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designed for disassembly
By James Westley: Monday 2nd October, 2017

Making consumer products sustainable by designing for disassembly – Part 1

Consumers have become very good at recycling; in the UK the mass of waste sent to landfill has decreased by 40% since the turn of the millennium. There is greater social responsibility with regards to waste and many large companies are starting to take steps to prevent resources getting into landfills. However recycling rates have […]

Machine vision
By David Gladwin: Monday 25th September, 2017

Watching what you drink

I’ve recently returned from a week at #drinktec 2017 in Munich where the latest advances in every field of the beverage industry were on show. VR headsets to show you your new production line, AR goggle so the barman can see the exact status off all his beers on tap and consumer apps the allow […]

celli app
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 […]

coffee pods
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 […]

BrauBeviale Cambridge Consultants stand
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 […]