Fracino – the UK’s only manufacturer of traditional espresso machines – has unveiled class-leading new models including the breathtaking Romano ICE which is attracting fantastic feedback.
The stunningly beautiful new concept with a striking black touchscreen for fingertip-light drink selection and wonderful colour edge illumination, programmable in a wide range of RGB colourways – to complement the location decor – has been showcased at Host in Milan to high acclaim.
Combining innovation, contemporary design and exceptional craftsmanship, Fracino’s unprecedented selection of bespoke highly polished colour finishes and unique textures complement and enhance any venue’s decor and ambience.
A champion of British manufacturing, the growing business proudly displays the Made in Britain marque on every machine – and always recommends buying British.
Fracino’s extensive British-made espresso machine range, showcased at Host, also included the current Romano model, which boasts a flawless mirror finish and optional dramatic colours, in a polished, satin or matt finish
Also available in 2 or 3 groups, it transforms the purely functional into a technological work of art as the beauty of highly polished stainless steel becomes the masterpiece of the interior designer
Fracino’s Head of Global Sales, Peter Atmore, said: “With an increasing number of clients specifying bespoke finishes, we are offering an even wider choice of highly polished colour finishes and texture effects. Our extensive expertise caters for individuality – whether to enhance a theme or interior design, promote a brand or challenge convention.
“Exuding the ‘premium luxury’ factor, the Romano ICE introduces a state of the art, latest technology, touch sensitive screen for gossamer-light touch drink selection and a wealth of functions to enhance user control and management. The ice finish lighting feature that so perfectly enhances the curvaceous form of the Romano, can be programmed to almost any colour the user prefers. With the Romano ICE finished in white as standard, the use of the ice trim colour will add a beautiful contrast to complement the decor of the surrounding location
Cutting edge technology
Fracino’s extensive range also spans the Romano P.I.D – designed for hospitality venues which aspire for their baristas to consistently create the highest quality drinks.
With accuracy and consistency of drinks produced being a key criteria, the Romano P.I.D integrates cutting-edge technology for precise temperature control and pin-sharp timing. Most features are controlled by a simple and easy to use LCD display mounted on the front panel.
Available with 2 or 3 groups, finishes include gloss white, burgundy, black and stainless steel – with all versions featuring an illuminated rear panel – that can be subtly finished with the logo of the venue for that ultimate touch of bespoke luxury. Each group has its own individual, electronically controlled PID boiler, with hot water and steam provided by a large 14 or 20 litre boiler.
High quality and affordable
The Bambino 1 or 2 group espresso coffee machine with semi-automatic or electronic options provides exceptional value and bespoke branding. Each machine has a hot water valve and single steam valve with a stainless steel steam tube for frothing and steaming milk.
With a large boiler and efficient heating element, every Bambino is hand built using only the finest stainless steel, copper and lead-free brass – ensuring a long and robust user life. All working surfaces, steam and hot water tubes are manufactured in stainless steel with the side panels finished in an attractive metallic anthracite colour – or as an optional extra, white or polished stainless steel for a luxury finish.
Velocino 2: Minimal barista training
The Velocino 2 is an innovative, unique ‘hybrid’ 2 group espresso machine which combines the reliability of a traditional machine with the ease of use of a fully automatic system.
Robustly built to withstand the demands of high volume restaurants with high staff turnover, minimal user training is required. Servers can produce two individual drinks at the same time and a ‘Go Large’ option gives them the choice of these also being two different sizes of drink.
Ensuring consistent, fresh, premium quality drinks – no matter how inexperienced the operator – the simplicity of the control panel includes a colour-coded system with basic instructions, tactile switches and high intensity LED indicator lights.
Dual Fuel machines
A pioneer of Dual Fuel machines, Fracino’s gas machines are the most powerful in the world as more customers maximise the booming and lucrative mobile coffee market.
Venues seeking to serve coffee away from a mains water and electrical supply – such as mobile trikes and carts – are experiencing the amazing benefits of using models that can operate on LPG gas and a 12v battery & inverter to fulfil their requirements.
Fracino’s 1, 2 & 3 group Contempo and Retro coffee machines are available in the Dual Fuel model range, giving customers the option to use either LPG & a 12v battery or 240v mains electricity.
Providing unrivalled flexibility and mobility while retaining high volume output, their high-powered stainless steel gas burners provide the equivalent power of their electric counterparts, ensuring maximum performance during busy serving periods.
Fracino’s raft of recent milestones also include clinching certification to export its Dual Fuel electric and gas Retro and Contempo espresso machines to the US and Canada – key growth markets which are important to the manufacturer’s strategic plan.
The company has also further expanded its 45,000 world class manufacturing facility where almost 90 per cent of all components are made in-house – and which has been revolutionised by a multi-million-pound investment programme.
Peter added: “2019 is proving to be a pivotal year which started with us announcing a contract to supply traditional espresso machines to iconic restaurant brand, PizzaExpress. We also have exciting new announcements in the pipeline before December – so watch this space!”