TRANSFORM YOUR BOTTOM LINE WITH
BATCH ICED LATTES
"Cirque ramped up from producing 5 gallons of draft iced latte a day with our espresso machine to 30 gallons a day with Ground Control. The reason for our growth is simple: our quality is the best it's ever been. And we're brewing it with 1/10th the labor."
Garrett O'Dell, Founder and Partner,
Cirque Coffee Roasters, Tulsa, OK
REIMAGINED ICED LATTES
BETTER + FASTER ON GROUND CONTROL
Iced lattes and other iced espresso drinks brewed on Ground Control not only taste better, but they're better for your business too!
Brewing iced lattes by the batch can help you cut your labor costs significantly, while simultaneously improving consistency, efficiency and profitability. It's a great morale booster for your staff when you take those endless iced drinks off their espresso queue.
Learn how our customers have transformed their business while keeping their customers and baristas happy by switching to Ground Control.
BLIND TASTE TEST APPROVED
In multiple studies, consumers couldn't distinguish Ground Control brewed versus traditional iced lattes, and most often preferred those from Ground Control.
"The operations person in me loves the fact that at the busiest times, those iced drinks are just peeled out of the queue, you just knock them out, and people leave happy. It doesn't feel at all like a compromise in quality, it doesn't feel like anyone's losing anything. It just gives us the opportunity to dial that drink as what its best realized version can be."
-- Robert Myers, Founder and CEO, Highwire Coffee Roasters
"By replacing traditional espresso with concentrates from Ground Control for our iced lattes, we’ve seen a meaningful improvement in flavor and consistency.
There’s no way we could have met this demand in a cost-efficient manner without Ground Control®. We’ve tripled production in under two months, and the brewers have already proven profitable. Our team is pleased, too. Instead of pulling endless shots, they can focus on engaging with our customers."
Paul Magda - Cofounder
Pause Coffee - Sacramento, CA
HOW IT WORKS
Not technically... but as close as you can get! Concentrates brewed on Ground Control are a high-TDS alternative brewed by the batch. We extract the same flavor profile you can expect from a traditional espresso, without the inconsistencies and hassle. For the technically inclined, these are brewed hot, and typically achieve TDS% in the 4.5-6% range with ease.
VARIABLE STRENGTH & RATIO
With our concentrates being roughly 2/3 the strength of espresso, mixing 3 parts concentrate to 7 parts milk will provide you with an iced latte indistinguishable in strength and general profile that your customers expect. For a typical 10 ounce latte, you'll end up using roughly the same amount of ground coffee you'd expect with an espresso based iced latte (18-20 grams), but you can easily adjust your ratios if you prefer it stronger.
A single Ground Control can produce up to 5 gallons of iced lattes per hour (pre-ice), with only a few minutes of operator effort! Cut your per beverage production time down by up to 90% and see your profits grow accordingly!
Take advantage of the large format trend by easily producing your lattes in 1/2 gallon, gallon or even keg sizes (and just think how long that would take you on your espresso machine...).
EFFICIENCY & SPEED OF SERVICE
Keep your employees engaged and efficient by having them produce concentrate on Ground Control whenever they, or the machine, aren't busy. By having your concentrate pre-prepped, you can rapidly serve more customers during rush periods with less labor.
LOWER EQUIPMENT COSTS
What percentage of your espresso drinks end up in iced beverages? Offsetting those to a Ground Control can allow you to equip your cafe with a smaller espresso machine (as it will only be needed for hot drinks), allowing our customers to go down a group head or two on their purchase!