In the 80s, Schaerer set another milestone in the success story of fully automatic coffee machines with the Schaerer Matic. Following the guiding principle of “futuristic technology for better coffee”, Schaerer concentrated on the end product and used microprocessor-controlled computer technology for the first time to achieve the highest coffee quality and consistent taste from cup to cup.
With the Schaerer Matic, cutting-edge computer technology from this decade entered the world of professional coffee preparation in 1984. The coffee machine stood out not only due to a patented progressive ram brewing system as well as precision grinding discs. The extravagant and state-of-the-art design of the Schaerer Matic also lent pure elegance to any buffet. All these properties quickly made the coffee machine the favourite of restaurateurs.
Great emphasis was placed on technology in the 80s and many of the technologies developed back then shape our lives up to the present day. Well-known examples are one of the first home computers, the Commodore C64, the walkman or the cassette player. In addition, Apple laid the foundation for its success at the time with the launch of the first Apple Macintosh computer. In the same way, the Schaerer Matic was a trendsetter and united principles which Schaerer consistently pursues today in the development of coffee machines: Highest beverage quality in the cup, functional diversity and modularity. Not only the cup level, but coffee powder dosing as well, could be exactly programmed and called up easily for a number of beverages. Innovations included automatic milk processing with a steam wand and the option of preparing coffee with a shot of liquor at the push of a button. Another big innovation: Coffee grounds are emitted into a grounds drawer dry in tablet form, instead of into the sewer system as before.