Cafitesse filter coffee brewing system – the cost efficient and sustainable way to serve good coffee at sea

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m/s Aurora Botnia is full of new sustainable innovations.

JDE Peets equipped AURORA BOTNIA with the Cafitesse coffee system, uniquely sustainable and bio-safe, as a newbuilding.

Jacobs Douwe Egberts Peets (JDE Peets), the largest pure play coffee company in the world, congratulates Wasaline on its third year of successful operation of AURORA BOTNIA. This vessel represents true forward thinking in the whole offshore industry. Consumers worldwide, but particularly in the Nordic area, are increasingly concerned about the human impact on Earth´s environment. Coming generations will in everyday life prefer consumption habits, including travel, that they know to be more sustainable.

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In the Business Lounge, Cafitesse makes coffee, black or white and cocoa.

“Navigare necesse est” was known thousands of years ago, even before coffee was discovered by humanity. Today, enjoying the aroma and taste of good coffee is part of seafaring. Regardless of if it is on the bridge in the middle of the night, or in a cruise liner gourmet restaurant, a cup of coffee feels like a part of good life.

One kilo of ground coffee produces about three kilos of wet coffee grounds after brewing. Chief Engineers know everything about coffee-fat clogged plumbing, not to mention disposing off large amounts of wet coffee grounds or stale coffee.

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In the buffet Cafitesse makes a cup of black coffee in 2 seconds. Nobody needs to wait.

With the Cafitesse filter coffee system wet grounds remain in a Dutch coffee roastery, where they will convert into energy in the local power plant. The Cafitesse system produces a coffee cup in seconds, in unlimited number, but only on demand. Thus, precious coffee will not be wasted into sewers.

Additionally, Cafitesse produces coffee without contact with humans before it dispenses into cup. This makes the system uniquely biohazard-safe in crowded passenger environments.

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The crew enjoys fresh hot coffee 24/7.

Passengers and crew of AURORA BOTNIA enjoy good coffee, always fresh and hot 24/7, brewed by Cafitesse offshore capable coffee dispensers. Our system is saving energy aboard, resources ashore and leaves nothing to waste, as the packaging is fully recyclable.


Many vessels world-wide have expensive and resource wasting piston coffee brewers installed. These require cumbersome and expensive daily maintenance and produce massive volumes of coffee waste.

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Cafitesse makes real milk coffees for quick service in the busy bar.

When a vessel changes owner or trading route it often goes through refurbishment and classification at a shipyard. This is an excellent opportunity to completely overhaul the coffee services into profitability and cost-efficiency, not to mention sustainability.

Old coffee brewing equipment is often energy wasting and work intensive on already stretched crews.

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m/s Alfågeln cafeteria with Cafitesse coffee brewer, serving coffee 24/7.

On ALFÅGELN, a hardworking short-sea ferry trading in the Åland archipelago for many years, her coffee moment came in 2022. The cafeteria staff wanted to concentrate on servicing passengers with good food and coffee around the clock. The solution was a Cafitesse brewer with a swipe payment system for bank cards. The new system was installed during a yard visit and tested to capacity before ALFÅGELN returned on route.

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m/s Knipan and m/s Alfågeln are robust short-sea ferries, equipped with Cafitesse.

The new coffee service immediately changed passenger perception of good coffee on board and increased service level in the cafeteria. In two years, almost all ferries in the area have changed to Cafitesse. Passengers now can buy hot and good coffee anytime during crossings between harbor stops. Customer satisfaction is further increased as sustainability, biohazard safety and recycling are visibly communicated.

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