United Coffee is showcasing the new Aurelia II T3 traditional espresso machine on the Caterer and Hotelkeeper stand at Hotelympia this week.
Launching in March 2012, it uses a system with three different temperature control points, which allow baristas to control each steam arm individually.
Each steam arm also has its own spotlight for better visibility and a new cool-touch technology. Erogation mirrors sit at the back of the machine to improve the shot-pouring process.
Launched in conjunction with United Coffee's 75th anniversary year of manufacturing coffee equipment, they have also had a new three-year contract confirmed at the World Barista Championship.
To complete their celebrations, United Coffee UK & Ireland's barista, Lynsey Harley, has been appointed by the Speciality Coffee Association Europe as its UK Chapter Co-ordinator, following a vote by its members.
Harley will be responsible for co-ordinating and developing the organisation's competitions, as well as looking to develop wider benefits for members.
By Lisa Jenkins
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