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"Is that a barista in your pocket?"

TopBrewer was filmed by Dougal Shaw as part of London Design Festival in September.  Simon Bracken, Scanomat UK Managing Director, demonstrated the TopBrewer, which is suitable for professional and home use, at the 100% Design Show.

WATCH THE VIDEO: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29316631

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The Danish coffee machine manufacturer responsible for bringing us the world’s first app controlled coffee machine, are exclusively launching a domestic version of their revolutionary TopBrewer at 100% Design 2014.

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At Scanomat we pride ourselves on being ‘innovators not imitators’ so it is very exciting to be involved in this new and upcoming event which is centred around innovation in the takeaway sector.

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Scanomat have become the first coffee machine manufacturer to introduce iBeacon technology into their products. The location based technology for iOS will allow Scanomat to send messages direct to end users via the TopBrewer app.

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Scanomat, the Danish pioneers behind the world’s first smartphone/tablet controlled coffee machine - TopBrewer, have taken their unique concept one step further by opening the world’s first app controlled cafe.

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Many corporate TopBrewer clients have recently moved offices or are in the process of doing so.  One thing that a lot of these businesses have in common is their rationale when it comes to moving to a hot desking or hotelling environment.  As space becomes increasingly in demand and more expensive, particularly in the City, agile working practices are a great way of saving money and reducing wasted square footage. 

So what is hot desking and how does it work?  Hot desking means that employees no longer work from fixed desks.  Some organisations operate a booking in system, known as hotelling, whereby staff literally book themselves into a desk when they arrive at work in the morning.  A strict clear desk policy is often adhered to and lockers are generally allocated to staff to store their personal and work belongings. 

The reception to this modern way of working from staff can be mixed and it is important for businesses to communicate with their employees about the change, why it is happening and what the benefits will be to them and the organisation as a whole.  Some employees view their desk as a second home, this is understandable due to the amount of time we each spend at our workplace.  A desk can harbour a sense of identity and individuality, a place to express ones self through potted plants, family pictures and stationary.  However, the prospect of clearing ones belongings away into a locker each evening can be perceived as somewhat of an annoyance.  

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So what are the benefits to employees? The good thing about hot desking is that companies do not need to allocate a desk to every member of staff.  What with holidays, external meetings and the ability to work remotely, the workplace is never full to capacity, therefore the extra space can be used much more efficiently to create communal areas, hubs, meeting spaces and generally nicer environments to work in and collaborate with colleagues.  If you are working with a specific colleague from a different team on a certain project, hot desking allows you the flexibility to book a spot next to them so that you can collaborate much more effectively.  Not only this, in many organisations this way of working is not limited to staff, Directors are also adopting the scheme allowing for a much more open and relaxed way of working.  Breaking down barriers and obstacles in the workplace both physically and metaphorically can create a genuine culture shift.

 

Scanomat perspective:

"We have learnt from our clients that hot desking makes perfect sense in the modern workspace.  It is an efficient and cost effective model that has many benefits to both the organisation adopting the principles and their staff.  But it can be a long journey for some and communication at every stage is crucial to a smooth transition and positive cultural shift." Simon Bracken, Managing Director, Scanomat UK

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17 - 19 June
ExCel, London
Stand O950 / Hall N10

TopBrewer has been invited to feature on the BIFM stand once again following a successful 2013 show.  In it’s 15th anniversary year the Facilities Show is set to be bigger and better than the 2013 event, which welcomed over 15,000 visitors. Facilities Managers from across the UK are invited to sample the award-winning TopBrewer on the BIFM stand from 17 - 19 June. 

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The internet of things, or IoT, as it is affectionately known as in the tech community, is a hot topic at the moment.  Smart devices and apps have the potential to enhance your life, make your home or workplace more efficient and keep you safe.  Below we look at a selection of IoT product areas that are already available on the market and could potentially change your world for good.

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We are excited to announce that TopBrewer will be featuring at the London Real Estate Forum on 11th & 12th June courtesy of Level39.

Level39, headed by Eric Van Der Kleij, was opened by Boris Johnson over a year ago and is a major technology accelerator based at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf.

Level39 have three TopBrewer’s installed in their offices and they are proud of their ‘iPad coffee machines’.  In March, they kindly invited us to Mipim in Cannes as part of a four day event dubbed as ‘the world’s property market’.  TopBrewer was hugely popular amongst the visitors and even Boris Johnson dropped by to try a latte.

The London Real Estate Forum, held at Berkeley Square in London, is a fantastic opportunity to gain insight from over 100 key decision makers involved in the development of London, with Boris Johnson and Eric Van Der Kleij amongst the list of headline speakers.

If you are heading to the event you will find TopBrewer on the Canary Wharf Group stand.

Registration for the event is here

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TopBrewer will be heading to Founders Forum on 12th June with Canary Wharf’s technology accelerator, Level39

 Set up nine year’s ago by two massive entrepreneurs in their own right, Brent Hoberman (lastminute.com, made.com, PROfounders Capital) and Jonathon Goodwin (LongAcre, The Wireless Group, Lepe Partners, PROfounders Capital), Founders Forum is a series of global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow.

 There are almost no speakers at the event as all of the attendees could all be speakers in their own right.  The Forum is a platform to discuss, debate and innovate business and the future with a mix of extremely smart peers.  Previous attendees include Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Chad Hurley (YouTube) and a long list of other inspiring entrepreneurs.

TopBrewer will be proudly on show on the Level39 stand where guests can personalise their coffee with the TopBrewer app.

