Specialist coffee towel

04 January 2016

Chicopee, the brand of professional cleaning wipes materials from PGI Nonwovens, has introduced a purple version to its growing range of specialist coffee towels.

The purple towel helps baristas ensure there is no cross contamination of milk products when cleaning the steam wand on professional coffee machines.

Currently the majority of coffee machine users only use one cloth to clean the wand, irrespective of the type of milk. Cloths may sometimes be rinsed in-between wipes; however, on most occasions they are not. 

By using Chicopee’s orange and purple coffee towels, which have been specifically designed for cleaning coffee machine wands, businesses can dedicate a particular colour to specific types of milk, thereby minimising risk of cross contamination. 

Both Chicopee coffee towels are outside the traditional four colour HACCP system, posing no risk of being confused with a traditional cloth or wipe that would be used around the bar or restaurant area. 

James Taylor, director of product marketing for Chicopee, said, “Following the introduction of the new EU Food Allergens legislation, it is not only important for establishments to avoid cross contamination for their own benefit, but also for the health of their customers. The newly launched purple Coffee Towel, when used as part of an effective cleaning and hygiene plan alongside the orange Coffee Towel, can assist in achieving these objectives.”

The purple Coffee Towel has the same cleaning capabilities as its orange counterpart, including being ISO 12127 certified to be heat resistant up to 250°C when folded twice, the ability to absorb up to nine times its own body weight, and a weave structure which improves bacteria pick up and durability.