Aurelia Wave officially launched
Nuova Simonelli is rolling out the new espresso machine, as seen at the European Coffee Expo in May with UCC Coffee UK & Ireland. The Aurelia Wave is the ‘most advanced espresso machine ever designed’ by the market-leading Italian manufacturer.
The Aurelia Wave boasts unparalleled ergonomic design and new technologies ‘to give more control to baristas than ever before and stop problems before they happen’.
The Wave introduces a new milestone in extraction science – Nuova Simonelli’s patented Pulse-Jet technology. Pulse-Jet optimises flow-rate and water pressure during dispensing, letting baristas explore extraction profiles.
The machine also features Nuova Simonelli’s T3 technology, bringing 'complete temperature stability and control' to expert baristas. The primary boiler, group boiler and group head can have three independent temperature settings, ensuring water temperature is perfectly controlled throughout the entire extraction.
The machine also features Smart Water Technology to analyse water quality entering the machine and Easycream Technology to deliver consistent velvety milk automatically.
Will Kenney, business unit manager (Traditional Espresso Machines), UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, said: “The Wave uses technology in ways never-before-seen in espresso machines. And what makes it so unique is how it houses this technology. Despite being one of the most advanced machines ever manufactured, the machine has been designed to keep energy consumption at a minimum, lowering its environmental impact. And, its ergonomic design is tailored around the most important part of every coffee machine – the barista. Service is faster, smoother, safer and more efficient, and with the combined capabilities of Pulse-Jet and T3 technology baristas can create coffees unlike any they’ve made before. The Wave is innovation at its very best.”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of UCC Coffee UK & Ireland’s exclusive partnership with Nuova Simonelli.
Turkey's tea exports grow
Turkey earned revenues of over $4.5 million after exporting tea to 93 countries in the first half of 2018, according to Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKİB) data, reports Hurriyet Daily News.
The data shows the top three buyers of Turkish tea are Germany, Turkish Cyprus and the US. Germany took first place with $608,071 followed by Turkish Cyprus ($541,890) and the US ($491,535).
DKİB chairman Saffet Kalyoncu told state-run Anadolu Agency Turkey’s tea is mainly exported to European countries.
Kalyoncu said recently that there had been a “substantial” increase in tea exports to Saudi Arabia after Arab tourists visiting the Eastern Black Sea region became familiar with Turkish tea.
“In the upcoming period, tea exports will continue to increase,” he added.