Kees van der Westen - BeanScene Magazine
Roaster Smackdown 2019
Aillio Founders Jacob and Jonas Lillie explain why the use of infrared technology is set to take the guesswork out of roasting and separate fact from fiction.
Scientists have said our best ideas develop in the shower thanks to a relaxed state of mind and release of the organic chemical dopamine. But in the case of Jonas Lillie of roaster manufacturer Aillio, his best idea evolved while brushing his teeth.
Jonas has been trying to find a solution to the moisture build-up and dust collection inside the protective germanium glass of the Bullet roaster he and twin brother Jacob had developed.
The finer details
Anfim and Espresso Company Australia are committed to taking coffee grinding technology to the next level, with science and passion backing its progress.
When Hemro Group Head of Product Development and Design Daniel Hofstetter held an Anfim grinder workshop in Australia in November 2018, the reactions from the crowd were divided. There were nods of heads from those who understood the mathematical explanation of volume-based particle size distribution (PSD), blank stares at the word “sphericity”, and fascinated expressions from those who couldn’t believe how much product information was willingly shared.
“Anyone’s mind blown?” Daniel asked the crowd, pointing to a relating cartoon on the power point slide. “Trust me, the more you look into coffee the less you understand.”
Bringing the coffee world together
Now in its eighth year, MICE is known throughout the Asia Pacific as the largest and most exciting dedicated coffee event. A phenomenal 11,043 café owners, roasters, baristas, equipment manufacturers, service providers and more flocked to the Melbourne Showgrounds in 2018. MICE has grown so much they made the decision to relocate to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center to bring you an even better event experience in 2019!
Espresso Company Australia (ECA) will be showcasing our core range of Specialty equipment with Rocket Commercial and Domestic Machines and a full rage of ANFIM grinders. We are incredibly excited to also share with you a range of new products and new brands that have joined our family. Kees van der Westen, Aillio, HIROIA, Bentwood Coffee, NICHE and Le Nez Du Café all will be shown some for the first time in Australia.
We are proud to be showing some new brands to the International Coffee Community for the first time anywhere!
- The new and very cool bespoke and customisable SLIM JIM from Kees van der Westen.
- AILLIO with be showing the new Bullet R1 v2 with the all new Power PCB and IR sensors.
- HIROIA (IoT side to HARIO) will be showing the new and clever Bluetooth JIMMY scales and the Samantha Brewer.
- The very stylish and innovative Bentwood Vertical 63 grinder.
- NICHE will be exhibiting their new ZERO retention coffee grinder.
- Le Nez De Café will be showing the coffee sensory aroma kit.
SEE US AT STAND 77
Espresso Company and Hemro Group to host two Anfim Grinder workshops
For more information on the Melbourne workshop, click here.
For more information on the Sydney workshop, click here.
A workshop presented by Daniel Hofstetter, Head of product development for Hemro Group. Showcasing the research, development and data Anfim undertake when developing new products with the focus always the end result - flavour in the cup.
"Today’s coffee industry is buzzing with information. It gets more and more difficult to extract the relevant principals to improve his/her own coffee skills or the quality of a coffee business as such.
Equipment manufacturers face the same issue. In order to make their equipment better some leave no stone unturned. Find out what Anfim does in terms of scientific research and development, to find out how to make the best espresso. Brace yourself for a lot of data and see how championship winning equipment is pushed to the next level." - Dan Hofstetter, Head of Product Development Hemro Group
We look forward to sharing the event with you and catching up with drinks.