There are coffee brewers and there are coffee brewers, but for us the Seraphim is the model changing the coffee industry. It is the only equipment meeting the demands of companies and coffee houses looking to future proof their businesses. So what makes it so special?
The end product of a three-year development process. Brant Curtis described it as having “the brains of a Gold Cup, and the brawn of a hot water tower.” Well, first of all, there’s nothing quite like it on the market. The only other brewer that does the same thing produces much lower volumes but with clunky usability and interface.
The Seraphim also has beautifully designed showerheads, so much so Sprudge.com described it as a “striking leap forward aesthetically, reminiscent of an Arne Jacobsen mid-century modern table lamp.” The kind of thing Eames himself would be proud of!
With a high power draw, the Seraphim has a 19-litre boiler and can produce 10 gallons of hot water per hour! (Or 126.6 mugs of coffee to put it another way!) So we’re talking high quality coffee at sustainable and cost effective rates of production, by saving time on man hours. The water constantly circulates between the boiler and group-head water reservoir so there is great temperature stability all the time.
The Seraphim comes with Curtis patented brew cones have gone through 27 revisions to reach the perfect result. Moreover, they have a ‘stopper’ that will only allow water to pass through once it has reached a certain height. So it creates a true pre-infusion and keeps the coffee bed saturated. From an end user perspective, that means greater consistency, which is much harder to guarantee with baristas alone.
Another cost implication it absorbs, is eliminating a vast amount of waste you have with big bulk brews, so you won’t throw coffee out.
The interface is elegant – it’s not quite Apple, but it’s getting there, and it’s definitely better than two dials and a toggle switch. It has an icon-driven G4 touch screen that is very intuitive and does not require too much training to use. Which helps businesses with the ongoing and costly issue of high staff turnover. Users do need an understanding of coffee to get the best out of it. Thus, it straddles the practical line between production levels and craft-driven speciality coffee.
There are also two different shower screens as standard, so you get even water distribution and extraction of coffee. They’re really easy to change without scalding yourself mid-service, again ensuring viable use for businesses.
Adding another dimension to the brewer, there are up to 12 pre-programmable pulse options. Therefore, you can pre-programme 20 different brew recipes for three different cup sizes. It gives roasters and distributors control to offer coffee recipes, for customers without time or palates to create their own brew parameters. Thus allowing them to showcase the roaster’s coffee, as well as giving the customer the best coffee they can produce. All enabled through a USB stick, so again it retains that speciality element!
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