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Smart cities, smart buildings, smart workplaces – Where are we and what’s to come?

Advances in technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing the environments where we live and work. Within the workplace environment, there is no doubt that a smarter building enables a more efficient, productive and happy workforce. New technologies are being introduced and used in all aspects of our lives, and smart buildings are becoming a normal part of our technology-focussed world. In this blog, we explore how smart IoT technology is influencing the workplace and what the future holds.

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Q&A with Frederik Vibe Petersen – Smart Coffee for Smart Buildings: The Connected Coffee Experience

New technologies are impacting all aspects of our lives and are becoming prevalent in all industries. From the computer systems we work on to the heating systems in our homes, and even down to the coffee machines we use. A few weeks ago, we caught up with Scanomat UK & Ireland Co-Founder and Managing Director, Simon Bracken, to dispel some of the myths surrounding the TopBrewer that still exist today. Following this, we sat down with Frederik Vibe Petersen, Business Development Manager & resident tech expert at Scanomat A/S, to discuss how new technologies, including IoT, are shaping the coffee industry.


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Is it time to refresh the staff tea point?

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and with the recent boom in workplace coffee culture, we can say similar of the workplace. The tea point of an office can act as a central hub and meeting point for employees, but it’s often overlooked in office design. Many see it as being a necessary evil when, in fact, a properly designed kitchen and tea point can add an extra dimension to your space, acting as a social zone where staff can build friendships, hold meetings, and find inspiration, as well as get a cup of coffee. Now’s the time to ask yourself, is it time to refresh the staff tea point?

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How to incorporate coffee culture into modern workspace design

For lots of people, the workplace and coffee go hand in hand. We start our days with a trip to the coffee machine, and use coffee breaks as a way to escape our desk and workload for a few minutes throughout the day. More than just providing a caffeine boost, the coffee machine can become a social hub for any workplace. We already know that coffee can have a range of benefits on your health, and that investing in a high quality in-house coffee experience is vital in the modern workplace, but how are interior designers and business owners adapting to this? How easy is it to integrate coffee culture into modern workplace design? And, more importantly, is it worth it?

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Experience TopBrewer at PROPTECH19

We’re excited to be sponsoring the 2019 PROPTECH event, taking place on March 6th at DLA Piper’s London offices.

The one-day event is part of the Unwired series of events, and will explore how technology is fundamentally changing how real estate is used, developed, managed and invested in, looking at the opportunities for business leaders and their organisations.

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TopBrewer For All Areas

When we designed the revolutionary TopBrewer, we turned coffee machine design on its head to focus on the customer experience and the beautiful aesthetics of specialty coffee brewing. The minimal footprint, and unique under-counter brew unit mechanics, integrate seamlessly into any environment to deliver a full range of specialty drinks, with an incredible taste and quality, at the touch of the TopBrewer app.

The unique TopBrewer design, and high-quality, professional brew unit mechanics mean that TopBrewer is perfectly suited to any environment, be that a high-end client lounge, or super busy breakout area. Read on to view our infographic and find out more about the next-generation connected coffee experience for all areas…

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TopBarista Diary

It’s been a few months since we last checked in with our fantastic TopBarista team (click here to read more about what our TopBaristas get up to in a day), and since then our team has changed slightly!

We welcomed a new team member (welcome to the TopBrewer family, Meile), celebrated promotions (congratulations to Abbi and Natasha) and one of our longest-serving baristas, Vladimir, completed his training and is now part of TeamTech!

Amongst all of these changes, the team have had a busy few months! Read on to find out what they got up to…

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