Wacaco Company Limited has announced the availability of their hand powered portable espresso Machine, the Minipresso.
The Minipresso allows the comfort and pep of an espresso to be enjoyed on the go and in the great outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, caravanning or staying in a hotel, the compactness of the device makes it the idea espresso machine to stow away in a bag or backpack.
With little effort, Minipresso produces satisfying coffe shots, with a quality close to traditional machine. Unlike other portable espresso units, the Minipresso is hand-powered, meaning there is no need to plug anything or purchase N20 cartridges. Its ease of use lies in the ingenious built-in semi-automatic piston that helps to achieve optimal extraction pressure after just a few pumps, injecting small quantities of water into the coffee adapter for a rich, flavourful drink.
The minimal distance between the water tank and coffee chamber, avoids losing too much heat during water displacement. As a result, Minipresso produces at ambient condition 24°C (75°F), an espresso at perfect temperature 67°C (152°F) in cup with a compact and persistent crema on top.
The whole device has been designed to be as compact as possible, measuring 17.6 cm (6.95 inches) tall and weighing 350g (0.8lbs), and crafted with reinforced materials to withstand shocks.
Rachel’s has launched its first ever organic Divine Desserts range, arriving in Waitrose and Sainsbury’s stores from late August.
Renowned for supreme taste and premium organic credentials, Rachel’s new indulgent desserts are made lovingly and with care, using only the finest fresh organic ingredients and no artificial flavourings or preservatives.
Presented in individual glass ramekins which can be re-used after eating, the new desserts are available as a pack of two, ideal for sharing during nights in with friends and family, after dinner, or simply when you want to spoil yourself to a mid-week treat. Divine Desserts are available in two delicious varieties:
• Divine Chocolate Pot - A combination of the finest organic chocolate, milk and cream, the chocolate pot has a meltingly luscious texture and a rich, chocolate flavour.
• Divine Vanilla Pot - With a careful blend of fragrant vanilla and a light and silky smooth texture, Rachel’s sumptuous pot promises a melt in the mouth experience.
Sophie Giraudel, brand manager at Rachel’s, says: “The addition of Rachel’s Divine Desserts brings another dimension to the Rachel’s brand, presenting an exciting opportunity for us to leverage our expertise in the dairy sector as we expand into the desserts segment.
“Following the success of Rachel’s Divine Rice; our new desserts range provides shoppers with a different way to enjoy Rachel’s straight from the fridge, incorporating the very same passion, care and organic ingredients as all Rachel’s products. Such innovation brings fresh opportunity for us to capitalise on the moments of indulgence we know everyone looks forward to, whilst keeping our consumers engaged and excited by the Rachel’s brand.”
Rachel’s new range is available from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s, priced at a RRP of £1.99 for a pack of two.
Cafés Novell, which started in Spain in 1958 and is one of Spain’s top coffee roasters, is involved in the global sourcing, selecting, roasting and distribution of high quality coffee to businesses across the world.
Now, Cafés Novell has been launched into the UK, initially focusing on Yorkshire, London and the North of England. The UK expansion is being spearheaded by a joint venture with leading property development, investment and retail management group, Yorkshire-based Scarborough Group International, headed by the McCabe family, who are also co-owners of Sheffield United.
The partnership has already experienced success in Asia, where they teamed up to form Espuma coffee shops in Hong Kong and now across China, with an anticipated 30 outlets by 2017 to cater for the growing demand for coffee from both locals and visiting foreigners.
Cafes Novell, which is number one in Spain for customer service to its clients, has built a reputation for premium quality coffee and over the years has expanded throughout the country. In recent years the company has started to expand globally with offices opening in Italy, Hong Kong and the USA.
Phil White, managing director of Cafes Novell UK, said: “We are really excited to bring the Cafés Novell brand to the UK, growing our international reach and aim to provide the perfect cup to our clients’ customers through our focused customer service support and training, along with our extensive range of premium quality coffee.”