Ripple Maker adds images and text to coffee foam 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 9, 2017) – A cup of coffee just got more exciting for Bennett’s Fresh Roast customers.

Bennett’s has added the Ripple Maker to its lineup of offerings, which takes latte art to a whole new level. Using patented printing technology, the machine creates inspiring ripples from any image or text atop the foam layer of coffee beverages.

“With the Ripple Maker, we can now create a moment and forge a deeper connection with our customers,” said Bennett’s owner Bob Grissinger. “A rippled beverage is the perfect way to send a special note to your favorite person, share a special moment and say ‘I love you’, ‘Happy Birthday’ and more with coffee.”

The Ripple Maker works by making coffee by Bennett’s usual methods, then the cup is placed on the machine and an image is selected from the extensive content library or a customer’s created design. The Ripple prints in just seconds and gives the customer’s cup of coffee the perfect finishing touch.

Customers can also access the Coffee Ripples app available through iTunes and Google Play. Coffee lovers can create their own personalized Ripples for a Bennett’s latte or cappuccino or select pre-made designs. Designers around the world have joined together to create a diverse ripple library filled with artistic illustrations, motivational quotes and special messages to suit any mood, season or special occasion.

“Let’s say someone wants to propose to their sweetie,” Grissinger said. “It’s as easy as using their phone to select the ‘Will You Marry Me’ ripple or design their own and send it to us.”

Grissinger said their phone will display a code to show a Bennett’s server, and he or she will make their latte with the special message. He noted that customers must be in the Fort Myers area for Bennett’s to appear in the app list.

Bennett’s is known as the premier in-shop coffee roaster in Southwest Florida. It skillfully roast its coffee in micro batches as soon as the day before it’s ground, brewed and served, avoiding off flavors like bitterness and rancidity so often present in coffee roasted by less experienced roasters.

The coffee shop has also prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch donuts made daily and being the only Fort Myers donut shop to serve fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans, resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around.

In addition to fresh roasted coffee and hand-cut-from-scratch donuts, Bennett’s also offers fresh desserts from Grissinger’s own recipe book including praline bread pudding and lemon bars, giving area residents an alternative for afternoon treats. It also features packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennett’s Strata (a layered baked breakfast dish) is a regular sellout. Tea lovers may choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch offerings, including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennett’s  ‘Lobster Roll’, ‘Chicken & Donut’ and ‘Donut Dog,’ are available Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bennett’s is located at 2011 Bayside Parkway in downtown Fort Myers and is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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