Franke Coffee Systems introduces the Mytico line

Franke Coffee Systems

Franke Coffee Systems introduces the BeyondTraditional product category and unveils a new range that celebrates the modern needs of today’s coffee shop operators.

To cater to the global increase of coffee consumption and high-end demands of customers, international coffee machine manufacturer, Franke Coffee Systems, has introduced a product category that embraces Italian design and enhances Swiss quality.

“Today’s consumers expect excellent coffee, as if prepared by a barista. Drinking a cup of coffee out-of-home is meant to be a memorable and enjoyable experience, yet the shortage of skilled staff in the industry has become a concern on a worldwide scale. Thus, it is a challenge for owners of coffee businesses to consistently satisfy their customers’ demand for high-quality coffee experiences every single day, cup after cup,” says Franke Coffee Systems CEO Marco Zancolò.

“Franke’s new product category in professional coffee making, BeyondTraditional, is the perfect response to such challenges. It combines existing concepts and technologies with new trends and demands and brings to life solutions that go beyond industry standards. The first result of this new approach is a ground-breaking product line called Mytico.”

Franke Coffee Systems unveiled Mytico Due and Mytico Vario, the first two models within the Mytico line, at Internorga, which took place from 10 to 14 March in Hamburg, Germany.

“As a globally active brand, we’re in constant communication with our customers and receive a lot of feedback. We noticed that while customers appreciated the consistency of our products, some were looking for a different style of coffee preparation and machine design. We took this opportunity to give customers exactly what they were asking for: the best of both worlds. With sleek design and state-of-the-art technology, you can enjoy a perfectly brewed cup of coffee every time,” says Zancolò.

“At Franke, we always strive to apply our expertise and know-how to the smallest detail when it comes to the development of new products and technologies. Combining heritage and innovation, our research and development team worked hard to unlock even more potential in our professional coffee machines.”

Both the Mytico Due and Mytico Vario include a large variability of beverage options on two eight-inch touchscreens.

“Each machine has two coffee modules, allowing two operators to run the machine at once. With minimal effort and training required and a compact design that fits easily on your countertop at an ideal height for better customer interaction, Mytico maximises efficiency and effectiveness for a more streamlined service,” Zancolò says.

“The machines also have Barista Modules with a traditional Franke S1 steam wand and a Autosteam Pro S3 steam wand that automatically froths milk to the ideal consistency, ensuring barista-made quality with every coffee.”

The two models are Internet of Things ready and can be fully integrated into Franke’s existing technologies, making it possible to monitor and manage an individual machine or a fleet remotely.

“Franke Digital Services provide end-to-end solutions, with dashboards and application programming interface points to monitor and manage your fleet’s commercial and operational performance. You can not only change drinks menus and recipes remotely, but you also get an overview of the health status of your machine. The remote monitoring and virtual support reduce on-site visits of our technicians,” says Zancolò.

“We connect you across multiple sites and regions to give you control with all that data in one central place.”

Franke Coffee Systems Vice President of Technology Christof Hurni says while the machine models look similar, the two possess distinct qualities.

“Mytico Due prioritises barista-quality service with a two-step preparation using fully automated or traditional steam wands and a modern design. Its automated operation and intuitive design, coupled with a low machine height, enable baristas to easily engage with customers,” says Hurni.

The automatic machine has a daily capacity output of 300 cups. The Franke automatic cleaning system supports this volume by maintaining hygiene standards.

The patented Franke iQFlow intelligent coffee extraction technology also ensures a consistent, high- quality coffee in each cup.

“iQFlow allows the user to personalise multiple flavour profiles and efficiently extracts the full aroma, flavour, and body from every roasted coffee bean, revolutionising the traditional extraction concept. This intelligent technology distils more flavour under constant, uniform pressure throughout the entire extraction time, thus enabling consistent, individual taste profiles,” Hurni says.

Mytico Vario, on the other hand, contains a higher daily capacity output of 360 cups. Hurni says it features a simple configuration, automated operation, and an integrated milk system. Different milk and milk alternatives can be prepared at the same time on both the left and right coffee module.

“The integrated milk system helps reduce milk waste and opens up an additional beverage range, while the steam wand allows more variety with milk or plant-based alternatives” Hurni says. “Franke’s FoamMaster technology provides the unique ability to pre-set a custom foam profile for each beverage and milk selection, allowing your customers to enjoy barista-style coffee at the touch of a button. Whether they choose hot coffee with milk or a milk alternative, light foam or more, every cup can be consistently executed to suit their preferences.”

The machines come in six different Franke colours: Onyx, Cotton, Sand, Burgundy, Blueberry, and Basil. The range is intended to suit any environment, from a classic style restaurant to a modern coffee bar. The Mytico product line is currently available in Europe and the Middle East and will be launched in Asia-Pacific in Q3 of 2023. It is planned to launch in China, Japan, and the Americas in 2024.

“The new BeyondTraditional product category perfectly complements Franke Coffee Systems’ broad product portfolio of fully automatic coffee machines, while the new Mytico line unlocks even more potential for today’s owners of coffee businesses,” says Franke Coffee Systems CEO Zancolò.

“Different demands and segments require a flexible, modular system. This new product category shows our ability to constantly improve and adapt technologies and offer new products that meet the ever-changing needs of consumers.”

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This article was first published in the May/June 2023 edition of Global Coffee Report. Read more HERE.

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