[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1624360319761{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]There’s a lot to love about a trade show like Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa, but one of the best features is being able to see and interact with interesting innovations in the hospitality space. Here are a few of the innovative products that were seen at this year’s show.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Genio Coffee Roasters

Made in South Africa and used in seven countries around the world, Genio Coffee Roasters specialises in the design and manufacture of coffee roasting equipment. Owner Neil Maree decided to blend his personal passion for coffee and his electrical engineering degree, and today the company produces three types of roasters. Roaster features include a precision control system that allows full control over gas pressure, air flow pressure, and drum speed, as well as an on-board database that logs every roast against previous roasts.  https://genioroasters.co.za/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_image src=”https://hospitalitymarketplace.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/genio-30-coffee-roaster-65-1000×743.jpg” image_size=”full” desc=”Genio Coffee Roasters”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”https://hospitalitymarketplace.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/faema.jpg” image_size=”full” desc=”Culinary Equipment Company’s E71 Faema” align=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Culinary Equipment Company’s E71 Faema

This top-of-the-range professional coffee machine was launched at Hostex, and it blends beautiful design, cutting-edge technology and classical features. The E71 gives baristas the choice between manual mechanics or digital control, and the machine is equipped with a number of details to take good coffee to the next level. Features include accurate temperature control, with two individual boilers calibrated to 0.1°C; the new AutoSteam Milk4 System; and a dual delivery functionality system complete with touch screens that provide real time information to the barista concerning the time for blooming, pre-infusion and extraction. https://www.culinary.co.za/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][vc_column_text]Zeelandia’s Almond Macaronmix

Making macarons is an extremely tricky skill to master, but Zeelandia’s Almond Macaronmix takes the hassle out of creating fresh macarons. To create macarons in all the different colours of the rainbow, all you need to do is add water and whatever colourant or flavourant you desire to the Macaronmix– it’s that easy! The macarons have a smooth, crispy surface, chewy centre, and an airy structure without large holes. https://www.zeelandia.co.za/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_image src=”https://hospitalitymarketplace.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/innovations_zeelandia.jpg” image_size=”full” desc=”Zeelandia’s Almond Macaronmix”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”https://hospitalitymarketplace.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/eka-compact-range.jpg” image_size=”full” desc=”Catermarket’s EKA Compact Range”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Catermarket’s EKA Compact Range

Catermarket dedicated a portion of its stand at this year’s Hostex to showcasing the Eka range of ovens, and the compact range caught our eye. Conveniently small but with all the technology you’d expect from the Italian Eka range, these ovens are perfect for kitchens where space is an issue. The combi ovens  come complete with steam functionality and touch control that allows the user to set and recall cooking programmes. www.catermarket.co.za[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][vc_column_text]TabletPOS

An innovative cloud-based point of sale system, TabletPOS runs entirely from iPads, iPhones and iPods. As the system runs on Apple hardware, there’s no need to buy special hardware, and staff are able to take orders directly at the table. The orders are then dispatched then and there over the wireless network. When it comes time to close off the order, the payment process is streamlined even if there are multiple payment methods or split bills. A forward-thinking point of sale system for forward-thinking establishments! https://tabletpos.co.za/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_image src=”https://hospitalitymarketplace.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/tabletpos-image-sizes-4.jpg” image_size=”medium” desc=”TabletPOS”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_padding_divider][mk_image src=”https://hospitalitymarketplace.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/le-verre-de-vin.jpg” image_size=”medium” desc=”La Verre de Vin from the Bermar Collection”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]La Verre de Vin from the Bermar Collection

As consumers look for more by-the-glass wine options, establishments need to meet this need while still looking after the bottom line. The La Verre de Vin wine preservation system is represented in SA by the Bermar Collection, and the system has a proven track record in our country with over 250 successful installations in Southern Africa. So how does it work? The machine precisely removes oxygen from open bottles of wine and champagne, and will add a buffer of carbon dioxide to sparkling wines to prevent any loss of natural sparkle. Wines and champagnes are preserved for 21 days. https://www.bermarcollection.co.za[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]