What if coffee breaks led to something bigger? They can. Mars Drinks—a 100 percent workplace-dedicated segment of Mars, Incorporated—believes that fueling great-tasting moments at work is intrinsically linked to creating moments of collaboration, connection, reflection, and inspiration. And recently in New York City, Mars Drinks unveiled its newest workplace innovation: the Flavia Barista, a single-serve brewer that offers coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lattes, cappuccinos, and now, authentic premium espresso.
The launch featured a keynote presentation by New York Times best-selling author, renowned leadership expert, and TEDx speaker Simon Sinek. Borrowing inspiration from Sinek’s latest book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, the event explored ways to empower employees, cultivate a sense of belonging, and seize big opportunities in the workplace.
“We believe that people are the most important asset to any business, and our drink solutions have been specifically designed with the workplace in mind, to create moments of engagement, collaboration, productivity and well-being,” said Xavier Unkovic, Global President, Mars Drinks. “It is our belief that the Flavia Barista will inspire senior managers and interns alike to communicate, collaborate and share ideas over a fresh, premium hot beverage,” he said.
Sleek and state-of-the-art, the Flavia Barista by Mars Drinks brews premium, coffeehouse-style hot beverages in individual servings, including full-bodied, Italian, Segafredo Zanetti espresso and 100% Arabica Alterra espresso, perfectly crafted with a thick, rich ‘crema’ at the touch of a button.
True to its name, the Flavia Barista is a coffee artisan, calibrating pressure, tamping, and temperature to deliver consistently amazing drinks, with a proprietary brewing method that ensures no flavor cross-contamination. And by design, the Flavia Barista is visually appealing from all angles, serving as a functional piece of art for the office environment. With the push of a button, the Flavia Barista brewer acts as the centerpiece of the workplace, from the boardroom to the break room.
The Flavia Barista drink system is currently available for pre-order, and will emerge in offices throughout the U.S. and internationally beginning in December 2014. Visit the Mars Drinks website to learn more about the new Flavia Barista, and continued Mars Drinks innovations for the workplace.