Along with roasted and ground coffee, water is the primary ingredient in preparing an espresso. In fact, it represents 92% of its composition, which means the quality of the water has a direct impact on the quality of the coffee we drink. Water can enhance or eliminate acidity, add body or leave it flat, and alter the flavour of an espresso Continue reading “Why is water so important in preparing an espresso?”
Azkoyen showcases its innovation in the United States
Azkoyen Group, the Spanish multinational leader in technology, is participating in NAMA Show 2023, the reference event in the Office Coffee Service, vending, micro-markets, and convenience store industry in the Americas.
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Azkoyen Wins the If Design Award for its innovative Coffee machine NEO Q
Neo Q has been awarded with the prestigious iF Design Award 2023, the world-renowned design prize. An internationally recognized prize that honors design achievements in all disciplines. Neo Q, the revolutionary esspresso coffee machine and water fountain machine has become the first Coffee freestanding machine to receive the prestigious iF Design Award.
Neo Q’s exceptional design, engineering, and innovation have made it a standout product in the market. Its elegant and modern design, intuitive touch screen interface, and efficient energy usage make it an ideal addition to any office or communal space. Not only is Neo Q a top-of-the-line coffee and filter water machine, but it also promotes sustainability in the workplace by encouraging the use of reusable bottles and cups.
Sustainability has grown in focus for the iF Design Award, and Neo Q is a perfect example of a product that combines exceptional design with eco-friendly practices. Since 1954, the iF Design Award has been a globally recognized trademark for excellent design, and the iF brand is internationally established as a symbol of design excellence.
Last year we won the European Product Design Award with Neo Q and this is a new milestone!
Azkoyen presents its new products in the USA
Azkoyen has attended CTW (Coffee, Tea & Water) 2022, which takes place every year in the USA. This event is a new meeting point for operators and professionals who offer non-attended solutions for workplaces and public spaces.
This event, which brings together major companies from the world of coffee, tea, water and convenience services, unfolded via educational programmes, exhibitions and new experiences such as the Imagination Way and the Workplace Innovation Summit.
Within this framework, Azkoyen presented the dual version of its successful coffee brewer that makes it possible to prepare both espresso and fresh-brew coffee, which is very popular among American consumers. The patented AZKV30 brewer, with a variable chamber, allows the preparation of both recipes using the same technology, obtaining exquisite brewing results in the cup.
The Group also showed off its new Vitro X5 model with two coffee grinders equipped with the new dual coffee extraction technology, allowing operators to achieve with a single machine what they previously needed to do with two, improving their operating costs and environmental impact by reducing their carbon footprint by half.
According to Juanje Alberdi, CEO of the Coffee & Vending Systems and Payment Technologies divisions: “Presenting our products at CTW 2022 is crucial for the introduction of our brand in the USA as we continue to expand our philosophy and business model beyond our borders. More and more markets are being added to our internationalisation strategy and the American market is a key one for the company’s expansion. At the Azkoyen Group we work tirelessly to continue to show the world our technology, our knowledge about consumers and our motivation to improve the business of operators while increasing the quality and innovation of our products.”
The Azkoyen Group is expanding its new MIA technology throughout Europe
- During the Beyond the Box event the company brought together important personalities from the world of coffee, the company presented its new product Easymilk, to the main operators, roasters, distributors and industry experts in Europe.
- The company was also present at EVEX-VendCon in Bonn, a meeting organised by the European Vending and Coffee Service Association (EVA) and the German Association for Automatic Distribution (BDV).
Azkoyen Group has made the leap to Europe to present its latest innovations, including its patented and innovative MIA technology. To do so, it has brought together the main players in the coffee sector in a meeting under the heading of “Beyond the Box” which took place in Leeds, United Kingdom, on 9 November 2022.
Against this backdrop, and as it had previously done at the Basque Culinary Centre in Spain, the company unveiled its new MIA technology to the European sector, a patent developed in partnership with prestigious Swiss engineering firms, which enables the production of exquisite drinks based on Fresh Milk or powdered milk Easymilk, with a consistent and velvety foam.
