Quebec vendor makes a technically great cup of coffee

Published: September 13th, 2012

Quebec City-based Cafection Inc. launches the quite possibily the world’s first Internet connected touchscreen coffee maker called Innovation Series.

I can’t see Starbucks or Tim Horton’s shaking in their boots over this new tech gadget, but the company is positioning the product for the new interactive office.

The high tech coffee makers comes with remote management capabilities that includes customizable messaging and only produces biodegradable waste.

Also part of the package from Cafection is an Internet-connected automated fresh coffee dispensers: the Cafection Innovation Series Total 1 and Total Lite bean to cup coffee brewers. This new technology enhances the automated coffee brewing experience as coffee lovers can now enjoy customized interactive content while their hot beverage is prepared, the company said.

Cafection has also developed a business model for its channel of dealers in Canada. The Innovation Series along with the remote management software were designed to increase operators’ net margins by at least 66 per cent and reduce maintenance and service costs by 60 per cent. Now that’s profit solution providers in the IT space can only dream of.

And, Cafection has a green story to tell as well. The Total 1 and Total Lite contribute to global sustainability efforts because it only uses biodegradable supplies. Cafection believes its full line of coffee brewers help organizations reach their sustainability objectives by effectively reducing waste currently produced by coffee consumption.

Frank Baron, president of Cafection, said of his product that it’s a coffee maker, a communications center, a remote management system, and a sustainability catalyst all in one. “We’ve turned the 30-40 seconds it takes for fresh coffee to be brewed into a feature for both consumers and operators that’s completely customizable based on the location of the coffee brewer.”

He added that the touch screen is big enough for digital signage solutions for businesses.


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