National Restaurant Show Recap: Tradecraft Showcases the Latest in Innovative Equipment

by | Jun 5, 2023 | Service + Equipment

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The National Restaurant Show is always full of exciting new innovations in the food and beverage industry, and this year’s show did not disappoint. One of the highlights at the show was the showcasing of innovative equipment by Tradecraft. Our portfolio of new equipment not only improves the experience for the baristas and chefs in your establishment but also helps to elevate the customer experience. In this blog post, we will explore the latest and greatest from Tradecraft, including the LaMarzocco KB90, Ground Control Cyclops Brewer, Brood Drnx Duo, Tone Touch 03, Bentwood Vertical 63 Grinder, and Mavam MM & Steam Undercounter. We’ll explain how these machines can enhance your business and what kind of establishments would benefit the most from them.

La Marzocco KB90: The La Marzocco KB90 is the perfect machine for high volume coffee shops. Designed to improve barista workflow with optimized ergonomics and features. With the ability to use a straight-in portafilter, the KB90 provides more efficiency and comfort for the baristas. Automatic steam flushes keep the group heads clean even during the busiest service use and reduces the need for baristas to back flush throughout the day, saving time and attention for other touchpoints in the service workflow.

Ground Control Cyclops Brewer: The Ground Control Cyclops Brewer is an incredibly versatile machine that can handle multiple functions. It can batch brew drip coffee, cold brew by the gallon in eight minutes, and large batch iced espresso drinks. This machine is perfect for environments that require flexibility with multiple uses from a singular piece of equipment. The Cyclops Brewer is also a great companion to the Brood Dispenser, which we’ll explore next.

Brood Drnx Duo: The Brood Drnx Duo is a tankless beverage dispenser that can draw from any ready-to-drink container, whether it’s a keg or carafe. The drink chills as it runs through the unit and can be dispensed still or infused with nitrogen pulled from the air, resulting in nitro or still drinks without the need for gas tanks. The Brood Drnx Duo comes in options for one or two tap units and is perfect for establishments like offices, hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

Tone Touch 03: The Tone Touch 03 is a boilerless small batch pour-over brewer that can brew batches ranging from 200mL up to 2L. The tankless boiler technology consumes 10 times less energy than traditional, commercial brewing equipment making it a sustainable solution while on demand heating also creates flexibility in use. It can also be used to brew tea, making it a versatile tool for a variety of establishments. The Tone Touch 03 is perfect for those who need to prepare small batches of coffee and tea or have a specialty coffee program.

Bentwood Vertical 63 Grinder: The Bentwood Vertical 63 Grinder is a high-quality grinder that’s perfect for medium-volume establishments like hotels and restaurants. It has very fine to coarse grind settings and features a cool grind system – a powerful motor matched with a double ventilation system – which helps to prevent overheating during use. The Bentwood Vertical 63 Grinder is an excellent choice for those who need consistent quality in their coffee at a variety of grind levels and near-silent grinding.

Mavam MM & Steam Undercounter: The Mavam MM & Steam Undercounter is the first of its kind, an efficient under-counter super auto espresso machine. It features grind-by-weight technology and has a main espresso control unit that functions from up to eight feet away from the countertop interface; this allows for bar design and space use flexibility. Clearing your espresso bar counter of the bulk of the espresso equipment and using automation to make the delivery of espresso as simple as the push of a button creates more clear bar space for customer engagement and refocusing barista attention to other areas of connection like steaming milk and crafting the final steps of the drink. Ease and automation with specialty beverage quality make Mavam a great addition to your business.

Tradecraft showcased some of the most innovative equipment at this year’s National Restaurant Show. From the LaMarzocco KB90 to the Mavam MM & Steam Undercounter, these machines are sure to improve the experience of both your baristas and customers. The Ground Control Cyclops Brewer, Brood Drnx Duo, Tone Touch 03, and Bentwood Vertical 63 Grinder are all fantastic options for establishments that require versatility and consistency in their coffee program.

Christa Thomas


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