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By Rosie Wells: Friday 15th September, 2017

It’s a fine line between a gimmick and a useful connected service

There is nothing better than finishing a long day at work and heading to a bar for a nice big glass of wine. The problem is choosing the bar, choosing where to sit and then figuring out what type of drink you actually want to have. Trying something different and having a new experience is […]

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By Rob Marchington: Thursday 14th September, 2017

IoT: Internet on Tap

As Edd covered in his blog post , the internet of things (IoT) is a growing trend across the entirety of the consumer industry, and is certainly making great headway in the beverage sector, as I’ve seen so far here at Drinktec this week. The key for any IoT system is to continue to provide value […]

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By Max Middleton: Thursday 25th May, 2017

Technology and Artisanship – strange bedfellows

My colleague Steve Thomas and I attended the “Caffé Culture” show at London’s Olympia Conference Centre on Tuesday 23rd May. The show was aimed at those in the Café and Coffee Shop industries. I was attending to see how the various products, services and technologies on show could change or enhance the customer and employee […]

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By Sajith Wimalaratne: Friday 19th May, 2017

It’s a wrap!

I’ve just returned from a visit to Interpack 2017 in Dusseldorf, which is one of the largest packaging fairs in Europe for the food and beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sector. No other trade fair in the world represents the entire supply chain. And at no other trade fair does the […]

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By Edd Brunner: Thursday 4th May, 2017

The challenges of consumable-appliance system design

There has been a lot in the press recently about Juicero – a cold press juice system launched last year by a well-funded Silicon Valley start-up. The system comprises of a consumer focused appliance that uses high force to squeeze juice from a single-serve consumable to produce a fresh, high quality and healthy juice drink. […]

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By Edd Brunner: Friday 28th April, 2017

Vlog: the challenges facing the beverage industry today

The beverage industry is measuring up to the challenges of delivering reduced sugar drinks, alcohol free beers and functional beverages – all without compromising flavour. Edd Brunner, Head of Global Food and Beverage Systems, discusses the challenges facing the drinks industry. Transcript So today I wanted to discuss some of the trends in the food […]

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By Edd Brunner: Monday 27th February, 2017

The power of the vacuum – insight from the Japan Food Service Equipment Show 2017

Last week I visited the Japan Food Service Equipment Show in Tokyo which is Japan’s largest exhibition for the hospitality, food service and catering industries. Whilst there was a lot of globally familiar appliances and beverage dispensing systems there, much of what was on show had a very Japanese feel to it. And that was namely […]

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By Edd Brunner: Tuesday 29th November, 2016

From Beer to Coffee – I love technology transfer!

One of the things that Cambridge Consultants does best is transferring technology from one sector to the other – most commonly between the many sectors we work in such as medical, oil & gas and beverage. So that’s why it was great to see a good example of that at BrauBeviale this year. Nitro coffee has […]

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By Andrew Stratton: Thursday 17th November, 2016

Dreaming of Plug and Play Pipes!

Last week, I was manning my first trade stand here at BrauBeviale. Having worked on the technical development of Vinfusion, our wine blending system, it has been exciting to use this demonstrator to broadcast our capabilities and broad skillset to industry leaders in the beverage sector.  There are many experiences that I will take away from […]

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By Mark Harrison: Wednesday 16th November, 2016

BIY at Brau (Brew It Yourself)

It seems that only yesterday crowdsourcing sites were crammed with 3D printer projects – well now it’s the turn of automated home brew equipment There’s a bewildering choice of home brewing systems to choose from – Beerdroid, Brewboss, Grainfather, Igulu, Pico, Brewbot to name but a few They range from all grain, fully automated to […]