The Group further expands its presence in the Coffee Business sector
The Ryoma Holding Company has finalised its acquisition of Macap – a historic Venice-based company founded in 1930 and a significant player in the production of professional coffee grinders – by buying a majority stake in the company.
Macap – a company active in 70 countries worldwide – offers a range of products that currently span from traditional coffee grinders to instant coffee grinders and dynamometric tampers.
As a result of this acquisition, Ryoma will further expand its presence within the coffee business and food equipment industries. The company is no stranger to these sectors, thanks to CMA – a company that specialises in the production of espresso coffee machines, which encompasses the prestigious Astoria, Wega, Storm and Hybrid professional coffee machine brands – in addition to Univerbar, a company specialised in the production of washing solutions.
The acquisition of Macap is part of the Group’s investment strategy and is an important development opportunity. Macap’s long-standing history in the sector and its expertise, combined with Ryoma’s commitment to support all the subsidiaries and human resource development, form the basis of the structured development plan which envisages the brand’s development in the main reference markets.
The Ryoma di Milano Shareholding Company announces that is has acquired all the shares of Univer-bar s.r.l., a company from Galliera Veneta (PD), specialized in the production of cleaning solutions for the restaurant sector.
Founded in 1979, the company stands out for essential craftsmanship combined with the use of modern production technologies and particular attention to market demands.
The Univer-bar brand has always been one of the most outstanding leaders in the cleaning sector.
Ryoma is pleased to have completed the acquisition of Univer-bar, an enterprise with great tradition that has been able to keep pace with the times and which will be supported with a structured development project. For Ryoma the acquisition will mean a wider presence in the food equipment sector.
To work in the coffee industry, having a strong passion and motivation is not enough. In fact, it is essential to have a high level of professionalism in any role, in order to ensure that the qualitative standards of the end product and service are always first-class.
During the Coffee Technicians Guild Summit, which Astoria has the honor of hosting at the Greensboro branch in North Carolina from the 20th to the 22nd of July 2017, the focus will be placed on the coffee machine technician, who, according to the Specialty Coffee Association, should be a formally-recognized professional figure.
The Coffee Technicians Guild places emphasis on technician training, by organizing specific training lessons and sessions during this three-day period, in order to refine the coffee technicians’ skills. These technicians will be able to attend the Brewin foundation level module, a compulsory module for obtaining the certification.
It will begin with a detailed look at using multimeterson a daily basis, the aesthetic and functional differences between the various models on the market and their usefulness for making accurate electrical diagnoses. The next module concerns water treatment, which is an essential element for producing excellent coffee. The technicians will learn how to check the quality, pressure and flow, understand how a different water can change the flavor of a coffee by tasting this for themselves, and also learn how to test the equipment in order to identify any water-related issues.
A useful and important module will be devoted to the technical support side of the business. Attendees will learn how to manage customer requests on a daily basis and about the decisions that every business owner has to face in the immediate future.
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The documentary “Streets of Budapest” is meant to be Astoria’s tribute to two worlds, starting with that of specialty coffees, which was told in the first part of the video and has been Astoria’s passion for almost twenty years.
The second is the world of art, which has been the underlying theme during Astoria’s three-year sponsorship of the World Latte Art Championships and World Coffee in Good Spirits Championships, and is the main theme of the video we launch today, the second part of the documentary “Streets of Budapest”.
It all started in 2015, with the comic strip at the Nordic World of Coffee trade fair, held in Gothenburg, Sweden; the following, at the Hotelex, in Shanghai, we paid homage to Chinese calligraphy.
Today, the protagonist is street art, in the form of stencils, spray or stickers, which is narrated by one of the artists who has been experiencing it personally: Gergely Void.
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On Wednesday 10th May, Wega will host one of the heats of the Espresso Italiano Champion competition at its own headquarters.
The competition was established in 2010 by the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei), and has been an international competition since 2014, quickly gathering support not only in Italy, but also in Europe and Asia. The format requires the competing baristas to battle it out to prepare four espressos and four cappuccinos in just eleven minutes. The main difficulty is that in the allotted time they must also calibrate their grinders – and, of course, clean their work station at the end.
The selection on the 10th May will allow just one winner through to the Italian semifinal, where the barista going on to the grand final at Host Milano (taking place from 20th to 24th October) will be decided. The final will be hosted by Wega on a stand designed to meet the competitors’ needs.
The competition machines will bear a specially customised design inspired by this year’s coffee bar trends.
Good luck to all the participants: the best of you will get to meet each other on the Wega stand (Pav. 24P / Stand D52 – D60) in October!