Hot water and coffee brewing systems manufacturer Marco Beverage Systems has launched Friia – the firm’s first venture into the cold and cold/sparkling water market.
Developed to meet the increasing demand for a fresh, healthy beverage choice, particularly in corporate spaces, Friia can deliver hot/cold or hot/cold/sparkling water through a single font.
The compact, modular undercounter system incorporates a water chiller and water boiler. The undercounter chiller incorporates aluminium block technology to chill incoming water by an average of 10˚C and the boiler contains a vacuum insulated tank to ensure temperature accuracy and energy-efficiency. Marco believes that Friia is 23% more energy-efficient than leading competitors.
The unit’s font has a brushed metal finish and LED feature. In response to the growing trend of clean, uncluttered counters, the font also has a minimal counter footprint.
The beverage system is available in two sizes: Friia and Friia Plus and also comes in hot/cold (HC) or hot/cold/sparkling (HCS) variants. Friia will be launching with CC certification on 8 March 2019.
Friia is the latest development for Marco since the launch of the popular Mix range, which delivers hot water at three exact temperatures from a single font. The manufacturer believes that since launching in 2017, Mix has been a key driver of beverage excellence and has played a part in spreading an understanding of the importance of temperature accuracy in premium tea brewing.