Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The CBTL™ Professional Suite

With over 50 years of setting the standard in quality and flavor, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf continues to revolutionize the coffee and tea industry as it introduces its newest Professional Suite under the CBTL Beverage System line: the Desto and Office One.

Two years since the CBTL platform was first introduced to the market, the distinct cafe experience at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has been extended and enjoyed within different homes and establishments. Combining innovative technology, functionality, and design, the CBTL system is more than a single cup coffee machine. It's an easy-to-use system that combines the CBTL beverages with the finest in Italian technology perfected by the Caffitaly System.

I got to check out the newest models at the CBTL Coffee Bar at High Street last week, and I have to say, they look pretty badass!

The Desto is mechanically crafted to match the flair and dynamics of the trailblazers, it is swift, elegant, and powerful. With it's sleek and compact structure, Desto proves to be the perfect choice for small to medium enterprises as it fits seamlessly in office spaces, hotel and resort rooms, and cafes, which needs the handy convenience it provides. This looks like an iPhone that turned into a coffee machine if you ask me. It also comes in their original colors - black and white!

The big machine that looks like a printer-fax machine hybrid is the Office One - the latest groundbreaking technology of the CBTL Platform built for maximum performance. The Office One is the first and only industrial capsule machine with high capacity storage functions (it can hold up to 5L of water!) making it the ideal system for large volume applications. Perfectly designed for business and food service channels looking for a cost-efficient, convenient, and top quality system that can produce the best-tasting coffees and teas to serve in establishments.

The design prior to the Desto is the Kaldi - a sleek design with vibrant colors and smooth curves. This sexy machine will be part of The Great Exchange happening this weekend (see the poster below for more info) and the very generous coffee shop is donating  100% of all machine sales to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

The freshness-sealed capsules contain CBTL's pure, 100% Arabica coffees and premium teas, so every beverage you make tastes exactly the same as it would when brewed at your favorite CBTL store. There are 14 different CBTL pods in total, with all your favorite Espressos, Coffees, and Teas.

You can also buy a dual function Milk Frother with your machine of choice. This produces just the right amount of heated milk, or heated milk and froth, to re-create your favorite specialty beverages like lattes, cappuccinos, cafe mochas, and macchiatos!

I have my eye on the 10 oz Bistro Glasses by Bodum. When it comes to anything coffee and tea, I think Bodum is the brand to beat. And besides, these see-through glasses look sleek, modern, and sophisticated!

You can also buy this super cute pod dolly if you want to display your favorite CBTL flavors in all it's glory. My favorite CBTL drink is the African Sunrise, but unfortunately that's the only pod they don't have yet. Drat.

When mucking around the office or in the middle of putting up a new restaurant or cafe, get the CBTL™ Professional Suite! Not only does it give the perfect cup every single time, it's also a breeze to clean up and takes up very minimal space in the pantry or bar!

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P.S. If you want to explore a partnership to serve the best coffees and teas in your establishment, get in touch with CBTL through cbtl@coffeebean.com.ph. The CBTL Platform is also available in all The Coffee Bean and Lea Leaf stores nationwide and in select retailers.

Images taken by Jericho San Miguel of The Pixel Project Manila

The CBTL Coffee Bar
3/F, SSI Building,
Bonifacio High Street, BGC
Open Daily: 10am - 10pm