Coffee and technology have gone hand in hand since the invention of the coffee drink. The reason is very simple: you can't make coffee without technology. Technology is essentially what turns coffee into the comforting and warm drink we all know and love. From harvesting coffee beans to cleaning and roasting them to final preparation, technology is present and involved in every stage of the road. So, naturally, as technology evolves, so do different ways to make coffee.
An important technological development in recent years is the expansion of connectivity. As connectivity becomes part of our daily appliances both in our homes and at work, it consequently becomes part of our daily lives. Our devices are part of the same unified network, all connected via the Internet, Bluetooth, or 5G. Otherwise known as the “Internet of Things”, this connectivity allows for easier flow and more efficient management, storage, and information. As we get to this point in technology, we find that everything we use is intertwined. Our phones, for example, are just becoming smaller computers, remotes that you can use to turn on, turn off, and remotely control other devices or systems.
Data analysis and input have also become a crucial part of the Internet of Things. If you own a business, data can be very essential to your strategy and can help you maximize your profits. That being said, it makes sense then that coffee technology has also become entangled in this network of connectivity. With some impressive improvements in coffee brewing technology, there are some interesting features in the latest coffee machines. Now, toasters can have huge amounts of data on roasters and sales.
But this type of technology does not only benefit coffee professionals; Coffee enthusiasts can also enjoy the benefits and features of the coffee technique in their homes. As home coffee is becoming more popular there are a growing number of quality espresso machines for your home that are connected to your phone or even other appliances. You can control extraction and brewing settings, coffee orders and purchases, and other properties.
However, for professional espresso machines, there is a new VISION from Iberital. It comes with a tablet from which you can manage and configure it remotely, or you can access and control the device remotely via Bluetooth. They also introduced Iberital Connect, a pioneering system in which the car is connected to the cloud (Internet of Things) via WiFi or mobile network, making it possible to receive notifications on the status of the equipment, adjust remote settings, and geolocation.
All these technological advances aim to make the coffee-making experience effortless, more comfortable, and more democratic. As we know, the artisanal process of making coffee today depends on many variables: the origin of coffee, the quality of roasting, humidity, temperature, barista talent, etc. There is no question about that; the more these variables are controlled, managed, and processed, the better coffee you will make. The role of connectivity here is to have, in essence, more dominance over your coffee machines, whether it's professional espresso, roasting, or home cooking. Yes, making coffee can be an art, but its science is undeniable. In this marriage of technology and craftsmanship, we coffee lovers thrive.