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Rome started its journey with Necta’s Colibri. Manufactured by Italians, for Italians, it produced a fantastic espresso and espresso based beverages. Rome went all in. Employees at our customers locations loved the machines as they no longer had to stop at Starbucks prior, or during, work for a cup of coffee. Employers were happy because they were not loosing precious work hours and their employees were happier with nominal investment.
Rome upgrades to Version 2 of our bean to cup coffee program. Canadian made, Version 2 utilized a reverse french press brewing method which produced an amazing traditional American style coffee, while the espresso was lacking. The touchscreen allowed Rome to advertise our customers, however UX/UI design was not fully realized.
Rome upgrades to Version 3 of our bean to cup coffee program. Dutch made, Version 3 utilized an espresso style brewing mechanism with a dual pressure valve allowing both high (espresso based) and low (American style) pressure based coffee beverages. Both styles of coffee were better than average, but neither excelled. Touchscreen utilized more effectively allowing. sub-menu’s and 36 different recipes/beverage options.
Designed by Italians. Engineered by Germans.
Italian do it better. This machine is an upgrade to Dominic’s first bean-to-cup machine. This model has more than doubled the brewer’s capacity allowing for up to 16g of coffee grounds in a single pass. That is more than any other machine using this brewing technology on the market.
It also has a 10″ HD capacitive touchscreen (similar to an iPhone) offering any user layout, custom pictures and even videos to play as your drink is being made or when it is in standby.
The user friendly interface lets you customize your drink just the way you like it. Want a cappuccino? Not a problem. Is the dark roast to strong but you still want a kick to get you going in the morning? Choose 50/50 for the beans. Decrease the strength so you get a gram or two less as the espresso base. Add a shot of chocolate if you have a sweet tooth that morning. The options are truly endless.
Separate delivery points: Coffee, chocolate, and mixed drinks on the left, and hot water on the right.
WiFi and Bluetooth enabled on-screen information and entertainment, available as an optional accessory
The user-friendly interface lets you prepare a drink just the way you like it, allowing you to make changes to the strength and amount of ingredients for a fully personalized drink experience.
The 10’’ touch screen – offers a visual guide, making choices easier. The design and layout of the screen can also be fully customized to suit any environment.
A light path in the cup area helps ensure that the cup is placed in the correct position and cup sensors are also present to ensure the machine only vends when it knows a cup is there.
They say everything is bigger in Texas. We certainly understand. The spacious delivery area with adjustable cup holders allows you to fill coffee pots or thermo jugs.
LED lights frame the cup area which enhance the overall look and feel of the machine.
Coffee is the most sophisticated and complex beverage in the world containing over 800 flavor characteristics compared wine’s 400. We wanted to bring those flavors to life.
Rome was the first office coffee service provider in the state of Texas to utilize barista quality bean to cup coffee machines. We were a pioneer in this field as early as 2001 when Dominic, an Italian born immigrant, felt that the state of bean to cup coffee machines had advanced to a level where he felt comfortable in placing these machines in offices. Prior to 2001 Dominic felt the machines were too finicky and unreliable both in producing a consistent cup of coffee and maintenance/downtime.
Rome started its journey into the bean-to-cup coffee world with Necta’s (Italian company) Colibri, Kikko & Kikko Max. Manufactured by Italians and for Italians, it produced a fantastic espresso and espresso based beverages. Rome went all in. Employees at our customers locations loved the machines as they no longer had to stop at Starbucks prior to work (or in the middle of the day) for a cup of coffee. Employers were happy because they were not loosing precious work hours and their employees were happier with nominal investment.
As you know, technology is always changing. Hell, Moore’s law says that technology will double every two years. Two years!! Integrated printed circuit boards, computers on a chip, wifi, bluetooth and touchscreen’s all came in a whirlwind over the last ten years. What was an Italian immigrant born in the 1950’s to do? Enter his two sons Gianpaolo (GP) and Saverio. They were able to inject some lifeblood into his successful business and bring it into the 21st century. Dominic quickly had his sons get certified by our national organization in coffee allowing them to discern what his palette had known since he was a child, good coffee.
Three years ago we upgraded our bean-to-cup machines from the Italian made Colibri to the Dutch made (unfortunately) De Jong Duke. Prior to this machine you had two choices, automated espresso based brewing technology (high pressure extraction) or automated French press based brewing technology (low pressure extraction). On one hand you had great espresso based beverages and poor regular coffee. On the other you had great coffee but poor espresso based beverages. With the upgrade to the De Jong Duke, utilizing a dual pressure system that allowed a compromise and make good beverages in both areas. It also gave you a touchscreen so that you, the customer, can advertise yourself. This was great for a while, but people’s tastes have changed and so has the technology.
We no longer wanted to use a machine that just made good coffee in both categories (espresso based and regular coffee) but a machine that excelled. A machine that was unparalleled in its ability to make cup after cup of consistent, flavorful coffee while also allowing the choices that Americans have come known to expect (Italians are generally simple espresso living people). We now use the Whittonburg 9100 for our bean-to-cup brewing. This machine what developed to taste by Italians and engineered by Germans (Necta and Whittonburg collaborated).
This machine is state of the art. Not only does it utilize a similar brewing mechanism as the first machine Dominic used in his bean-to-cup offerings (high pressure, true espresso) it also has more than doubled the size of the brewing chamber allowing for up to 16g of coffee in a single pass. That is more than any other machine utilizing this brewing method on the market. Also, the Germans figured out that by not ‘tamping’ down the coffee fully it allowded for low pressure brewing giving employees a true American style cup of coffee. Utilizing a 10″ HD capacitive touchscreen (similar to an iPhone) allows Rome to offer the most user friendly interface ever. Customized pictures and even videos playing as your drink is being brewed or the machine is on standby comes standard (just get us in touch with your marketing division). The user friendly interface lets you customize your drink just the way you like it. Want a cappuccino? Not a problem. Is the dark roast to strong but you still want a kick to get you going in the morning? Choose 50/50 for the beans. Decrease the strength so you get a gram or two less as the espresso base. Add a shot of chocolate if you have a sweet tooth that morning. The options are endless. This doesn’t even scratch the surface of what we can do with this machine. Want something special (a custom drink named after your company, perhaps)? We can do that. Wifi & Bluetooth allow technicians to know of a problem remotely and sometimes control the machine/diagnose it without even opening the door or being in the same zip code. Need some recipes modified for your particular environment? We can remotely upload a new recipe or modify an existing one.
We, at Rome, have come to the conclusion that our customers no longer need to settle. Let us place.