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Urban gardening with coffee grounds

In its company brochure, “idealo” portrays its role as “bringing clarity to the thick fog of online shopping”. The online comparison site employs 700 staff at its headquarters in Berlin’s trendy Kreuzberg district. And the main meeting point is the company’s cafeteria with a large communal kitchen for staff to cook their own meals, as well as two self-service Melitta® Cafina® CT8 coffee machines that often serve up to 800 coffee specialties per day. Lactose-free milk and soya milk are in high demand and the firm’s coffee consumption also has valuable ecological benefits. Staff use the coffee grounds as a fertilizer for the courtyard garden. Herbs, lettuce and vegetables are grown in mobile containers for use in the communal kitchen.


“If it says Til, it means Til”

Interviews, congratulations and DIN A3-sized pictures, all printed on eco-friendly paper: the newsletter announcing the Barefoot Hotel’s “grand opening” lives up to its name. Equally authentic is the conversation it publishes between the two main protagonists regarding the origins of their joint project. In late 2014, Mirko Stemmler, CEO of Jasika Holding, read that the German actor Til Schweiger dreamt of one day opening a hotel that would express his vision of architecture and interior design. Just 14 days later, the two men met at the Baltic Sea resort of Timmendorfer Strand, where the holding company had recently acquired the aging Meridian Hotel.


Robot serving at “Comical Café”

Tokyo. At the fully automatic Henna Café (“Comical Café”), a robot serves both freshly brewed filter coffee and delicious coffee specialties from the Melitta® Cafina® XT4. The travel group H.I.S. has opened the first café of this kind in the department store Shibuya Modi. If the test project proves successful, further Henna Cafés will follow in Japan. H.I.S. already operates two Henna Hotels in which mainly robots are employed.


Melitta® is the official coffee partner of Manchester United

As the official coffee partner of Manchester United, Melitta® will from now on serve unique Melitta® coffee to the players, employees, fans and guests of the English record-holding champions football club. A central aspect of the partnership is a tailor-made complete catering solution for all relevant areas and buildings at the traditional club from Melitta Professional Coffee Solutions.


Melitta® Cafina® XT6 in Australia

Founded in 1981 with just a handful of service stations, United Petroleum Australia has grown to a national presence of almost 400 outlets and is now major wholesaler of petroleum. To complement the sweet and savoury baked goods from Pie Face, United Petroleum has chosen the Melitta® Cafina® XT6, offering premium specialty coffee for its customers.