‘Know what your customers want most and what your company does best. Focus on where those two meet.’ Keven Stirtz once said that. Now I know what you’re thinking because I didn’t know who this Keven Stirtz was either. But still. I quite liked the quote. You see, as reported by UK Coffee Week back in April 2018, us Brits really like coffee. I mean, really like coffee. 95 million cups are consumed every single day on our shores, destroying the stereotype that we favour a ‘builders brew’ over any other beverage. Some might say, then, that the arrival of the new Kalea hot drinks machine is ideal timing.
‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’
Kalea is the latest tabletop from Evoca. It shares a lot of characteristics with its big brother, the Karisma, which means we simply had to provide it for our customers. You get the similarly classy design, an extensive coffee shop style drinks menu featuring Flat White and Americano and cutting edge brewing technology. Did I also mention that it continues to use fresh milk and coffee beans? Now I’m no Barista, but even I know that this is a recipe for success. Starbucks and Costa Coffee, arguably the two largest coffee shops in the world, swear by fresh ingredients for maximum quality. And so do we.
…With a few subtle differences to make it truly Kalea…
The Kalea has a slightly taller dispense area compared to the Karisma which means it can accommodate larger cups with greater ease, whilst there is also the addition of an optional payment system for self-serving sites. The amount of drinks it can produce per day is slightly down on the Karisma, though: 200 as opposed to 400. Meanwhile, don’t be put off by the white design. Whilst you can also have black in the Karisma, I personally feel that the white looks absolutely stunning! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter, though. Why not get involved on social media and tell us which one you prefer?
Sure to satisfy. Just ask our staff!
When such a premium experience is available from the workplace, it limits the need for employees to head off site during their break times. Our employees here at Coinadrink, many of which believe they are hardcore Javaphiles I might add, believe that beverages from the Karisma in the showroom are excellent. Just ask our Telemarketer Christine, who loves the Cappuccino in particular! With the same Horeca Z4000 brewing system, you can expect more of the same from the Kalea.
A sign of the times.
Make no mistake, a hot drink from the Kalea will deliver more than something that’s just ‘wet and warm’, as our Managing Director once very aptly described the previous state of hot drinks vending from many, many years ago. And whilst I don’t drink a lot of coffee, I must admit the Kalea looks and tastes a class above. Just like the Karisma, its touchscreen selection and stainless steel finish makes you realise how far the vending industry has travelled over time.
The Kalea really is something special and it’s now available. For happier employees and an enhanced workplace, don’t tell me that you’re not in the slightest bit tempted…