This technology uses meticulous temperature control, which allows the taste, colour and texture of the milk to remain similar to those of fresh milk without alterations, and a careful process of micro-injected air that allows both Fresh Milk and Easymilk to be emulsified evenly, cup after cup, without the need for a steam boiler, adapting it to the different tastes of the consumer.
MIA technology also brings major benefits to operators and roasters with a direct impact on their bottom line, as it helps reduce logistical processes, requires less intensive cleaning and offers a more varied range of top-quality beverages.
For the end consumer, this new technology provides tasty beverages from milk powder with silky foam and all the flavour of fresh milk.
The Azkoyen Group is the leader in the British market under the Coffetek brand and has a strong presence with one of the Azkoyen Group’s eight branches around the world and one of the group’s three coffee machine factories.
Juanje Alberdi, CEO of the Coffee & Vending Systems and Payment Technologies divisions “We are very pleased to present our new patented MIA technology at this European showcase. Our continuous efforts to innovate are reflected in technologies such as this and in products as revolutionary as the ones we present here today. Our ambition to turn the simplicity of coffee into a unique experience means that every day we strive to provide our customers and end consumers with the best products and cutting-edge technologies on the market”
EVEX, the European vending showcase
As part of the presentation of its innovative MIA technology, the company wanted to be present at the “EVEX-VendCon” vending trade fair for the main players in the sector on 7-8 November in Bonn, in a joint event organised by the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) and the German Vending Association (BDV).
During the event, the company took the opportunity to present the new technology MIA Easymilk in addition to its new Neo Q, a dual machine that offers the quality of constantly filtered fresh water and freshly ground coffee. An innovative proposal that promotes sustainability through the reduction of plastics.
Azkoyen’s cutting-edge technology will be on show at the Venditalia international trade fair
Azkoyen will be participating in the Venditalia Worldwide Vending Show at the first edition of the international event dedicated to the vending industry. The perfect setting for presenting its recent innovation: the coffee and water dispensing machine NEO Q.
This solutions represent a further step forward for the industry and underline the group’s commitment to helping its customers create unique experiences for people through innovative products and automated services.
NEO Q, a 2 in 1 solution
NEO Q, the perfect solution for all those who need to offer quality water and hot beverages to their customers or employees, while making a commitment to sustainability in workplaces, leisure areas, gyms and other establishments. It is an innovative concept that responds to emerging social trends and user needs, and promotes consumer awareness of the need to reduce the consumption of plastics. In this way, the company aims to promote sustainability in its activity.
Its differentiating characteristic is that it offers a higher quality than tap water, thanks to its filtering system, while promoting the use of glass bottles and the use of the user’s own cup, encouraging the reduction of plastic bottles, the reuse of materials and a reduction in CO2.
It is also notable for its elegant appearance, featuring a display which has been designed down to the last detail to make it an elegant and aesthetically appealing machine that complies with the established accessibility standards.
Azkoyen launches the Vitro S1 MIA, the most compact fresh milk coffee machine, incorporating the patented micro-injection air technology
Azkoyen launches its most compact automatic coffee machine, the Vitro S1, with fresh milk, thus completing its successful Vitro range.
The Vitro S1 MIA incorporates the innovative micro-injection air technology, patented by Azkoyen, which, developed jointly with prestigious engineering companies that specialise in the treatment of fresh milk, makes it possible to prepare an exquisite range of drinks from cappuccinos to latte macchiatos with a silky and consistent foam, even when using plant-based milks. The latest generation of MIA technology allows the density and consistency of the foam to be programmed, as well as the hot or cold temperature, thus adjusting it to the tastes in different countries and locations.
