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Orangebox are well known for their contemporary furniture that is intelligently designed and customer focussed. Recently, Orangebox opened their Smartworking Space in Clerkenwell, London. Not only does the Smartworking Space show off Orangebox’s cutting-edge furniture range, it also acts as a dynamic, ever-evolving exploration of the diverse scenarios, challenges, opportunities, tasks and requirements of the contemporary workspace and workforce.

When Orangebox chose to install a TopBrewer into their new Smartworking Space (you can read more about it here), they were invited to become one of our Strategic Partners. 

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The Food Service Equipment Journal picked the TopBrewer as one of few "commercial coffee machines ideal for use by operators with sites that experience differing levels of demand."

 

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Desks are getting smaller but the office footprint isn’t shrinking, instead businesses are moving away from conventional office design in favour of creating more inviting and flexible workspaces that foster collaboration and provide an escape from the traditional desk.

As breakout areas become more popular in the workspace across all sectors (not just tech companies), so too does the demand for premium barista-quality beverages and other enticing refreshments, giving the much sought-after millennial generation little reason to leave the office.

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14th & 15th November 2017 

HereEast, London

WorkTech is the “unmissable” event for senior corporate workplace professionals and we are delighted to be sponsoring for the fourth consecutive year. This much anticipated event attracts over 3000 professionals over the course of the 2 days, all of whom are involved in the future of work and the workplace across a broad spectrum of industries. 

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Great news tech fans, TopBrewer will be featured on the new Dave TV series The Joy of Techs on Tuesday 27th June.

The new show follows actor & presenter Alexis Conran and comedian Marcus Brigstocke as they put all manner of technology to the test in a hilarious battle of wills; Alexis is a modern man and self-confessed gadget geek, whilst Marcus is a technophobe who prefers more traditional low-tech solutions. But what will the two friend’s make of the TopBrewer when they visit London’s Smart APP-artment?

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23th - 25th May 2016 

Clerkenwell, London

Visiting Clerkenwell Design Week this month?  Why not take the opportunity to see the TopBrewer in action, pick up some great ideas for your next project and discover the latest design trends.

Celebrating its 8th year, Clerkenwell Design Week is packed with an exciting showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.

 

Check out the full programme here to plan your visit, but don’t forget to include a coffee stop on the way!

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PRESS RELEASE: 9 March 2017

Cutting-edge coffee machine manufacturer, Scanomat has launched an IoT cloud management system for its TopBrewer coffee machines.

The innovative platform, aptly named CoffeeCloud, is the worlds first and most advanced cloud management system for coffee machines, delivering unique business intelligence and a completely connected next-generation user experience.

Available now as a stand-alone app, CoffeeCloud is an industry first as a fully fledged cloud application, providing TopBrewer customers and dealers with real-time operational insights, key metrics and live dashboards to ensure the smooth operational running of commercial coffee machines in a way that has never been seen before. Scanomat believes this will change the game of operation of physical products.

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If we weren’t excited enough about exhibiting at the upcoming Great Hospitality Show later this month, our excitement has reached a whole new level with TopBrewer being shortlisted as a Top 12 Finalist in The Great Product Awards!

TopBrewer joins 11 other finalist products which have been selected as the very best products at the show - so don’t miss your chance to visit us on Stand 530 to sample a delicious fresh coffee personalised by the TopBrewer app and see how TopBrewer is revolutionising the coffee experience in the hospitality industry.

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We have lots to celebrate at Scanomat HQ as we have been shortlisted for TWO awards in The Caterer Product Excellence Awards.

TopBrewer has made it through to the finals in the 'beverage-making & dispense equipment' category, and our delicious AmokkaCrema coffee is a finalist in the 'hot beverages - coffee' category.

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Millennials are set to form more than 50% of the global workforce by 2020, making it more important than ever for employers to adapt their approach to attract and retain the best talent, without inadvertently alienating older colleagues. 

Also known as “Generation Y”, Millennials are the youngest members of today’s workforce and are defined as being born between 1980 and the year 2000. Due to major advancements in technology, millennials have been brought up very differently to their Generation X and Baby Boomer predecessors and as a result are having a huge impact on the future of workplace design, culture and management style. 

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Did you know that the amount of coffee you drink could have something to do with your DNA? A new study by Edinburgh University has identified that your genes can have a direct impact on your coffee consumption.

According to the new report, people who possess a specific gene called PDSS2 usually drink less coffee than those without the gene. This is because the gene reduces the ability for the body to breakdown caffeine and therefore means you need less coffee to get your caffeine boost.

Researchers surveyed over 1200 people in Italy and found that those without the gene PDSS2 drank an average of one extra cup of coffee per day.

These results back up previous studies which show links between genetics and coffee consumption, although larger studies are needed to confirm the findings.

 

So next time you feel a craving for coffee it could be down to your DNA!

 

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WORKTECH
9 & 10 November 2016
Level 39, One Canada Square, London

 

We are delighted to be sponsoring this year’s WORKTECH London event where we will be demonstrating the revolutionary TopBrewer coffee machine to delegates, and serving a selection of speciality coffees via the TopBrewer app. 

As keen advocates of the future workplace, we have supported Worktech for the past few years and it is one of the most inspirational events on the calendar for anyone with a keen interest in the future of work. 

From our past experience, Worktech is an unmissable forum, bringing together senior thought-leaders and world-class speakers to deliver a packed two-day programme of stimulating debates, cutting-edge ideas and disruptive discussions.

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BCSC
14 & 15 September 2016
Cushman & Wakefield - Stand 14
Manchester Central, UK

 

Commercial property and real estate consultants, Cushman & Wakefield are exhibiting at this year’s BCSC event and will be offering visitors a selection of premium, speciality beverages via a pop-up TopBrewer coffee station on their stand.

Cushman & Wakefield were looking for innovative ways to stand out at the event and approached Scanomat about a possible collaboration. 

Simon Bracken, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Scanomat UK comments; 

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support Cushman & Wakefield at BCSC and look forward to delivering a world-class beverage experience to their clients. The event promises to be an excellent networking opportunity and we are very excited to introduce our connected coffee experience to the retail and leisure industries.”

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By far the most interesting and exciting coffee segment of the moment is speciality coffee (also referred to as “specialty” coffee). 

Speciality coffee is seeing rapid expansion in the UK, and across the globe, as consumers continue to seek out the best quality coffee to enjoy in and out of home. In this blog, we explore the rise of speciality coffee and what makes it so sacred.

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As experts in office coffee, we don’t believe in reserving the best coffee for executive lounges and VIP visitor areas. Instead, a consistent approach to coffee in all areas of the workplace can help to improve productivity and boost staff morale. In this blog, we explore the different areas of the office where it is important to serve premium coffee for staff and visitors.

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In an increasingly competitive hot beverage market it is crucial for caterers to innovate their coffee offer. Here are our top tips for impressing your customers and standing out from the crowd with the beautiful art of coffee and everything that comes with it.

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TopBrewer has topped the list of coffee must-haves in a recent online feature by Square Mile.

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Don't forget to pick up your copy of this month's Architect's Choice magazine with TopBrewer on the front cover. Inside you will find our Assael Architecture case study on page 33. 

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Working in a hot office when the sun is blazing outside can feel like extra hard work and result in less productive employees. Read on for our top tips for maintaining staff wellbeing when the heat rises.

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With technology moving at an increasingly fast pace, hotels and conference venues should look at ways to enhance the overall guest experience, from a digital perspective, in order to stay ahead of the competition. In our latest blog we focus on the digital technology trends that are set to revolutionise the guest experience.

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