Switzerland’s Eversys S.A., founded in 2009, is known for its “super traditional” espresso equipment used in offices. It was one of the first coffee machine manufacturers to introduce a contactless ordering solution during the pandemic.
“We saw the growing need for espresso equipment for micro markets and self-serve environments,” said Eversys director of business development Daniel Kim. “So, we already had the ability to support the industry with credit card payment integration, contactless and touchless ordering, and custom applications for mobile payments.”
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As the pandemic nears its end, Kim believes the hybrid work environment, time split at home and at the office, is the future. And when at the office, employees will crave espresso beverages on par with what they buy at a high-end coffeehouse or retailer, he said.
“Our clients are hard at work to ensure a measured and safe return to the workplace,” Kim said. “We have implemented simple solutions to quickly lock the LCD screen, to wipe and sanitize the touch areas. And customers can order via a mobile phone for a touchless process.”
For the office coffee service market, Eversys’s flagship model is the bean-to-cup Enigma e4m, which makes “true coffee quality at a touch of a button.” To meet growing demand for nondairy milk options, the Enigma offers several creamer selections. Nondairy and dairy milk can be split between the left and right spouts, with zero cross contamination and zero milk waste.
Originally called the E’line, the new Enigma touts the brand slogan “Decoding the DNA of Coffee.” Enigma combines aesthetics with in-cup quality and consistency.
The Enigma e4m measures 22” W. x 23.6” D. x 28.1” H., weighs 206.8 lbs., has a power consumption rating of 30A and includes two bean hoppers. It can connect to the internet by LAN or WiFi (using an external dongle) or by 4G modem with a data plan. Operators can use a smartphone to view the status of their online Enigma machines.
Additionally, the Enigma accepts credit cards at its integrated payment terminal. Eversys can build custom applications for payment and app integrations and can accept custom and some campus cards.