GemX Intro

Curtis Unveils the New GemX™ IntelliFresh® Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac®


Brilliantly engineered and elegantly styled: Curtis Unveils the New GemX™ IntelliFresh® Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac®

MONTEBELLO, CALIFORNIA -- Serving fresh, great-tasting coffee is less an option for today’s foodservice operations and more an absolute requirement. Consumers are discriminating, have abundant choices, and know where to go to get what they want. The challenge is, amid the bustle of managing dayparts and running a business, serving that perfect cup is far from easy.

That is until now, with the latest advancement from the Wilbur Curtis Company: the GemX™ IntelliFresh® Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac®

Sitting atop a proud lineage stretching back almost 40 years to the introduction of their famed Gemini® Satellite Brewing System, the GemX brewer represents the new pinnacle of Curtis innovation. It combines “brains” and brilliant design elements to power a superior coffee program, helping C-stores, hotels, restaurants, roasters and specialty coffee houses maximize coffee freshness, reduce labor and deliver a better customer experience.

Brilliant engineering

The GemX comes fully loaded with cutting edge technologies proven to make gourmet coffee brewing easy for all skill levels — with just the push of a button; and it’s encased in a slender, sophisticated form factor that will turn heads and attract sales.

Curtis’s evolutionary FreshTrac™ technology takes the guesswork out of serving fresh coffee while also streamlining labor. It replaces often distracting audible alarms and mechanical timers with a simple, intuitive and customizable system of three LEDs that glow and flash, letting operators track coffee freshness from across the room.

Because over- or underheating can kill coffee flavor, GemX is also engineered with a Curtis’ exclusive IntelliFresh™ technology. A “gentle” heating system that keeps coffee at its ideal temperature regardless of the volume in the satellite. IntelliFresh delivers digitally controlled pulses of heat, and features encapsulated “brains” inside each satellite with four sensor points to monitor brew level and status. What’s more, GemX satellites on remote stands carry the same freshness “intelligence” as when on the brewer.

Operators can choose from two proven Curtis technologies: G3 GemX with its universal control module and easy-to-read, true-green LED display; or G4 GemX with its large 4.3-inch icon-driven interface, onscreen instructions for fast, intuitive training and real-time feedback on the brewing process, and a USB port that lets operators easily transfer recipes from store to store.

Form and function meet fine styling

GemX offers a striking, streamlined form factor with extremely useful design features. Operators and customers alike will take notice of its sweeping radiused corners, elegant sloping chamfered top, and slender side panels, as louvers have been moved to the back. In addition, Curtis has eliminated a common but undesirable element found on many conventional brewers—the sight glass, which can degrade thermal efficiency. Other smart design features found on the GemX add versatility and convenience to any operation: an articulated faucet guard; a sloping design for complete draining of the dispenser to save cleanup time; a locking lid and brew cone to help prevent spills; plus, a faster flowing hot water faucet for a variety of foodservice needs.

Coffee-making perfection—75 years in the brewing

Infused with cutting edge technology, and embodying over 75 years of Curtis expertise and connoisseurship, the GemX IntelliFresh Coffee Brewing System with FreshTrac truly represents the next evolution in its category, producing coffee that meets exacting SCA Golden Cup Standards, and delivering the full, fresh flavor of the artisan roasts discriminating customers crave.