Superb brews from Melbourne speciality roasters has become the foundation for success at Icon Coffee, St Kilda.
“The response to our café has been fantastic and we’ve built a loyal customer base who love exceptional coffee,” owner Paul Minehan said.
In a competitive marketplace, the team at Icon Coffee are not resting on their laurels. To help build their café’s reputation, they’re making sure that the food they serve matches the high-quality beverages.
“We’re continually growing our breakfast and lunch trade and that comes down to offering great food and drinks at the right price,” Paul said.
To ensure all stored foods are kept in optimal condition, Icon Coffee is using CCP to monitor its fridges and display cabinets. With this low-cost wireless Internet of Things (IoT) technology, if temperature tolerances are breached because of power or mechanical failure, an alert is sent by email and SMS.
“Our business relies on refrigeration; and from previous experience, if fridges fail it causes huge disruption to service. I don’t want to take the risk. With CCP in place, I know the fridges are doing their job,” Paul said.
Automated 24/7 temperature monitoring is more reliable and accurate than manual checking with thermometers.
CCP’s CEO Michael White said that by using this technology, Icon Coffee is strengthening food safety and optimising refrigeration performance.
“Food safety programs often involve manually checking the temperatures of refrigerators twice per day – and many food businesses simply don’t even do this. So, it’s great to see Icon Coffee continuously monitoring temperature to underpin food quality,” he said.
Find Icon Coffee (@iconcoffeestkilda1) at 2/12 St Kilda Road, St Kilda.