Xylem brews up hot beverage solutions at World Barista Championship. Flojet sponsors competition, demonstrates beverage dispensing products.

SEATTLE — April 7, 2015 — A good cappuccino is a great thing, but prepare it without quality water and you may as well have an empty cup. Xylem Inc. is a bronze sponsor of the 2015 World Barista Championship in Seattle. Xylem will donate and demonstrate products from its comprehensive Flojet product portfolio, including the V-jet rotary vane pump, Filtration by Flojet water filtration system and Bottled Water 5000 system.

“Xylem is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s premier international coffee competition. We share the same mission as the World Barista Championship — focusing on promoting excellence in coffee and advancing the barista profession,” said David Webber, Regional Segment Marketing Director, Americas, Xylem’s Applied Water Systems business unit. “We’re here to help customers meet quality and safety regulations, along with making reliability and efficiency a priority and ultimately creating the best cup of coffee possible.”

On April 9, Xylem experts will demonstrate Flojet products and systems from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Espresso Bar. Flojet provides solutions for water supply, filtration, water boosting and beverage dispensing applications. The brand’s pumps dispense more than 2 million cups of coffee each day, ensuring great taste and providing a reliable return on equipment investment.

“A cappuccino is more than good foam,” added Webber. “We want to support a high-quality and consistent experience from the top of the cup to the bottom. Just as filtering drinking water provides for the best quality taste, so does filtering coffee and espresso water.”

At the World Barista Championship, baristas representing more than 50 nations prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos and four original signature drinks to exacting standards. Judges evaluate each performance on the taste of beverages served, cleanliness, creativity, technical skill and overall presentation. To learn more about the World Barista Championship, visit scaaevent.org

To learn more about Xylem and its capabilities across the food service industry, visit foodservice.xylem.com.

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2014 revenues of $3.9 billion and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at http://www.xyleminc.com.

SOURCE: Xylem