Startup Briggo has developed robotic espresso baristas in conjunction with Yves Behar and Fuseproject, which are being tested at the University of Texas and will soon be at Bergstrom airport in Austin. The espresso vending machines, known as the ‘Briggo Coffee Haus’, enables customers to place orders using a touchscreen or smartphone app.
Fast Company reports that Briggo’s baristas brew real espresso and utilize a wide variety of flavored syrups. The drinks are customizable and dispensed to-go. Briggo CEO Kevin Nater said:
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, and the automated ordering system via the Briggo mobile website streamlines the process. Our customers easily, quickly get their favorite coffee the exact same way, every single time, without any hassle or wait.