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Barista above the clouds
SkyTender Solutions supplies non-alcoholic beverage solutions in the format of either a mobile trolley or as a galley insert. With a mission to serve the industry with sustainable and efficient beverage solutions, the company now provides a specialty coffee trolley, multi-beverage hot and cold drinks and a water dispensing service. All SkyTender systems are connected and provide on-time consumption reporting.
Passengers are becoming more discerning, with the expectation of having a choice of home comfort when onboard.
“Passengers are becoming more discerning, with the expectation of having a choice of home comfort when onboard,” Wolfgang von Krogh, Chief Executive Officer, tells PAX. “Delivering bespoke customer experience is the new norm.”
The PUR VIE water dispensing system provides sustainably-sourced, packaging-free water and consistent quality inflight. The water can be used for drinking water, as well as for making hot and cold drinks. All of these uses in one system reduces over-catering and waste, which has a significant impact on lower cost, von Krogh explains. The connected consumption tracking offers complete control of the supply chain and optimizes stock levels.
Public and regulative pressure create a high demand for sustainable, packaging-free water and beverage supply.
“Public and regulative pressure create a high demand for sustainable, packaging-free water and beverage supply,” he adds. SkyTender’s SkyBarista EASA certified coffee trolley brings the coffee shop experience on board. The solution allows crew to prepare fresh coffee specialties in front of the passenger. Last year, a European carrier trialed the service and the innovative trolley was the winner of Onboard Hospitality’s One to Watch Award. The year 2019 also saw SkyTender expand the SkyBarista brand with a new Coffee Specialty trolley.
SkyBarista ONE which is EASA certified and trialed successfully on a European carrier in March 2020. In the year ahead, the company has aviation and rail launch customers in Asia and Europe, with more trials planned with carriers in these regions.