BeviLaNatura Scoops Prestigious Award
Natura Hot’n’Cold: the touchscreen operated, internet connected post-mix hot and cold drinks dispenser by BeviLaNatura won a SCI Equipment Award at Food&HotelAsia (FHA) in Singapore this April.
Truly a total drinks solution dispensing coffee, iced coffee, hot tea, iced tea, hot water, chilled water and fruit juice, all from one compact machine. Clean, quick, easy, no mess drinks delivery with no pesky coffee grounds in sight.
With comprehensive telemetry, elegant, compact (measuring only 33W x 43D x 71H cm), low maintenance, high throughput, environmentally friendly, and simply brimming with Internet of Things technologies it’s easy to see why the judges were impressed.
The inaugural SCI Equipment Awards serve to recognise foodservice equipment manufacturers who have incorporated sustainability in their innovations and the panel of experts from the foodservice industry judged entries on three key criteria: Sustainability, Cost savings and Innovation. The Natura Hotn’Cold has all of these elements in abundance.
Telemetry is used to collect and publish a wide range of data including voltage, pressure, temperature and much more with intelligent, proactive use of data resulting in email alerts to make everyone’s job easier. Settings such a temperature and dilution levels can be managed remotely via an internet portal and this real-time monitoring facility allows remote diagnosis and problem resolution; a real bonus for busy engineers and invaluable when managing multiple sites.
The user-friendly touchscreen is designed to be straightforward to operate. Managers and staff on the ground can regulate drink temperature, adjust drink strength, set serving size set for both cups and jugs (there is space for a carafe/sports bottle in the dispensing area), and monitor real-time operational status including available product remaining, plus they have no messy coffee grounds to deal with.
BIBs are stored at ambient temperature, so do not need costly refrigeration, and are designed for rapid changeovers. There is even easy access for filter or CO2 canister replacement.
Particularly of interest in a vending environment, the machine can be configured to accept mobile-app-enabled payments.
Environmentally-friendly energy saving sleep periods can be programmed into the ‘day’ of a machine so that energy usage is minimised and optimised. The large interactive touchscreen can be used as advertising space by displaying bespoke videos and adverts, plus, you can even personalise the exterior of the machine by wrapping it with customised graphics.
Apart from the patented mixing system and proprietary chilling technology the Hot’n’Cold also uses an exclusive Electronic Pulse Boiling water heating system. Yet another massive advance in this unique post-mix drinks dispenser. A ground-breaking solution, it’s clear why the Hot’n’Cold won an award.
The Natura Hot’n’Cold is the natural progression from the Natura OnTop, an aesthetically identical model with the same comprehensive telemetry and portion control which dispenses chilled drinks plus still and sparkling water at twice the speed of any other drinks machine on the market. The BeviLaNatura system is 100% designed and manufactured in Italy by Zerica, one of the world’s leading innovators in water coolers who have nearly 90 years of experience providing chilled still and sparkling water to the world.
BeviLaNatura: Prize winning hot and cold drinks…. all with a simple ‘touch’!