Consumers are becoming more informed and discerning about what they eat and drink. Breakfast and lunch are still the most popular times for coffee, but increasingly consumers expect great coffee anywhere, anytime. And, with quality and consistency being the two most important things for consumers, what’s really key is doing the basics well.
At this year’s European Coffee Symposium, event sponsor, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, will be showcasing its new Black&White4c bean to cup machine – the most compact yet. The Swiss-made, fully automatic kit offers a menu of 30 pre-set specialty drinks, including cappuccino, latte, flat white and espresso. A patented milk system ensures consistent temperature and smooth, textured, barista-quality micro-foam – ideal for velvety milk-based beverages – freshly ground and expertly prepared with one touch.
At a super-slim 398mm wide, the most compact bean to cup machine on the market offers a host of features. The official Swiss-Made marque signifies precision engineering, manufacture, assembly and performance standards associated with a Swiss-Made watch – guaranteeing quality in every component and system. Its unique modular design and front-access mean that maintenance is quick and can be done in-situ, reducing downtime, disruption to the team and revenue loss. The intuitive touch screen makes serving up coffee as easy as ringing up a sale.
Visit the UCC Coffee self-serve bars throughout the Symposium to experience the Black&White4c’s exquisite espresso and barista-quality micro-foam. UCC Coffee will be serving its premium Grand Crü Composition No.1 through the machine, which delegates can try in one of 30 pre-set beverages.
The new Black&White4c fully automatic coffee machine is hand-crafted by Swiss manufacturers, Thermoplan, and is available exclusively through UCC Coffee UK & Ireland. To find out more about the equipment visit www.ucc-coffee.co.uk.
 Mid-morning and lunch are the most important ‘day-parts’ for coffee purchase (UCC Coffee UK & Ireland consumer poll 2013)
 The Swiss-Made marque guarantees over 72% of component parts are made in Switzerland