Coffee is fast becoming the drink of choice across the world, with coffee shops springing up all over the planet! It has a social element and many people use coffee shops as meeting places. Wimbledon is certainly a fantastic sporting and social event and it will be a world class coffee shop during the two weeks of the tournament. No matter what time of the day, our customers have an expectation that Cimbali will produce exceptional coffee from our entire range of our bean to cup coffee machines. Espresso coffee is all about quality; every time. Cimbali can assure that their Espresso coffee is world class - just like the tennis players competing at every Wimbledon Tournament.
The partnership between Lavazza and the Wimbledon Tennis Club dates back to 2011, when players and spectators at the tournament have enjoyed the tennis, the coffee and a taste of Italy. This year Lavazza's Espresso and our coffee machines will be available across all the catering service points including; 13 cafes and restaurants, all corporate hospitality areas, the broadcast and media centre, player's practice courts, as well as at high profile locations reserved for ex-champions and officials. We will even have a presence on Henman Hill! 600 baristas, trained directly at the Lavazza Training Centre, will be working at what is ultimately the largest coffee shop in the world!
The All England club was founded in 1868 and today consists of 19 grass courts, 8 clay and 5 indoor. It is the single largest annual sporting catering operation carried out in Europe with over 1,800 staff looking after the 44,000 people who visit the venue every day.
It is expected that during this year's event our M53 Dolcevita coffee machines will be brewing in excess of 4 tonnes of coffee to serve approximately 360,000 drinks during the 2 weeks of the championships. That will go nicely with the 150,000 cakes, scones and doughnuts, and of course not forgetting, the 28,000 kg of strawberries with 7,000 litres of fresh cream!
All of us a La Cimbali UK would like to wish the players and spectators a wonderful and sunny Wimbledon 2014. With Andy Murray defending his Wimbledon 2013 title this year, excitement is set to reach fever pitch! Lets hope that our Cimbali coffee machines can help with the nerves!