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Danish Coffee Roasting Champion 2020

Ante Bikic crowned Danish Coffee Roasting champion

We are proud to present our Head Roaster, Ante Bikic who has won the title of Danish Coffee Roasting champion 2020.

The Speciality Coffee Association of Denmark held the competition over the weekend at The Factory in Copenhagen from Friday 25th until Sunday 27th September 2020.

Ante competed against three other incredibly talented coffee roasters, Nobuarki Matsui, Reza Anissi and Rasmus Madsen, for the title of Denmark’s best coffee roaster 2020.

We are extremely proud of Ante for this incredible achievement which commends the distinguished work he does at Amokka Coffee Roasters to deliver exceptional quality coffee for our customers and all TopBrewer coffee machines worldwide.

We look forward to seeing Ante compete in 2021, for the title of World Coffee Roasting Champion.

Create a back-to-work destination

In recent years, there has been much discussion surrounding what the future office might look like, but the challenges brought by Covid-19 have pushed these discussions to the forefront. For five months, we were restricted to home working, and now that things are starting to open up, what we expect from the workplace is likely to have changed. According to McKinsey research, 80% of people say they enjoy working from home, but there is strong evidence that teamwork yields better results and some think that the benefits of remote working can’t compensate for what’s lost in creativity and connectedness when employees are in the workplace. 

In the post-Covid world, employers need to ensure their employees feel safe at work, and now that most industries have shown that home-working can be effective, businesses need to make their workplaces a desirable destination to help entice workers back to the office. 

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but there are a few important things to consider that can help you transform your space into a destination that your employees will want to visit. It may go beyond just design changes, and into deeper cultural changes that will alter your business for the better in the long term, and help with the transition to creating an office destination in the short term.

In this blog, we discuss the main areas to focus on to make your office a desirable destination your staff will love. 

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voice control coffee mcahine

“Hey Siri, it’s coffee time!” Scanomat takes touchless coffee experience to a level on its own with Siri-enabled voice control for TopBrewer.

Scanomat, the innovating Danish manufacturer of premium coffee experiences who brought us the world’s first app-controlled professional coffee machine, TopBrewer, almost 10 years ago, has taken its user experience to a whole new level with the launch of TopBrewerVoice – a Siri enabled shortcut that will allow users to seamlessly order their favourite premium coffee using just their voice through their iPhone, AppleWatch and AirPod devices.

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Scanomat UK expands London team with two appointments

Innovative coffee solutions provider, Scanomat UK Limited has today announced that it has expanded its London team following a succession of growth in the capital and across the UK since the business launched 10 years ago.

Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic and UK lockdown, Scanomat is experiencing increased demand for it’s flagship product, TopBrewer, due to its ‘touchless’ app-control technology, minimalist design and CoffeeCloud remote management, aligned with businesses preparing to create safer, more reassuring environments for staff and customers as they adapt to a ‘new normal’.

The expansion sees two appointments, Ellie Corkery and Tom Martin, who will be joining Scanomat’s Business Development team based in London. Both recruits will be responsible for helping to grow the TopBrewer brand across workplace, hospitality and retail sectors, whilst offering a fantastic level of service to Scanomat’s new and existing high profile clients.

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The future of a reassuringly great coffee experience is touchless

Coffee and refreshment points, whether in an office, hotel or coffee shop, are a place where people would normally naturally gather and frequent.  But with a multitude of commonly shared appliances to navigate and a myriad of buttons to press, they can seemingly be a place for germs to collect and linger.

At Scanomat, we have been thinking carefully about the ways in which TopBrewer is designed to create a secure and comfortable experience for employees, visitors and consumers to enjoy premium barista-quality coffee safely and at a distance.  Here is a summary of how TopBrewer, through individual user control and existing inbuilt smart tools, is enhancing the built environment to help businesses create a safer, touchless coffee experience for everyone. These tools are already available right now within the TopBrewer ecosystem – and they’re free, so why not take advantage of them!

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lego supports children covid-19

Shine a light: Lego supports families and children impacted by COVID-19

We would like to shine a light on our client Lego for doing all it can to support children impacted by COVID-19 through charitable donations and its innovative #letsbuildtogether campaign.

With more than 1.5 billion school aged children estimated to be out of school, Lego is providing valuable support and practical resources to families worldwide to promote play-based learning.

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autodesk covid19 response

Shine a light: Autodesk offers free and extended access to support remote working

We would like to shine a light on our client Autodesk which has announced that it is supporting businesses during this challenging time by providing free and extended access to its Cloud Collaboration Products for both new and existing customers.

In order to minimise disruption to businesses and provide increased flexibility, Autodesk customers can get access to free products and services to help them stay connected and collaborate from home. Tools available in the offer include BIM 360, Fusion 360, AutoCAD and Shotgun.

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salesforce free tech covid19

Shine a light: Salesforce provides free access to technology during COVID-19 crisis

We would like to shine a light on our client Salesforce which has provided free access to its technology during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as donating $1.5m to support not-for profit efforts to respond to the global pandemic.

The cloud-based software company has pledged to help communities and customers navigate new challenges surrounding remote working by offering a range of its services for free during these uncertain times.

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C-19 Business Pledge

Scanomat UK signs new C-19 Business Pledge

Scanomat UK Ltd has joined a growing number of businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the Coronavirus crisis.

Former Cabinet Minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening, has launched the C-19 Business Pledge. The national scheme encourages businesses to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help their employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the crisis.

It is targeting not just the immediate challenges of coronavirus, but also the challenges of recovery. It comes after Justine received a huge response from businesses getting in touch with her and willing to be part of a national effort.

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johnson and johnson covid19 vaccine

Shine a light: Johnson & Johnson working on not-for-profit COVID-19 vaccine

We would like to shine a light on our client Johnson & Johnson who is working on a project to supply one billion vaccines for coronavirus (COVID-19).

As the world’s biggest pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson are in a strong position to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 outbreak which has swept across the world killing thousands of people.

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