Cimbali at London Coffee Festival: science meets technology

The team from L’Accademia di Cimbali is back at the London Coffee Festival as main sponsors for a fourth consecutive year and this time round the world’s largest coffee equipment manufacturer is through with vintage!  The focus for 2014 is ‘the future’.

Rob Ward, Cimbali’s fourth wave coffee explorer will present ‘The Science of Espresso: Deconstructed’ in daily Lab sessions.  From a science meets technology stance,  Rob will cover the four crucial areas of the mix – the grind, pressure profiling, temperature control and milk preparation.  “I have spent time with Gruppo Cimbali in Milan undertaking controlled taste tests in which we varied key elements of the mix and assessed how that affected  the finished drink.  It makes interesting reading and I am looking forward to sharing the findings with Festival goers.  Stand out professional baristas who aspire to exceed customer expectations will be especially interested in what we have to say,” said Rob.

Cimbali is also hosting a York Coffee Emporium pop up.  These artisan roasters will showcase a varied mix of signature blends including an exclusive honey processed Nicaragua Finca El Bosque Lot 3. This coffee is divine, complex and quirky, delivering the nutty caramel that the Nicaraguan’s are famous for but the honey processing method also delivers a hint of sweet lime.   Also not to be missed, coffee and Moorfields’ cider cocktails!

Dan Clarke London
Cimbali at London Coffee Festival: science meets technology

Daniel Clarke, sales manager for Cimbali thinks that “The Festival is the nation’s most vibrant celebration of artisan coffee and a great place to experience the latest Cimbali technology in action.”  Cimbali’s award winning, state of the art M100 will be available and baristas can explore how they can enhance the flavour characteristics of the finished drink by adjusting the pressure at any point during the extraction process using the integral pressure profiling system.   “We will also show our new M39 TE, plus a new and exclusive mid price machine the details of which will not be revealed until the Festival.  Visitors will just have to come along on the day to find out more.”

Cimbali’s award winning Perfect Grinding System (PGS) will also be on show across the range of traditional machines.  The new self adjusting PGS Conik Grinder which guarantees a perfect grind every time irrespective of who makes the coffee will also feature.

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Cimbali at London Coffee Festival: science meets technology