SmartCup Introduces XPress
SmartCup introduces XPress, the first single-use French Press. XPress is comprised of a disposable/recyclable lid, rod and press that will fit most standard 16 & 20oz. hot cups.
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The XPress lid provides an easy way to deliver a superior tasting cup of coffee or tea to your customer. How good is it? We recently provided over 200 cups of XPress coffee at the Gnomedex conference and received outstanding reviews. Hear the unedited responses.
XPress Lid Improves Your Bottom Line
Your Customer Now has Choice
The XPress lid is an easy way to offer your customer the ability to try any bean in your inventory. You now have a new product offering, without added equipment. Your shop now becomes a destination for consumers of quality coffee.
Making a Premium Cup of Coffee is Easy
Why a French Press
French press systems deliver a superior flavor profile, smoothness and finish for both coffee and tea. The XPress lid technology delivers the preferred qualities of the coffee drinking experience to everyday coffee lovers at an affordable price (compared to restaurant French press). Many coffee drinkers have never tried a French press. Even some who work in the coffee industry are not that familiar with the enhanced benefits of using a French press. With the XPress lid, operators can now bring high quality coffee to everyone inexpensively and quickly in a transportable and recyclable/disposable unit while increasing their sales and profits.
A French Press delivers a premium cup of coffee by using a system that places coffee grounds in direct contact with hot water and that offers a larger surface area for extraction. They are then pressed with mesh, not filtered with paper. Coffee brewed with a French Press captures more of the coffee’s subtle flavors and essential oils. For these reasons, enthusiasts feel a French pressed coffee is the best way to experience the flavor and aroma of quality coffees.
Operationally, you start by combining 1 ½ scoops (2-3 tablespoons) of coarse ground coffee or 1-2 tablespoons of loose tea with hot water to most 16oz hot cups, condiments can be added then or later. For 20 oz cups, use 2.5 to 3.5 tablespoons for coffee and 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons for tea.
After allowing the coffee to extract for several minutes, the barista or customer depresses a rod which moves the press down into the cup. When the press clicks into place, the coffee grounds are trapped at the bottom of the cup. Condiments can still be added at this point, by removing the lid, adding them, and then replacing the lid . It’s now time to drink and go . The proof is in the satisfaction your customer will get from a “perfect” cup of coffee.
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