German coffee machine manufacturer WMF has introduced a Chilled Coffee system to its WMF 5000S+ fully automatic model. WMF says the technology meets the growing demand for chilled coffee beverages. An integrated counterflow cooler reduces the dispensing temperature of a freshly brewed coffee to below 50 degrees. “Instead of having to brew or cool the coffee for hours on end, Chilled Coffee delivers a beverage within seconds which can then go on to be prepared further straight away,” WMF says in a public release. “Refreshing classics such as iced coffee and caffè freddo as well as the latest on-trend beverages involving syrup and the like can be prepared faster and above all much more easily.” WMF says Chilled Coffee offers process reliability and efficiency, and thanks to its counterflow cooler, sustainable and economical energy usage. Coffee flows through the counterflow cooler before reaching the spout, where fresh cold water flows to the boiler in the opposite direction for the next cup. WMF says this is the point where the energy exchange takes place – the coffee becomes cooler while the water gets warmer. “As a result, the water doesn’t have to be heated as much in the boiler and no additional refrigeration units are needed to cool the coffee,” WMF says. “Fully automatic coffee machines with Chilled Coffee technology therefore do not consume more energy than comparable machines which do not feature this innovative equipment.” WMF says for restaurateurs and hoteliers, the system is a worthwhile investment in two respects. Firstly, a greater variety of beverages can be offered, and secondly, the machine can be used in a sustainable and energy-efficient manner – provided the Chilled Coffee system is used regularly. For more information, visit www.wmf-coffeemachines.com Global Coffee Report has launched a LinkedIn Showcase page. Follow HERE for up-to-date news and analysis of the global coffee industry.