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14 STiR tea & coffee industry international EQUIPMENT NEWS Coffee Made Easy De Jong DUKE, a Dutch manufacturer of coffee equipment with branches in Europe and the USA, recently intro- duced the Nio, a new machine that stands out with quality drinks, touch- screen displays, dynamic advertising pos- sibilities, sustainability and ease of use. The company is privately owned and has more than 50 years of experience building and developing coffee machines, based on the principles of innovation, design and reliability. De Jong DUKE's first coffee dispensing machine was built in the late 50's. In 1971 the company produced Europe's first filterfresh® machine. "The Nio has very useful feature: it can be cleaned and utilized without hav- ing to open the machine. Filling, cleaning and the removal of used grounds can be done from the outside of the machine. This keyless cleaning and operation fea- ture also dubbed as closed-door-cleaning will make taking care of the machine an easy task while keeping your hands clean," according to the company. The Nio is equipped with a CoEx® brewer, one of the latest examples of in- novative coffee technology from de Jong DUKE. CoEx® is recognized as one of the most reliable and easiest coffee brew- ers available today. The brewer is unique and communications in the standby mode and during preparation of the beverages. With LAN or wifi connection and additional Connect.Me® software module, the machine can be brought on- line for either communication purposes or for remote access and advanced monitoring. The Connect.Me® software can also enable you to optimize ser- vice, reduce cost and improve the users experience. The Nio from de Jong DUKE confirms what you expect; a surprising coffee experience from a professional and distinguished looking machine. The Nio was recently awarded the prestigious Red Dot design award 2014. Learn more: as it can make a regular coffee with a low pressure and a real espresso using the required nine to 15 bars of pressure. The design and engineering of both the brewer and the brewing mechanism ensures that the equipment is easy to maintain. Besides the CoEx®-brewer the Nio also has ingeniously placed full color led indicator lights which allow you to tune the machine to its environment and also assist in the operation of the machine. The subtle lights warn of a misplaced canister or a full waste bucket. Clearly visible ingredients in bins on top of the machine not only adds to the experience when enjoying your drink but also allow for easy filling. With its compact dimensions, CoEx®-brewer and a 10.4" high resolu- tion full color touch screen and compre- hensive versatility featuring f.e. milktop- ping and/or fresh milk versions the Nio is easy to set up for both self serve and full serve mode. This combined with a possible daily throughput of 150 plus drinks make the Nio a perfect fit for many office locations or foodservice applications. Customization is possible through adjustments of the menu's, selections, icons and cup sizes. Further fine tuning can be done through the use of images Company will have a long-term impact and help move commu- nities forward through our partnership," said Mycoskie. Angel Orozco of Los Angeles-based Cafecito Organico was chosen to supervise the wholesale roasting operation which offers six premium coffee varieties. Learn more: and Brazil Cup of Excellence Auction Shows Gains Varginha, Brazil – Winning coffees from the 2014 Cup of Excellence Brazil Late Harvest competition were auctioned on March 6, fetching an average of $6.76 per pound – a 10% gain over the 2013 average of $6.15. In all, proceeds from the sale of twenty-three lots raised more than $302,000, 80% of which is paid directly to the win- ning farmers after infrastructure costs. Learn more about the Cup of Excellence® auction results and winning coffees at: RTD Tea Growth Bottled tea posted significant gains in convenience outlets last year with growth topping 9% to $1.23 billion, according to Nielsen market research. The growth is attributed to innovation in flavors and line extensions as well as packing. Sales growth contrasted with declines in juice and juice drinks. AriZona tea is the segment leader with $270 million in sales, according to market researchers IRI. Lipton Brisk trailed at $153 million. Coca-Cola's FUZE recorded annual growth of 250% in convenience outlets. Gold Peak showed unit sales growth of 14%. Snapple and Diet Snapple showed modest gains. Lipton's Yellow Label showed the greatest decline at 15.6%, according to a March report in Convenience Store Decisions magazine. NATC Hot Tea Winners Las Vegas, Nev. – Fir st pl ace winner s in t he Nor t h Amer i- can Tea Championships Hot Tea Evaluation include: Black Tusk Trading; Florapharm Tea; Garden to Cup Organics Ltd.; International Tea Importers, Mountain Tea; Naivetea; Octavia Tea; QTrade Teas & Herbs; Sipping Streams Tea Company; TeaSource, LLC; Tea Xotics, LLC; and Walters Bay. Garden to Cup Organics led the Championship with the most wins, including four first-place honors, four second place wins and a third place recognition. This new player in the market, driven by seasoned tea experts, is a wholesale supplier of ethically sourced, loose-leaf organic teas based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more:

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