Special coffee chamber or coffee-corner at the bar
The library, cinema and theatre of the city are located in De Nieuwe Kolk in Assen. A lot of coffee is being consumed in the theatre café of DNK. Bhodi says, “Peak moments in which 500 people visit the theatre café at the same time to drink coffee or tea – sometimes twice per performance – are completely normal here.” In addition to the ‘standard’ theatre performances, DNK regularly facilitates business conferences or company parties. “And we organize everything ourselves, including the annual Book Fest, or events organised by the library, theatre and cinema together. A lot of coffee and tea is served here.”, says Bhodi laughing.
So much, that even the architect of the building has taken the high coffee and tea consumption into account. A special coffee chamber has been created in the cultural centre; a space where nine coffee and five tea containers of the ComBi-line have been installed, which can be filled in no time. Bhodi explains: “Hanging on the wall, are the so called ‘flow water heaters’. These are a kind of ‘taps on the wall’ that we use to make the coffee. We connect the containers to the flow heaters, place a large filter on top of the container and add the required amount of coffee. In this way, we can brew 70 cups of coffee at the touch of a button. Water for tea is also boiled in no time. When the coffee and tea is ready, we move the containers to the bar using serving trolleys. Here we have a special corner to exactly fit the containers. Finally, we draw off the coffee from the containers, using the taps.”