KARLSTAD, Sweden — Coffee Particle Analyzer (CPA) is a Swedish innovation that guarantees the good flavour of coffee – and has attracted interest all over the world. The development work is now being recognized at home as well through the regional SKAPA award.
– It is incredible! After two years of hard work, we are so happy for all positive comments and assessments, says Anders Eriksson, CEO at the machine specialist 3TEMP in Arvika, which has developed CPA together with the coffee roaster Löfbergs.
The SKAPA award is instituted in remembrance of inventor Alfred Nobel. At the award ceremony, the jury emphasized that CPA is a measuring instrument that results in perfect coffee, reduces coffee waste and has great potential on a global market. The victory involves a place in the national final in Stockholm on 14 November.
The grinding fineness is one of the factors that affect the flavour the most, and CPA is the first measuring instrument in the world that meticulously can control the grinding fineness directly at coffee shops, restaurants and other locations. Almost everything except the grinding fineness has been controlled with meticulous measurements before.
– When it comes to grinding fineness, we have trusted manual assessments and our instincts. With CPA, you will not have to guess. Now we can secure the good flavour over time at our customers, it will lead to more satisfied guests for them, says Per Grahn, commercial director and responsible for business development at Löfbergs.
How does CPA work?
CPA is an optical measuring instrument with a wireless connection to a smartphone, a tablet or a computer. Take a small sample of the ground coffee from the grinder and place it in the gauge.
A few seconds later you will have an exact result on your screen. The result confirms that everything works as it should or which adjustments that are required for the coffee to taste as intended.