Franke Coffee

Franke unveils IndividualMilk Technology and more at HostMilano 2021

Franke Coffee Systems’ IndividualMilk Technology is now live at HostMilano 2021 in Italy, along with its latest Franke Coffee Technologies which is set to improve on-the-go coffee businesses.

The Swiss company aims to create high in-cup quality and advanced performance capabilities, focusing on flexible business options.

While the IndividualMilk Technology was unveiled earlier in 2021 during a virtual show event, Host is the first opportunity for international participants to test its reliability and technology in person.

With the brand calling this technology a gamechanger for coffee-to-go businesses, it can be found in the standard and compact Franke Specialty Beverage Station (SB1200).

The system uses dedicated fluid systems to enable two different milk varieties to be prepared separately, all within one machine. Each milk choice is guaranteed to remain free of cross-contamination and residues from storage through to the cup. This means the dairy choice is purely dairy, and the vegan choice is purely vegan.

“Our IndividualMilk Technology is the breakthrough opportunity for our customers who focus on self-serve coffee sales. They now have a reliable and proven option for their customers who are mindful of their nutrition,” says Christof Hurni, Vice President of Technology at Franke Coffee Systems.

With this technology, businesses can double their beverage options in any one Specialty Beverage Station, at the same time opening up to a new customer segment in the self-serve coffee businesses.

“Enhancing POS performance for every coffee business is the focus of our presence at HOST this year,” says Marco Zancolò, CEO of Franke Coffee Systems.

“We want to provide our partners and customers with solutions that help them win consumer trust, expand their customer base, increase the frequency of footfall, and optimize resource management to help them save costs.”

With Franke’s motto being “It’s all about the moment”, the brand’s booth design at HOST and company branding reflects this ethos, setting its new professional coffee machines together with their premier Franke Coffee Technologies in the centre of its reconstructed c-store and hotel areas, as well as workplace and coffee bar settings.

“Our booth invites our visitors to find real, value-adding solutions that fit the world their guests and customers populate. It’s all about this particular moment of discovery at Host,” says Zancolò.

The brand is also introducing its new technology: Franke’s Optical Cup Recognition. This identifies in-cup volume, cup placement, and height.

Cameras built into the display enable software to match in-cup volume with the selected beverage size in real time while user-friendly graphic guidance appears on the coffee machine’s touchscreen to create an easy-to-follow dialog. The consumer is supported in selecting menu choices that match their cup to the correct beverage style and size.

“Our Optical Cup Recognition solution improves the self-serve and coffee to-go experience at every level,” says Hurni.

“Hotel guests, office teams, and convenience store visitors will enjoy a more relaxed self-service experience, free of stress from potentially confusing cup and beverage choices. Coffee business operators as well as hotel food & beverage managers can expect an optimized use of their resources, as beverages are only dispensed when the size of the cup matches the beverage output, yielding improved productivity.”

Franke has also releveled its new, even more streamlined footprints for two of its most popular professional fully automatic coffee solutions: the compact and multiple award-winning Franke A300 and the Franke Specialty Beverage Station (SB1200).

The brand has added a new 3l cooling unit, which it described as more streamlined and stylish than its 4l and 5l counterparts with built-in options for a payment station.

Visitors to the Franke booth are invited to experience the SB1200 as well as the SB1200 compact format together with Franke’s Coffee Technologies for themselves. The self-serve solution for maximum choice at minimum effort serves as the meeting point for live workshops, scheduled three times daily, for the duration of the event.

Experts for Coffee Competence, Franke Coffee Technologies, and technical machine know-how are present on the Franke booth, Hall 24P Stand F68-G63, daily.

For more information, visit coffee.franke.com

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