What’s brewing at Ambiente?

Visitors to Ambiente (February 8-12 Frankurt am Main) will enjoy a host of new developments in the world of tea and coffee making.

Barista & Co is looking forward to showing its latest innovations for easy leaf tea and ground coffee making: OneBrew and BrewThru. Md James Gray says of BrewThru: “You cover the coffee or tea with water and let it steep for a few minutes. It creates a fantastic quality coffee, which is pour over but mixed with an immersion brew.”

Meanwhile, a wide range of new Bredemeijer tea accessories and Leopold Vienna coffee making products (distributed by Haus in the UK) will be showcased at Ambiente. Marc Kinsey, key account manager at Haus observes that: “There has certainly been a move back to tea and coffee as a social activity at home and customers are asking for ‘wow’ items that will sit proudly on a table during a gathering.”

Above: Compostable options from Dualit.
Above: Compostable options from Dualit.

Visitors to Dualit’s stand will be able to sample its new 100% Compostable Coffee Bags, which promise the taste of cafetière coffee with none of the mess (and with Fairtrade credentials) as well as the company’s Fairtrade NX Coffeerange and Compostable Coffee Capsules. On the SDA front, KitchenAid (celebrating its centenary) will be showing its stainless steel 1L Artisan Digital Precision Kettle.

La Cafetiere’s new Barcelona collection from KitchenCraft is being launched at both Spring Fair and Ambiente this week, with products for coffee making and health focused, loose leaf tea.

Above: 1L Artisan Digital Precision Kettle from KitchenAid.
Above: 1L Artisan Digital Precision Kettle from KitchenAid.

New launches coincide with major trends shaping tea consumption in 2019 – outlined in Tetley’s The Tea Report, and highlighted by online consumer marketplace (including housewares) OnBuy.com. In addition to tea drinking for its nutritional benefits, the report notes the importance of the ‘experience economy’ with ‘extravagant props’ for a theatrical ‘high-tea ritual’.

For more developments in Tea and Coffee making, see Progressive Housewares January/February pages 34-35.


Top: Barista & Co’s Brewthru.

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