says Steel.
“The Eagle One is a great design in itself but it is also a great design to compliment many different interiors as it is sleek, minimal and highly customisable. We had our three group Eagle One customised by Urban Espresso in Birmingham by powder coating the entire thing in matte black, the group heads, the drip tray, the logo, even the feet are matte black. This sits beautifully on our matte black worktop next to the matte black grinders and Puqpress.”
Atkinson Coffee Roasters’ focus has always been on sourcing and roasting the best coffee possible while building long term relationships with producers.
“Our primary focus is to try and showcase our coffees and teas. For that reason we always try to choose coffee equipment that will enable us to make the best quality and most consistent coffee with the most ease and efficiency. We also try to choose equipment that will be reliable and looks great on the bar. We decided to go for the Eagle One because it ticks all of these boxes and some,” says Steel.
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