ARLINGTON, VA / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2020 / Commonwealth Joe (CWJ) the leading provider of cold brew and alternative beverages on tap in the Mid-Atlantic has developed new beverage pouring technology to meet the needs of the returning workforce.
In partnership with Smart Beverage Technologies, CWJ developed a proprietary, touchless dispensing solution for CWJ's coffee kegs and Kegerator Vending Machines. CWJ's Touchless Tap technology allows for a hands-free, contactless draft beverage pouring experience. Using ultrasonic technology, the tap detects a user's hand and the cup enabling it to distinguish between a user's movements, e.g., cleaning the machine versus pouring a cup of coffee.
"As offices prepare for employees to return, their number one priority will be establishing a safe and comfortable work environment," said Robert Peck, CEO and Co-Founder of Commonwealth Joe. "Our proprietary Touchless Tap technology, which dispenses our specialty Nitro Cold Brew in addition to other high-quality beverages, is a perfect amenity for offices in the post-COVID-19 world. It's imperative that our customers not only have a product that enables a safe workplace but that they feel confident with the delivery and maintenance of the product as well."
"The Touchless Tap is a game-changer," said Jared Gustafson, President of Kombucha on Tap and CWJ distribution partner. "The Touchless Tap creates a safer and more consistent pour experience for the user which translates into a user who wants to come back again and again. Draft beverages are a fun and interactive experience for consumers. The Touchless Tap adds to the fun while also limiting contamination and maintaining safety."
CWJ provides kegged beverages to 600+ corporate offices serving approximately 400,000 office workers in the United States, including the majority of WeWork offices on the East and West Coasts. CWJ is dedicated to a positive, streamlined customer journey - from initial order and delivery to beverage pouring and maintenance. "When we learned from customers that they wanted to consolidate vendors across office locations, we developed proprietary back-end software for managing, ordering, and delivering products," said Peck. Utilizing multiple delivery models, CWJ customers can customize everything from how and where their coffee and other products are delivered to how the products are maintained on-site. CWJ is able to service customers across multiple geographies by leveraging large scale brewing capabilities and utilizing their technology infrastructure through direct and indirect delivery models.
For customers outside of the D.C. Metro Area, Philadelphia, and New York City, CWJ carefully vets local, best-in-class distributors to ensure they adhere to strict safety protocols and have high service standards. Partner distributors service CWJ's customers using a thoughtfully designed online delivery operations platform for keg delivery and on-site maintenance. Distributors use CWJ's proprietary software to receive orders, map routes, record and monitor deliveries, send invoices, and respond to service tickets, limiting the amount of in-person contact required. CWJ and partner distributors also track last-mile distribution KPI's in real-time dashboards. "I'm a fan of using technology to be successful and CWJ has truly knocked it out of the park with their technology integration," Gustafson noted. "CWJ has the perfect balance of strong technological capabilities and adaptable distribution strategies."
CWJ Touchless Tap at Industrious Tysons, VA
"We hope to continue to grow our operations across the United States as more companies begin to embrace touchless, contactless tech," said Peck. "We know that our products can help maintain a sense of community and connection among co-workers while ensuring maximum safety and wellness."
For more information on Commonwealth Joe's products and services visit www.commonwealthjoe.com. For information on the Touchless Tap or getting Commonwealth Joe products in your office, please email [email protected].
About Commonwealth Joe
Commonwealth Joe (CWJ) was founded in 2012 and is the leading tech-enabled specialty coffee company in the Mid-Atlantic, recently expanding operations to the West Coast. CWJ serves nearly 400,000 office workers and 100,000 luxury apartment residents through full-service kegged beverage programs which includes Nitro Cold Brew and other craft beverages on tap. CWJ recently introduced work from home perks in addition to an online subscription-based service. With more than 15 years of roasting experience, CWJ is breathing new life into an ancient craft and making high-quality coffee accessible.
SOURCE: Commonwealth Joe