Issue Date: 24 April 2014
Cleaner Tasting Coffee With New Suma Cafe
Complete range of cleaning products for all common commercial coffee machines
Cleaner and fresher tasting coffee results from using the new Suma Cafe range of cleaning products from Diversey Care for all common commercial coffee machines. Used regularly Suma Cafe products prevent and remove the residues that not only impair the taste and quality of fresh coffee but also impact on machine performance and reliability.
Coffee contains naturally occurring oily constituents that over time can form a residue inside the machine. Even very small amounts of residue can affect the taste of the coffee which is why leading professional baristas insist on cleaning their busiest machines two or three times a day. In most situations a machine should be cleaned at least daily.
The residue also causes the acrid smell that comes out of a poorly maintained machine. As soon as this smell becomes noticeable the residue has most likely been affecting the taste of the coffee for some time.
Residues can also affect the reliability of the machine. If allowed to develop, the residue will eventually clog the machine’s filters and tubes and cause it to malfunction. This result in unexpected downtime which means reduced revenues for the coffee shop owner. Cleaning or replacing clogged tubes and filters can add unwelcome and unnecessary maintenance costs.
The Suma Cafe range avoids these potential problems with a complete set of easy-to-use cleaning products for all common types of coffee machine including traditional and automatic espresso, drip filter or vacuum flask, fresh-brew or bean-to-cup vending machines. Products are supplied as tablets or liquids in innovative colour-coded packaging to ensure the right amount is always used to provide perfect results every time with no wastage. Small pack sizes ensure the products are easy to handle, take up minimal space and can be kept close to hand in busy businesses where storage is often extremely limited.
For the average cup of coffee around 25 per cent of the cost is staff wages, with overheads such as rent and admin accounting for another 30 per cent. The cost of the ingredients and packaging is around 15 per cent. Cleaning products account for a tiny fraction of one per cent of the overall cost.
The complete Suma Cafe range has been certified by NSF, the internationally-recognised public health and safety organisation, to meet stringent health and safety standards. Products also carry Halal & Kosher certifications. Diversey Care has developed a set of user guides which explain how to clean each type of machine.
Like all Diversey Care products, Suma Cafe offers some excellent sustainability benefits. All of the products are phosphate-free and are manufactured using environmentally safe protocols. The packaging is 100 per cent recyclable and labels are printed digitally to reduce emissions.
In the UK we drink almost 8 billion cups of coffee away from home every year. Around half of this is bought in coffee shops, restaurants and other commercial premises and a further third is consumed at work. The remainder is drunk in schools and hospitals. The estimated annual turnover of UK coffee shops is around £6 billion.