Earlier this month the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) and the Barista Guild of America hosted the Southeast Regional Barista Championship. The winners qualify to compete in the US Barista Championship and are rewarded for their skill and expertise. Behind the skill of the barista is another factor, the machine. The official machine for the World Barista Championship (and any of its qualifiers) is the Aurelia T3 from Nuova Simonelli.
Nuova Simonelli is a brand you can trust to construct amazing espresso machines and to push the limits of technology. Looking to achieve higher accuracy in every drink, the T3 has abilities to conquer water temperature variables and give the barista supreme control over every aspect of the drink. The computer system inside the machine maintains the temperature of three key points: the water, group head and steam, to the desired specifications of the barista. “T3” refers to the before mentioned three temperature aspects and that is where the name comes from. The T3 also offers more user-friendly controls in terms of maintenance, requiring less outside assistance to solve any maintenance issues. Cleaning groups individually is very easy, with button to control the cycles for each one.
The Aurelia series itself was already very impressive before the additional T3 technology. Cool touch steam wands keep burns from happening during a rush and minimize cleaning time (the milk does not adhere to the wand when it isn’t so hot). However, the new T3 features are even more impressive. The steam nozzles are better lit, offering the baristas better views on the frothing of their milk, and in general the entire work surface has more lighting to assist the barista in drink preparation. The Aurelia is also very energy efficient and saves users water, as well.
An impressive machine that is well deserving of the honor of World Barista Championship competition machine, the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia T3 is the future of espresso preparation. Consistent, high quality beverage preparation will be attainable to coffee shops willing to purchase and educate on the Aurelia T3 for their shop. When the masters of their craft meet at the World Barista Championship in 2013 to duel it out for the title, you can be sure they are grateful to have a spectacular machine to showcase their talent.
If you are interested in learning how you can get this machine for your shop, contact the Stockton Graham & Co. team at 800 835 5943!