Busy, caffeine-deprived students at the University of Texas at Austin are in for automatic espresso and iced chai lattes.
According to the Washington Post, the Coffee Haus is Briggo Coffee’s newest invention. Housed in UT’s Flawn Academic Center is a fully automated kiosk that allows customers to place pre-orders via smartphones and receive a text when drinks are ready. The machine grinds and brews each drink to order and uses direct-trade beans, fresh milk, and gourmet syrups. The company currently sells a single, medium-to-dark roast coffee of Guatemalan, Costa Rican, and Colombian beans. CEO Kevin Nater says, “We believe the overall coffee experience must include convenience and predictability. Our Coffee Haus creates artisan coffee drinks 24/7 with a level of accuracy never before seen in the coffee world.”
If the machine sees success, Briggo hopes to expand this device to airports, hospitals, other campuses, and more. This coffee machine joins the ranks of many other smart machines, such as the one that serves up coffee to those who yawn in a South African airport.