18 April, 2012 Boston, MA Click here for images and full press release
VST has released a series of new and updated products in connection with the 24th Annual Exposition of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) being held this week in Portland, Oregon.
VST is now shipping an updated version of the LAB Coffee Refractometer introduced in 2011. Identical in appearance, the new LAB Coffee II sports improved precision (repeatability) and accuracy for both coffee and espresso modes and double the original battery life.
• Improved Precision – 3x better than previous generation, +/- 0.02% typical
• Improved Accuracy – +/- 0.03% typical
• Longer Battery Life – 2x first generation
MoJoToGo won the Best New Product award at the SCAA Expo in 2010. Version 1.1 is a free upgrade and includes a number of updates and new features, including keypad recipe entry for trouble-shooting pre-existing protocols. MoJoToGo v1.1 is expected to post on the Apple iTunes App Store within the next week. More new features are in the works for release this summer.
VST’s new 20g precision filter has been adopted by Nuova Simonelli on the new Aurelia II T3 for the World Barista Championship to be held this June in Vienna, Austria. The result of a collaboration between VST and Nuova Simonelli announced in 2011, the new 20-gram precision filter is available now in both standard (ridged) and ridgeless models. The 20-gram capacity addresses the most commonly used dose in WBC competitions and many specialty cafés. VST’s Precision Filter Baskets have been chosen by the world’s top roasters, cafés and world barista champions for improved espresso beverage quality and consistency.
VST’s precision filters are on sale during the SCAA event at discounted prices.
VST’s precision espresso filters have been selected by Kees van der Westen for the new Spirit line of espresso machines introduced this month by ESPRESSONISTIC WORKS B.V. The Spirit will be on display at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo , May 4th-6th. VST’s precision filters offer improved espresso beverage quality and consistency, and are designed for proper extraction yield over a wide range of concentrations. Each VST filter is inspected on a VST Digital Filter Imaging System and warranted for zero defects and to meet or exceed published specifications. Available in 15, 18, 20 and 22-gram capacities and available from www.keesvanderwesten.com or www.vstapps.com
VST has announced plans for an integrated USB connected universal refractometer that automatically plots data to the Universal Brewing Control Chart or other device(s). Future plans also include Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy) wireless integration to MoJoToGo for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Intended for coffee equipment design, research and development and coffee program development for large scale institutions, the new laboratory-grade universal refractometer is capable of use for virtually any type of beverage process or equipment design application, including in-line applications. Watch VST’s website for additional information.