A safe and practical machine, to suit every business
The Vitro S1 is the perfect solution for convenience stores, petrol stations, hotels and restaurants with consumption of up to 80 cups per day, where the coffee service needs to be intuitive, high quality and fast. It is also a great option for offices with up to 40 people, turning coffee time into a unique experience for the user.
The Vitro S1 MIA is very intuitive and easy to maintain. It also features an automatic cleaning process for the fresh milk system that is quick, safe and extremely easy to operate. The Azkoyen milk cleaning system has been verified by the National Centre for Food Technology and Safety (CNTA), thus guaranteeing customer safety.
Azkoyen has over seventy-five years of experience in the development of technological innovations, allowing it to offer solutions for companies and offices, the hotel and catering industry, convenience stores, and transport and leisure sectors.
Azkoyen joins forces with the German company, Trugge, to bring the most innovative vending services to European gyms
Azkoyen has teamed up with Trugge Getränketechnik, a leading German company specialising in a range of vending solutions for fitness centres, to sell Novara Proteins. It is a machine that prepares cold protein shakes for athletes in sports centres in just 30 seconds.
This product combines the attractive design that is characteristic of Azkoyen’s Novara line with an exclusive technology for the production of protein shakes. This allows consumers to enjoy functional, delicious and consistent drinks served at 3°C in a cup, dispensed automatically by simply holding their finger at a distance of up to 2 cm from the selector, thanks to the patented Distance Selection technology.
In addition, Novara Proteins is designed to improve the profitability of sports centres as it not only boosts the purchase of protein drinks by members, but it is also a very reliable and easy to maintain machine.
This system is currently being installed in gyms throughout Germany and will be rolled out into other European countries.
The Azkoyen Group celebrates its 75th anniversary at its Peralta factory with a walk through its history
This morning the Azkoyen Group celebrated its 75th anniversary at an event held at its factory in Peralta (Navarra). The attendees enjoyed a guided tour of the premises and the museum, where they were able to see at first hand each of the machines and solutions that have been a part of the company’s history.
Afterwards, they all headed to the Casa de Cultura of the Navarrese town, where its chairman, Juan José Suárez, began the official ceremony with an overview of the 75 years of the Group, from its foundation in 1945 to the present day. The event was attended by the mayor of Peralta, Juan Carlos Castillo Ezpeleta.
Tribute was also paid to the daughters of the founder, Martín Luis Troyas, creator of Talleres Azkoyen, who received a trophy in memory of their father. Special recognition was also given to the strategic suppliers who have supported the company over the years and to all the employees who have been part of the group’s past and present, especially those with more than 40 years of service.
Juan José Suárez, chairman of the Azkoyen Group proudly said: “It has been many years since 1945, when the first Spanish vending machines were created. And since then, the company has grown into a large business group comprising more than 800 people, with a presence in more than 95 countries. Everything we have achieved is, without doubt, thanks to our valuable human capital”
A day that reviewed the major launches and products that have marked these 75 years and that have undoubtedly left their mark on the sector and the region.
The event was affected by the capacity limitations set by the authorities, but these did not prevent the attendees from enjoying a unique day in the history of the Azkoyen Group. The event was also attended by seven members of the Azkoyen Group management board, as well as representatives from the Navarra company’s workforce.
The European Product Design Award Winners recognise Azkoyen for the innovative design of its successful Vitro X1 coffee machine
Azkoyen has received the award for best product in the catering category in the 2021 European Product Design Award Winners. This prestigious international award recognises the designers of products that aim to improve our daily lives and make them easier.
The leading Spanish technology multinational, which offers automated products and services designed to bring unique experiences to people in their daily lives, has received the award for the innovative design of their Vitro X1 coffee machine. It is a compact, stylish and contemporary model aimed at locations looking to offer high quality refreshments and the best customer experience in hotels, restaurants, offices and retail settings.
Azkoyen creates innovative solutions in coffee and vending machines, applying the best technology and design to each of the products it develops. The company dedicates 15% of its workforce to R&D, spread across its 8 innovation centres around the world.