A1000 from Franke

Coffee machines from Franke are inspired by restaurant operators. Franke Kaffeemaschinen’s A1000 machine has a dosing station for six flavours and two types of milk, with any nutritional/allergen information able to be indicated on the new display. It has an automatic cleaning system which guarantees a sparkling clean machine daily. Available in black or white.

OptiBean Touch

Launching this month, Animo’s OptiBean Touch is one of the new generations of intelligent espresso machines. It has an easy-to-use touchscreen and intuitive user interface, and stores up to 24 recipes. Personal strength preferences are easily adjustable. OptiBean Touch is also energy efficient and has A+ energy label.


Coffee Planet’s chemex is a pour-over style manual brewing gadget that is simple to use and retains the flavour complexity in each coffee, available via the company’s online shop and priced at US$67 (AED 245).

Melitta’s new espressos

Melitta Professional Coffee Solutions has launched three espressos for the UK market: Espresso Blend, crafted for a milk-based coffee experience; Espresso Samba, consisting of 100% Arabica coffee beans sourced from some of the most sought after regions within Brazil; and Espresso Nature, which is 100% Arabica and 100% Rainforest Bod Alliance Accredited coffee.

Pellini Top

One of La Marquise International’s best selling products is Pellini Top, a blend of high-quality Arabica coffee, made from coffee beans that have been selected directly from their countries of origin. The slow-roasting process and controlled ripening enhances the taste and aroma of the Pellini Top, giving it a delicate combination of flower and honey scents along with cocoa and liquorice scents, according to La Marquise International’s in-house professional barista, Armiel Alkuino.

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