The consolidation of coffee

For nearly a decade, the global coffee industry has become increasingly concentrated as the big have gotten bigger. Experts and players weigh in on what it means.
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An Accademia for the world

Paris has the Louvre, New York has the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, London has the British Museum, and now Florence has Accademia Del Caffè Espresso, a place where legacy meets vision.
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Egro’s Next edition

The Egro Next is blending Android technology with classic espresso machine style to provide operators and customers a truly unique experience. In the rapidly evolving world of super-automation, Swiss manufacturer Egro is using advanced technology to drive intuitiveness, useability, and quality in its product range.Its latest addition is Next. Launched in 2018, Next is built to engage its consumers and create an easy, low-maintenance approach to coffee production. It is available in three versions and has Android technology integrated into the interface to maximise personalisation and ease of operation.
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Mixing tradition with automation

The market wasn’t ready when La Cimbali released its first super-automatic machine in 1969. Half a century later, the game has changed and the award-winning S20 and S30 are proving to be hits. La Cimbali has produced traditional espresso machines since 1912 and created its first fully automated model, the Superbar, in 1969.
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Complete confidence with Franke Coffee Systems

Franke’s Coffee Competence Program provides training to its staff, distribution partners, and customers while IoT technology allows central management of coffee machines. To Franke Coffee Systems, offering consistently excellent coffee quality requires not only the right coffee machine, but also a great deal of knowledge and expertise.
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Coffee without the bean

Atomo Coffee has reverse-engineered the coffee bean and aims to launch bean-free molecular coffee in 2020. With climate change a significant threat to the future of coffee production, Seattle-based startup Atomo Coffee has looked into new ways to produce the beverage. The result is “molecular coffee”, taking coffee’s chemical components and reproducing them in a lab setting.
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Building a billion-dollar coffee hub

Through MyCoffeeWorld, coffee pioneer Pascal Schlittler and a group of investors provide entrepreneurial equity, hands-on support, and business expertise to innovative coffee start-ups. Even before falling for the coffee industry, Pascal Schlittler had a mind for building businesses. He started his first company at 22 years of age while still in university, and from there, built a successful career, leading him to the position of CEO of Lenovo Switzerland. When the opportunity came up to work with Eric Favre, creator of the Nespresso capsule system, on coffee capsule start-up Mocoffee, Schlittler jumped at the chance to apply all he had learnt about business and build this new company from the ground up.
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MICE2020: All eyes Down Under

The ninth instalment of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo is set to have stronger international representation than ever before. When people think of Australia, they imagine sweeping landscapes, picturesque beaches, quality coffee, and dangerous wildlife. While the latter is highly overdramatised, the rest of the stereotypes are true, particularly its thriving coffee culture.
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