Wilbur Curtis has been a top quality brand in the batch brewer business since 1941 and is still a family run business. Consequently they continually offer the market innovative and advanced technologies and was the first company to introduce a satellite brewing system: an advancement that allows for remote coffee stations making brewing easier with the ability to track freshness from across the room. Their brewers are also known for some of the best extractions among the classic brew batch manufacturers and offer precise control over all aspects of brewing; time, temperature, volume, plus specialty coffee needs like pre-infusion, pulse-brewing, and water bypass. Wilbur Curtis also demonstrates environmental responsibility for their entire business operation and offers equipment that is eco-friendly. A few examples are the use of solar panels at headquarters and the support of World Coffee Research. They also take reuse to a whole new level by reusing shipping materials and save 1800 liters of water every day by reusing water that would otherwise be wasted on brewer wet-tests. In addition Wilbur Curtis equipment offers brews with gourmet results and brewing equipment that's intelligent, intuitive, instinctive and artistic. Start brewing with one today!

Wilbur Curtis Technologies

Aside from extended warranties that offer peace of mind for any business owner, Wilbur Curtis offers advanced technologies that have helped business owners and cafés advance their businesses. Icon driven interfaces simplify brewing operations and better the user experience. New baristas are confident with fast and intuitive training while service calls and costs are often reduced with these intelligent designs.

IntelliFresh
The Curtis IntelliFresh™ System is patented technology that allows the brewer to communicate with the satellite servers in order to monitor holding time and temperature, resulting in the freshest possible cup of coffee. It offers three main design benefits:

  • Auto Adjusting Satellite Temperature Control – Coffee freshness is a component of time and temperature. Inside each IntelliFreshTM Satellite Server is a sensor that automatically monitors the temperature of the coffee. By following a proprietary algorithm, the server automatically maintains the coffee temperature for optimal taste and freshness. Low-wattage warmers cycle on and off to gently maintain temperature between preset parameters. This constant monitoring of temperature prevents coffee from “cooking”, preserving its freshness and taste.
  • Quality/Freshness Timer – After the brewing cycle has been completed, a timer begins to countdown. Settings range from 20 minutes to 4 hours (Default is 2 hours). During the countdown time the LED will stay illuminated; after the time has expired the LED will flash.
  • Auto-Off Warmers – Warmers and the LED satellite light will automatically shut off after a predetermined time setting has expired. Settings range from 1 to 12 hours. (Default is 12 hours).

How does the IntelliFresh Brewer communicate with the IntelliFresh Satellite Servers?

Each IntelliFresh Satellite Server has a state of the art processor located inside the server that plugs into the brewer. Communication is automatically established every time the server is placed on the IntelliFresh Brewer. When the server is docked and a new brewing cycle is started, any new settings from the brewer are automatically updated into the satellite server’s processor.

FreshTrac
Curtis FreshTrac is a revolutionary management system that provides operators with a fool proof visual freshness monitor on coffee decanters. The system is independent from the brewer requiring no wired connection.

At the touch of the brew button, the FreshTrac monitor begins counting to its operator set freshness time. When the coffee has exceeded its freshness time, the monitor begins to blink red, indicating a new brew should be made.

IntelliFresh w/ FreshTrac Satellite
Each IntelliFresh Satellite Server has a state of the art processor located inside the server that plugs into the brewer. Communication is automatically established every time the server is placed on the IntelliFresh Brewer. When the server is docked and a new brewing cycle is started, any new settings from the brewer are automatically updated into the satellite server’s processor.

ThermoPro
Strong, efficient, durable. Stainless steel outerwall thats 50% thicker with animal weight increase: decreases denting and vacuum seal leaks. Monitor freshness from behind the counter with rear-facing freshtrac displays. Wide mouth lid and captive stopper (easier, faster filling, excellent heat retention), neoprene wraps provide durable protective padding (standard blk or white-custom options available), lockable or non-lockable bases.

ThermoProX

Gold Cup Series
Digital Control Module provides precise control over all aspects of brewing time, temperature, volume, pre-infusion, pulse-brewing and water bypass.

(ADS) Advanced Digital System Technology - A Curtis Exclusive
ADS represents the future of coffee equipment technology, giving operators unparalleled control, consistency, quality and ease of use.

  • Digital Superiority - Electronic solid state technology centralizes controls on the front Touchkey Panel for easy programming and precise performance. 
  • Touchkey Control Panels - Provides up to 10 times longer working life than mechanical switches and a smooth surface for easier cleaning and maintenance.
  • Fully Programmable Grind Cycle - Digital LED readout shows grind cycle length clearly. Set grind cycle from 1 to 99 seconds.
  • Self-Diagnostic - ADSTM technology expedites service.
  • One Touch Grind-to-Brew - When combined with the GEMGT or ThermoProTM, digital controls automatically select brewing cycle to correspond with selected grind quantity for error-proof brewing every time.

Advanced Brew Basket Design

  • Reduces over extraction in the bed center.
  • Integral splash pocket.
  • Non-metal body is thermally stable, cooler to the touch and provides superior heat retention.
  • Plastic body insulates the hot water during the brew process.
  • Plastic body is lighter, and thus safer when removing from brewer when filled with heavy, wet coffee grounds.
  • Interlaced radial rib design virtually eliminates filter collapse.
  • No clips needed.
  • The plastic brew basket also features a brown “hot coffee” flavor clip that creates a splash pocket to minimize splash and to protect from steam.
  • Non-slip, soft grip handle insert.