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BARISTA-STYLE COFFEE AT
THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
After a long day, pubs are usually a place to retreat and relax, indulging in life’s little
pleasures. And together with increasing competition and a rise in the overall standards
of establishments, pubs are delivering a higher quality offering across the board. Many
pubs are increasingly turning their attention to interior design, new entertainment
offerings, unique menus and quality beverages to help distinguish themselves from
Nespresso has provided some of the world’s most renowned establishments with
coffee service for over 20 years. Establishments choose to serve Nespresso not only
because it’s an exceptional coffee, but also because the quality and consistency of
each cup appeals to their discerning guests. At Nespresso, we are committed to
providing our coffee lovers with an exceptional experience. Similarly, this experience is
why pubs put emphasis on high quality food and beverage.
Nespresso makes it possible for pubs to deliver a high quality coffee with just the
press of a button. Regardless of who makes it, and especially during busy periods
like lunchtime and in the evening, Nespresso Professional machines help publicans
consistently achieve excellent coffee without the need for a barista. The Aguila 220
machine, for example, gives staff convenient access to 12 pre-programmed coffee
recipes at the touch of a button, to deliver the perfect cup of coffee every time and
provide variety to customers. In an industry with a high staff turnover rate, Nespresso’s
commercial machines provide the ability to manage the volume demands required,
with minimal cleaning and maintenance.
In the last few years, pubs have increasingly focused on adding variety to their range
of food and beverage menus. In particular, we’ve seen menus expand to serve a broader
range of quality produce and begin experimenting with new flavour combinations,
including coffee. Pubs around the country have caught onto the trend by serving
variations on the popular espresso martini. And with Australians being sophisticated
coffee drinkers, there is an increasing demand for high quality coffee in restaurants and
pubs as well as cafes. With its commitment to sourcing the highest quality green coffee,
Nespresso is leading by example in coffee quality in restaurants, hotels, pubs and at
home. Nespresso only selects from among the world's top 1-2 per cent of quality coffee
to ensure it delivers the best coffee experiences to all coffee lovers.
Nespresso is also able to cater to many coffee tastes and preferences with a range
of 13 Grand Cru coffees for its Professional machines. Hermetically sealed with
aluminium to ensure a high quality taste and freshness, Nespresso capsules offer a
variety of aromatic profiles which have been created to suit any taste palate. Aluminium
is also an infinitely recyclable material, making Nespresso an everyday sustainable
luxury to suit the preferences of all coffee lovers. Publicans can use our range of
Professional Nespresso machines with the guarantee that they will create a consistent
high quality coffee for their guests, at the touch of a button.
Nespresso Business Solutions
Commercial Manager Australia
It’s no secret that coffee in cocktail form is the biggest
seller in pubs right now. The popularity of the espresso
martini has been on an exponential rise in Australia;
starting in Melbourne, the coffee capital of the country.
Their fame has now spread to all other metropolitan
areas, where they are now considered a cocktail staple.
Brendon Rogers, premium spirits brand ambassador Vic/
Tas for The Exchange, pointed out that the cocktail is
even gaining traction in regional areas, suggesting that
the espresso martini is here to stay.
But the actual espresso portion of the cocktail has
long created headaches for bartenders, in taking up
time to brew the coffee and allowing it to cool down,
or to create a consistent drink. But with its increasing
popularity, venues have found a variety of ways to
overcome these problems.
At the Dolphin Hotel in Sydney, the Al Caffe cocktails
are pre-batched before the day’s trade to not only save
time, but to ensure that the product is consistent, as bar
manager Robbie Dodds explains.
“How many times have you had two cocktails in
a venue taste different? Within the Dolphin there are
five bars in operation on a busy night. By pre-batching
our Al Caffe I have faith that every customer dining or
drinking with us will have the same cocktail.
“There are also benefits such as minimal wait times for
the customer, stock control and for bartenders to pump
through numerous cocktails at a time with less clean-up.”
At Woollahra Hotel, where more than 500 espresso
martinis are sold on average on a Saturday, Kurtis Bosley
and his bar crew have partnered with Mr Black to use
cold-brew coffee solutions in their martinis, to cut down
prep time. In the venue’s Terrace Bar, where espresso
martinis are ordered quite often, the cocktail has been
installed on tap so that it can be served less than a
minute after ordering.
As an alternative solution to the problems of
preparation time and consistency, Grinders Coffee
X-tract, a pure coffee extract specifically to be used as an
espresso martini mixer, was launched on Monday 3 July.
Rogers says that X-tract addresses the problems
associated with espresso martinis with ease.
“The espresso martini is Australia’s number one
selling cocktail by sales and volume, but with this
success it is also the most inconsistent. This variance is
due to many challenges over the bar, including that most
bartenders are not baristas, therefore the fresh espresso
is different every time.”
He continues: “Some bars pull shots in the afternoon
ready for service that night, unfortunately the espresso
can become more bitter as time goes on and coffee crema
dissipates leading to less favourable flavours. Or if the
venue pours fresh espresso, time becomes a major factor
and speed of service is affected.
Rogers says none of those problems are an issue
with X-tract, which is a consistent extract of 100 per
cent Colombian coffee, is shelf stable and an efficient
alternative to brewing espresso.
“No more jumping behind a coffee machine while ten
people deep at the bar are waiting on their next drink.
X-tract can be slotted in your speed rail ready to pour
next to the vodka and coffee liquor, ready for the perfect
espresso martini every time.”
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The Nespressp Professional
series saves time in making a
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