Viaggi, first launched in France in 2010, will now be available in the UK for the first time and will be showcased to the industry at the Caffé Culture event in London next month before also being launched in Switzerland and Italy.
The Switzerland-based manufacturer of food and beverage solutions says the Viaggi machine offers a uniquely wide variety of more than 40 different premium Nestlé-branded beverages.
“Viaggi reinvents the way high-quality, barista-style beverages are delivered within the foodservices industry. Using breakthrough technology to provide a new range of premium products in an innovative system, Viaggi delivers an extensive menu of authentic hot or over-ice espresso-based specialties and chocolate-based beverages. At the touch of a button its state-of-the-art system ensures consistent and superior in-cup quality,” Nestlé Professional said.
The Viaggi system combines Grand Cru coffee extract from Nescafé, Cailler liquid chocolate and Nestlé milk. It has also been developed with expertise from the Italian machine manufacturer La Cimbali.
Viaggi, which won a leading innovation award at the French catering show Sirha in Lyon last year, contains a simple product loading system and uses the latest in beverage preparation technology. Nestlé Professional says it has also simplified the cleaning process by using an integrated system known as ‘continuous aseptic dispensing’ that ensures each finished product is good quality but also hygienic and free from bacteria.
Nestlé Professional, which was created as a separate Nestlé business in 2008, also promises Viaggi customers with a dedicated support programme staffed by some of its 10,000 employees worldwide.