29 Jun '18, 2pm

Kees Van Der Westen To Unlock Customization With The Slim Jim

Kees Van Der Westen To Unlock Customization With The Slim Jim

Since the mid-1980s, Kees van der Westen, based outside of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, has steadily carved out its corner in the espresso machine market in large part because of stylization, offering a, eye-catching alternative to some boxy industrial counterparts. While the brand maintains that reputation, the Slim Jim comes at a time when an increasing number of manufacturers are finally matching technological innovation with hight style, as machines are often used to catch customers’ attention at the front of the bar, rather than merely being a drink-making tool. Third-party customization workshops such as Pantechnicon Design in Seattle are also having an impact on style-conscious cafes’ ability to make statements with unique equipment.

Full article: https://dailycoffeenews.com/2018/06/29/kees-van-der-weste...

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Interview with Kees van der Westen

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