Gaggia dealer Rich Coffee has supplied a green coloured coffee machine to a new Twickenham coffee shop desperate to stand out in London’s ‘cafe capital’.
Ivan Pendaroski , owner of Fresh, wanted a Gaggia espresso machine as the cornerstone of his new cafe and deli, but needed it to look different from the machines that customers were used to seeing.
He approached specialist equipment dealer Rich Coffee to see if the Gaggia D90 could be modified to fit with the appearance of the cafe.
“The green colour was to tie in with the decor,” he explained. “There is a whole lot of competition around here – Twickenham seems to be where cafe culture is at, so we decided to offer something different. The green Gaggia looks great – customers are always commenting on the look of the machine.”
Rich Coffee’s Richard Millar says Fresh’s request supports a market trend for tailored machines.
“The bespoke paint job on the machine is not as unusual as you might think – we get quite a few customers asking for it,” he revealed. “It’s specialist work using specialist paints, of course, but it’s an increasingly popular option.”
The two-group head D90 is capable of serving up to four espresso shots at once and has a 13 litre boiler, with a capacity of up to 300 x 150cc shots per hour.
“We serve all the standards; latte is our best seller, while flat white is the local ‘on trend’ choice. We’re now looking at specialty coffees too – iced, syrups and so on,” said Pendaroski.