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What is the first thing you do when you get to the office?  For many of us the answer will be "Grab a coffee".  We rely on a caffeine fix to get us through our working day, but quite often the office coffee solution is of a substandard quality, particularly if it is free or subsidised for staff, but it doesn't have to be that way - office coffee can be amazing!

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Hugh Gilmartin
, a leading coffee advisor in Northern Ireland and SCAE board member, hosted the discussion on Delivering a quality coffee offering when it’s not your core business” in the Caffe Culture theatre on the Thursday of the show. 

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9th - 13th April

Birmingham NEC


See the TopBrewer in the HUB Theatre

The TopBrewer will be one of many exciting products and gadgets on show in the HUB Theatre every day during Gadget Show Live.  Aled Hayden Jones (Radio 1) and Lucy Hedges (Stuff TV) will be your guides, giving fun reviews and demonstrations throughout the day in this free to attend theatre.

Catch the TopBrewer as part of the "Connected Home" feature every day from 4:15 - 4:45pm.
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Date: 17 - 20 September 2014

Venue: Earls Court London

Stand No: O6

 

Hall: Workplace

After a hugely successful event in 2013, Scanomat will be exhibiting once again at 100% Design, but this time on a grander scale.

100% Design is the place to catch all of the latest interior design trends this Autumn.  With over 27k visitors in 2013, the show, which is the main attraction of the London Design Festival, is set to be a roaring success in 2014!
 
With the rising trend of the “internet of things” hot on everyone’s lips, the TopBrewer is perfectly adapted to allow tech-savvy workplaces and consumers the ability to automate their coffee experience at the swipe of an iPhone.  At 100% Design, the Scanomat Coffee Geeks’ will be showcasing their latest technology and discussing the future of coffee in the workplace.

Architects and Designers are already transforming the workspace environment into a social, collaborative and inspiring space to harbour ideas and bring them to life.  At Scanomat we are tuned into this revolution and deliver a unique office coffee experience for the modern workspace that enhances new wave working practices, such as; agile working, hoteling and BYOD. 

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If you have been itching to try out the TopBrewer for yourself before specifying it for a client then this is your chance to get up close and personal with the world’s first iPhone controlled coffee machine.  Can’t wait for September?  Watch the TopBrewer video or download our installation examples presentation to see how the TopBrewer looks in different environments.

Tweet for a Treat - Share your TopBrewer Experience!

Throughout the show we will be encouraging visitors to the Scanomat stand to share their ‘TopBrewer Experience’ by tweeting a picture/vine using the hashtag #TopBrewer100.  Our favourite tweet at the end of the Show will win an iPad Mini courtesy of Scanomat.




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Scanomat are renowned for their attention to detail and innovative ideas, so it is no surprise that they are offering a new personal touch to their clients.  Not only can you personalise your coffee with the revolutionary TopBrewer app, new customers can now personalise their coffee machine by having their own company logo embossed on the front of the signature swan neck.  

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We are big fans of The Gadget Show at Scanomat HQ so we were thrilled when they asked us to be a part of the Show! As part of a Barista Challenge, headed up by Italy's Number 1 Barista Champion: Giacomo Vannelli, the TopBrewer was pitched head to head against a range of other coffee machines and Giacomo's own Barista talents.  

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This year's 86th Oscar's Ceremony gave us the glitz and glamour of the red carpet, amazing couture dresses, emotional speeches and sensational selfies - but behind the scenes is where the real action happened!

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We were lucky enough to be part of the exquisite Architectural Digest Greenroom, designed this year by AD100 Architect David Rockwell.  

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The sumptuous space, designed as a retreat for Oscar-winning superstars, boasted a digital art installation of 86 screens (one for each year in the Academy Awards history), an outside garden area and... none other than a TopBrewer!

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Watch the video to hear how David Rockwell created this amazing loft-style space!


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Scanomat are thrilled to announce that the TopBrewer has been shortlisted for ‘Product Launch of the Year’ at this year’s Essential Cafe Trade Awards.  

This is the second year for the Magazine’s Trade Awards which culminates in an Awards Evening and Gala Dinner on Tuesday 4th March at Sandown Park.  Aimed at highlighting the very best the coffee shop and cafe sector has to offer in terms of innovation and design, the awards ‘aim to support and expand this vibrant and exciting sector’.

Speaking of being shortlisted, Simon Bracken, Managing Director of Scanomat UK said: “It is a great honour that the TopBrewer has been recognised by Essential Cafe .  The coffee shop sector is thriving in the UK and we are thrilled to have launched a product which has created an entirely new category of coffee machine and allows the barista to serve coffee in a completely new and exciting way!”

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Stand 38

Earls Court, London

29 - 30 January 2014, 1-8pm 

The Architect and Interior Design community are invited to come and experience the Scanomat TopBrewer at the Architect@Work Show at Earls Court, London, on 29th and 30th January 2014.
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Come visit our stand at HOST

Thank you for visiting us last year, and supporting our product. Once again this year we are have a stand at HOST, where we hope we can surprise you once again. 
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Since our last visit we are proud to say, the TopBrewer has managed to create a whole new category within the world of coffee, and has been installed in hotel chains, restaurants, cafés, offices and homes.

We have achieved over 1 million views on the video, changed the coffee experience and created a following.

This time we hope to be able to inspire you in many new ways.

We are located at: A60 B63 Hall 18

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The Coffee Experience

With a new stunning user interface and easy to use operations, native iPad, iPhone and Android support for the TopBrewer makes it undeniably one of the best systems.
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