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Lavit Debuts Commercial Single-Serve Cold Beverage Dispenser

Posted On: 10/2/2015

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NEW YORK CITY -- Lavit has taken the wraps off its commercial single-serve cold beverage system. The system has been under development over the past five years for the U.S. office coffee and refreshment services industry.

The user simply inserts an all-aluminum Lavit capsule into the countertop dispenser and touches a button to prepare a 12-fl.oz. chilled, still or sparkling iced tea, lemonade, flavored water, energy drink or sports beverage.

The system debuts with 20 flavors, including raspberry lemonade, green tea with ginseng and spicy ginger ale. Lavit beverages contain no sugar or low sugar and are preservative-free. Each naturally flavored drink provides 10 calories or less and is rich in vitamins.

Lavit, Single Serve Cold Drink Machine

Lavit beverage capsules are 100% recyclable (they can go right into the recycling container) and have one-seventh the aluminum of a 12-fl.oz. can. For every Lavit capsule purchased, the company commits funds to water charity partners around the globe.

The machine can be plumbed into the location's potable water line and equipped with a filter, or draw water from a 5-gal. bottle.

The dispenser measures 17.5" x 14" x 19", weighs 42 lbs. empty and has a 60,000-use requirement to meet the high demands of commercial placement. Components include anti-microbial surfaces, an ozone disinfection system and a large interactive touchscreen. Lavit's system also avoids cross-contamination of ingredients because each capsule acts as its own mixing chamber.

"The office services market continues to grow with new and innovative products as employers are starting to embrace more reliable, stylish, progressive options," said Lavit's Gian Matteo Lo Faro. "Single-serve capsules are one of the fastest-growing, high-margin products in today's economy."

He said Lavit's solution has potential to generate annual gross profit of more than $1,200 per dispenser when installed in a midsize office.

Lavit did not disclose product costs in its announcement, but said its beverage system is available at a base price comparable to traditional countertop water dispensers, and beverage capsule pricing is similar to single-cup coffee units. It also provides technical service, onsite training and a warranty program for its new machine.

Lavit Animated Video Intro from Steve McKnight on Vimeo.