“Over 76,000 drinks have been dispensed in the last 12 months, representing a 200% increase in the volume of drinks consumed compared to our previous machine. We were also pleasantly surprised that it offered an overall cost-saving compared to other more traditional systems.” Paul Fairey, Facilities Manager at Grimshaw
Grimshaw celebrates first anniversary with the TopBrewer experience
Grimshaw Architects, based in Clerkenwell, was founded in 1980 by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and is regarded as one of the pioneers of high-tech architecture, with a growing portfolio of prestigious international design projects.
As part of a re-design project for their internal office space, Grimshaw took the opportunity to upgrade to a premium coffee offering for staff and visitors.
Having put out a tender to a number of suppliers, TopBrewer was suggested by their Head of Interior Design. Following a demonstration at a customer site and successful trial, it was an easy decision to opt for the TopBrewer app-controlled system with specialty coffee brewed to order and delivered through its stylish swan-neck tap.
Paul Fairey, Facilities Manager at Grimshaw, was involved in the TopBrewer selection process:
“The TopBrewer really ticked all the boxes for us in terms of product quality, style and cost. We’ve been pleased with all the positive feedback from our survey on coffee quality. We were also pleasantly surprised that it offered an overall cost-saving compared to other more traditional systems.”
A TopBrewer Pro is installed in the Atrium, the main kitchen area used throughout the day by staff and visitors. A TopBrewer Compact is installed in a separate bar area of the Auditorium – a space that was previously under-utilised, but now serves as a coffee-station for the conference and meeting rooms where clients and contractors can help themselves to drinks.
TopBrewer coffee has proven popular with the 200 staff in Grimshaw’s London studio, made from specialty-grade beans with fresh milk, and is the first app-controlled, premium coffee system with the flexibility to customise drinks to suit any taste.
One year on: Still perfect
The TopBrewer has recently had its first anniversary event at Grimshaw, where they took the opportunity to introduce a range of new syrups to staff.
Paul explains how delighted he is with the TopBrewer service:
“One year on, we have only received positive feedback and have been impressed by the support received from the Scanomat UK team. Over 76,000 drinks have been dispensed in the last 12 months, representing a 200% increase in the volume of drinks consumed compared to our previous machine.”
“We’re pleased to offer a key service that our staff really enjoy and saves them having to leave the office for a specialty coffee – which is also great for both productivity and their own pocket”, says Paul.
Simon Bracken, Managing Director & Co-Founder at Scanomat UK & Ireland comments:
“We were delighted to celebrate the TopBrewer’s first anniversary at Grimshaw Architects, a leader in high tech architectural design, where the TopBrewer looks and performs just as well as it did on the day it was first installed. This project highlights the reliability, durability and cost-effectiveness of the TopBrewer premium coffee ecosystem compared to other more conventional systems.”