With the presentation of the new WMF 5000 S+ fully automatic coffee machine, the Geislingen-based coffee machine manufacturer is now also supplying its unique digital solution packages as standard in the performance class of upmarket coffee requirements. The new equipment technologies "Fresh Filtered Coffee" and "Chilled Coffee" have also been added. Both options ensure even more variety, quality and creativity in the beverage menu – at attractive procurement and investment conditions. Chilled Coffee enables restaurateurs to serve chilled coffee specialities fully automatically, while Fresh Filtered Coffee technology allows freshly filtered coffee to be drawn from a speciality machine in single cups.

As well as a 10-inch touch display which supports both video and audio output, sensor-controlled automatic cup height detection and high-performance preparation of coffee and hot tea in parallel (a feature supported by all 400 V models), this premium fully automatic machine also impresses with self-regulating networked technologies. To ensure delivery of consistent coffee quality of the highest level at all times, the WMF 5000 S+ monitors its own operation and will automatically adjust its machine settings if necessary. The technologies developed to make this possible include Dynamic Milk Assist for perfect milk management, Dynamic Coffee Assist to ensure the consistent quality of all espresso-based coffee specialities and the telemetry solution WMF CoffeeConnect.

WMF Fresh Filtered Coffee

Not only that, but the WMF 5000 S+ also features the Fresh Filtered Coffee technology concept – which provides both coffee specialities and fresh filtered coffee as dispensing options in a single machine for the very first time. The revolutionary technology is based on a bean-to-cup brewing cycle that is able to accommodate both popular speciality beverages and fresh filtered coffee. For each cup, the machine starts by freshly grinding and brewing a café crème; this is then filtered in a filter capsule and dispensed.

This process removes any sediment or oils, allowing the fresh filtered coffee to develop its characteristic aromatic taste. The coffee then flows back to the machine spout and into the cup. Optional milk systems such as WMF Dynamic Milk make it possible to adjust hot and cold milk and milk foam additions exactly as required. The machine performs all the other processes automatically without the need for any input from the user. This includes a well-thought-out, sensor-controlled monitoring concept that keeps an eye on various parameters and checks whether the filter system is in the correct position and working properly. An additional steam valve also ensures that each beverage is produced to the very highest standards of quality, with a taste, volume and temperature that is consistent every time.

WMF Chilled Coffee

So that WMF customers can now add individual creations to their beverage menus, the WMF 5000 S+ also offers the optional "chilled coffee" technology. It allows the additional, fully automatic production of chilled coffee. The basis for this is an integrated counterflow cooler, which lowers the dispensing temperature of a freshly brewed Café Crème or Espresso to below 50 degrees. Thanks to this new feature, restaurateurs with an extra ice cube have an optimal temperature in the cup to offer delicious coffee-based creations for hot summer days.

Another highlight in terms of customer orientation is the flexible switching between different types of milk (e.g. lactose-free milk, soy milk, reduced-fat milk, etc.). Thanks to the optionally available 2-milk system, this is possible at any time without any problems.

Recommended to suit an average daily requirement of 250 cups and with dimensions of 32.5 cm x 59 cm x 71.6 cm (W/D/H), this premium fully automatic machine is able to provide an outstanding digital coffee experience even in situations where space is tight. With two bean hoppers available (700 grammes and 1100 grammes capacity), plus a powder hopper (accommodating 2000 grammes) and a manual insert for ground coffee, users can let their creativity run wild when devising coffee recipes. Every quality parameter – water, milk, coffee, chocolate or the addition of syrup – can be managed easily using the touch display. Users can access various template options and special functions, including a touch slider for customising cup volume. The fully automatic machine also has an adaptable look and feel, with the colour scheme and the language both easy to change. Another convenient feature is the ability to access handling videos, nutritional information and promotional offers.