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Swiss restaurant offers country’s first ‘selficcino’

Members of the selfie generation now have a new way to capture their own image: in coffee.

Swiss restaurant offers country’s first ‘selficcino’
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Jumping on a new trend that recently made waves in London, a restaurant in Poschiavo, in the canton of Graubünden, has become the first in Switzerland to add ‘selficcino’ to its menu: a cappuccino with an image of the customer created on the foam.
 
Already experienced by coffee drinkers in the US, the ‘selficcino’ caught the imagination of British Instagrammers in December last year when it was put on the menu at the Tea Terrace at House of Fraser in London. 
 
Customers are invited to take a selfie on their phones before sending it to the barista, who can programme a special machine to ‘print’ the image on the top of a frothy coffee using special flavourless food colouring.
 
 
The manager of the Hosteria del Borgo in Poschiavo, Orlando Ladri, first came across the technology two years ago when in the US, reported 20 Minutes
 
Taken by the idea, he finally got his hands on a ‘selficcino’ machine last October at a cost of 4,000 francs. 
 
“It’s a good investment because many customers and tourists only come to see us because of this attraction,” he told the press. 
 
A ‘selficcino’ at the Hosteria del Borgo will cost just the same as a regular cappuccino: 4fr50. 
 
 
 

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Nestle spends 160 million francs to expand Swiss coffee production

Switzerland's thirst for coffee is on the rise.

Nestle spends 160 million francs to expand Swiss coffee production
A Nestle factory in Orbe. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP
Nespresso announced Wednesday it is investing 160 million Swiss francs ($170 million, 150 million euros) in expanding its production plant in Romont, western Switzerland, citing increasing demand for its coffee products. 
 
One of Swiss food giant Nestle's flagship brands, Nespresso — which makes home coffee machines, capsules and accessories — said the expansion would create 300 new direct jobs over the next 10 years.

“Despite the challenging times we have all been living in, this strategic long term investment reconfirms Nespresso's continuous business success,” Nestle chief executive Guillaume Le Cunff said in a statement.

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Construction on the new second production hall is set to start in June 2021.

The first of 10 new production lines is expected to be fully operational by June 2022.

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