Scotsman at The London Coffee Festival 2024

14th of March 2024
London Coffee Festival 2024


Scotsman Ice Systems is proud to sponsor the Coffee Masters competition at this year’s London Coffee Festival

Scotsman will be attending the London Coffee Festival showcasing how ice is a vital addition to any coffee shop, with the help of Scotsman’s iced coffee expert Michalis Dimitrakopoulos. Visitors to Scotsman’s stand (SO4) will also get the chance to experience the new Legacy concept ice machine. Designed as Scotsman’s vision of the future of ice machines, the legacy features an eye-catching design using black stainless steel, tempered glass and a special alloy finish. Ice experts from Scotsman’s UK distributor, Hubbard Systems, will be on hand to answer visitor questions.

Michalis Dimitrakopoulos is the 2016 winner of the World Coffee ‘In Good Spirits’ Championship, runner up in the 2019 World Barista Championship and co-owner of The Rabbit Punch coffee shop in Greece. He has established a strong reputation for the quality and innovative nature of his work, which combines carefully selected ingredients and experimental techniques to create exciting speciality coffee drinks.

“I only use Scotsman ice because it’s perfect for every occasion. They make really, good ice. The quality and hardness are amazing for us baristas. Absolute clarity with no white colour, a low mineral count for purity and slow melting qualities ensures perfect results every time.” Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, Scotsman Ice brand ambassador.

At the festival…

Each day of the festival Michalis will hold two demonstrations of the quality of Scotsman ice and how it can be used to make a variety of coffee recipes.
The morning sessions will begin at 11am. This session will involve Michalis making a selection of cold coffee special recipes using a Chemex coffeemaker and Scotsman gourmet supercube ice, along with one of his trademark storytelling sessions about the use of different types of ice in coffee.

Meanwhile, starting at 3.30pm, the afternoon sessions will focus on how to make the coffee and spirit cocktails he created exclusively for Scotsman. Attendees will get the chance to see how to make drinks like the Coffee Negroni, the Espresso Martini and El Cafecito.

Each session will showcase how Scotsman’s different ice types can help with creating the perfect iced coffee drinks, from using slow melting gourmet ice to make the perfect cold brew or cold drip preparation or how nugget ice can be used to layer different ingredients within the cocktail glass.

When it comes to ice machines, the star of the stand will be the Legacy. The design is functional as well as aesthetic, with a concave front that improves airflow. It also features advanced components like a cutting-edge evaporator capable of handling the hardest water and carries Total Dissolved Solids verifications. The Legacy also includes the Scotsman XSafe ultraviolet hygiene system that destroys viruses and bacteria while reducing the formation of moulds, mildew and slime in ice machines.

A little about Scotsman

Scotsman Ice Systems is the world’s leading ice machine manufacturer for one basic reason. We understand, better than any other company, the critical importance of ice to any number of businesses.

From coffee shops, cafés, hotels, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and fast-food outlets, to hospitals, laboratories, fisheries and food processing facilities, Scotsman machines play a crucial role in the success of each operation. With a reliable supply of supercubes, flake, superflake, scale, nugget, and dice ice, in quantities that range from a few cubes at a time to 2 ½ tons of ice a day, Scotsman is clearly the Ice ‘The World Demands!’

Scotsman Ice Systems pioneered the development of affordable, reliable ice-making machines in the 1950s. Over a half a century of research, innovation, and superior customer service later, we remain the largest manufacturer of ice machines in the world with distributors and authorised service agents in over 100 countries. Today there are more than a million Scotsman ice machines at work around the world.

Distribution in the UK for over 60 years

Hubbard Systems has been a key partner with Scotsman and the sole importer and distributor for Scotsman ice making equipment for over 60 years. We distribute equipment through a network of dealers and re-sellers providing unparalleled sales support, stock availability and ongoing service aftercare.


London Coffee Festival 2024

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