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Personalized, barista-style coffee made by a robot


The Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and takes orders from smartphones.

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Public coffee machines have never been able to match the intricacies of a perfect flat white from the local independent bistro, never mind the latte art that comes with it. Although it hasn’t yet mastered that last one, the Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and take orders from smartphones.

Created with design help from Yves Behar’s Fuseproject studio, the self-styled ‘Coffee Haus’ features a touchscreen display that enables users to order one of several drinks — whether an americano, cappuccino, mocha or iced chai latte — and then customize the size and add options of soymilk, extra espresso shots, or flavored syrups. Users can precisely select the ratio of milk to coffee to ensure they get their perfect drink. Ordering can also be done online or through the Briggo app, where customers can save their favorite orders and pay using a digital wallet or credit card. Doing away with physical loyalty stamps, the machine also automatically gives users every 11th coffee they order for free.

Briggo hopes to raise the bar when it comes to automated food and drink preparation in locations such as airports, train stations, university campuses and other public facilities. What other vended goods could be given the gourmet treatment?

Spotted by Murray Orange, written by Springwise



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