Finally, the Ho.Re.Ca. operators have met again, face to face and in complete safety.
HostMilano, the sector’s most important and highly anticipated global event, from 22 to 26 October, brought the international catering and hospitality community back together again.
Among the great protagonists in this restart of the Ho.Re.Ca. world was Evoca Group, which, with its stable of iconic brands, offers a range of solutions for the professional market that is both innovative and comprehensive.
Let's start with the latest addition to the GAGGIA MILANO family. The star of HostMilano has undoubtedly been the super-automatic La Solare. It has already won a SMART Label, the award assigned by HOST Milano, in collaboration with POLI.design and ADI., to recognize the most innovative products and technologies in the Ho.Re.Ca. sector.
Alongside the super-automatic proposal, sits a traditional model, La Decisa, flagship of the project “Gaggia per l’Italia”. Now in a new Total White livery, and with the On Demand G10 coffee grinder, La Decisa has been relaunched in an unprecedented evo version, which stands out for its integrated Bluetooth connection and its DCS system, a guarantee of even more precise and constant grinding over time.
There where two major innovations available from 2022: the first is La Dea, a new and refined one group model which, thanks to the precociousness of its design, seems to flirt with the barista and his desire to play with coffee. Made in a double version, each with technical features able to fully satisfy the specific requests and needs of the barista, La Dea reflects the reliability of technologies and professional components that we find with La Reale and La Giusta. And then the G5 coffee grinder, a model available in four different colours - copper, black, white and grey. Its combination of compact dimensions and high-profile performance is its greatest strength.
With Magic comes an important evolutionary step in the SAECO range for the office and small catering: a family of coffee machines that offers advanced performance, combined with cutting-edge technical features and a new design. The 7'' colour touchscreen ensures easy navigation within the menus and a wide range of beverages, also customizable, which includes flat white and double cappuccino. But the real novelty is in the heart of Magic, where a professional variable chamber coffee group beats with a capacity from 8.5 to 15 g, adjustable from the menu. The coffee, milk and water dispensers, enclosed in a single block, allow the use of different glasses and cups, thanks to the possibility of adjusting them in height (from 75 to 160 mm). Magic is also equipped with a new milk frothing system, extremely silent, performing and equipped with a patented cleaning system that keeps it sanitized after every single preparation
NECTA HO.RE.CA. has strongly relied on Kalea Plus, the ideal solution for medium to large-sized facilities, capable of dispensing 200 drinks a day and serving up to 90 espresso coffees and 80 cappuccinos in one hour. The super-automatic Krea Touch is both elegant and functional, and represents the most effective response to the needs of the hotel and hospitality sector.
NEWIS, the Evoca division for payments and digital solutions, launched Coffeed, the new cloud telemetry platform for Gaggia and Necta branded super-automatic models, which allows Ho.Re.Ca. operators to monitor the parameters of the machines and the quality in the cup remotely, significantly reducing management costs. Another important innovation presented is the AmiClo platform, the bi-directional tool that allows you to manage beverage recipes, playlists, software and logo updates remotely, which is now available for the Ho.Re.Ca. segment.
And don’t forget Coffee APPeal and Breasy, the mobile apps that allow drinks selection from a smartphone, in a safe and completely touchless way.
Some prominent innovations presented also in the VENDING sector.
For automatic coffee machines, a previews on Brio Touch By NECTA, the elegant digital evolution of one of the brand's best sellers. Brio Touch combines the best coffee extractions technologies with up-to-the-minute electronic performance to create a table top machine that can satisfy everyone's tastes and needs.
And always under the NECTA brand: Twist, the new solution for the Impulse range, that combines the best of energy efficiency, technological performance and versatility. Twist obtained C energy class thanks to a series of green innovations including the adoption of a cold unit with R290 gas. The machine delivers energy savings of up to 71% compared to its predecessor in the Necta range! Additional interesting features such as extreme versatility in layout, greater internal brightness (+ 35%), a colour screen (TFT Colour Display) and a wider delivery area, make this model one of the best choices in a higher performing, increasingly environmentally aware Vending sector.
All these innovations and more have been on show at Host 2021, on the Evoca booth!