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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 […]

Caffe Culture Olympia
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 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: 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 Sajith Wimalaratne: Monday 14th November, 2016

Wine, beer and data – How smart is your dispensing system?

My colleagues and I were at the BrauBeviale 2016 in Nuremburg last week. We have been serving personalised wines through our Vinfusion technology and demonstrating our reverse cyclone system to produce emulsions at the point of dispense. BrauBeviale is one of the biggest exhibitions for the whole process chain of beverage production, from ingredients to […]

personalised fragrances
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Getting Personal in the Fragrance Segment

Fragrances are perhaps the most de-personalised personal care item known to mankind. Why? Well – think about it: For the last 20 years almost half of the turnover of many fragrance houses has been generated during pre-season December time. Now let’s be frank, we all get these special promotions or bizarre smelling after-shaves that end […]

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By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Make it fresh: personalised sun cream

Each year my summer vacation to Greece shows the same behavioural pattern: I hide my sensitive white skin below an umbrella and cover all over in SPF 50 hoping to avoid the lobster look once again. At the same time my Greek friend lies toasting in the burning hot sun, applying tanning accelerator to her […]