SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Espresso lovers in San Francisco are getting a kick out of a silent barista robotically going via the motions of creating their cup of espresso.
On the metropolis’s Metreon leisure complicated, a espresso kiosk made by Cafe X Applied sciences makes use of a robotic arm to function the espresso machines.
The San Francisco-based mostly firm says the robotic cafe – nicknamed Gordon after an organization engineer – is the primary of its variety within the U.S. Cafe X has additionally rolled out a model in Hong Kong.
In a press launch, Cafe X CEO Henry Hu stated “In as we speak’s world, you have got two choices for getting a cup of espresso: you’re both out and in with one thing subpar otherwise you’re ready in a 15-minute line for an incredible cappuccino.”
Hu stated the Cafe X robotic barista can persistently serve clients their most popular espresso drink in seconds the best way the espresso roaster meant.
Cafe X works with roasters AKA Espresso from Oakland, Peet’s Espresso from Berkeley, and Santa Cruz-based mostly Verve Espresso.
Clients can order their specialty espresso drinks both on the kiosk or via the Cafe X app, and have their espresso ready for them upon arrival to the kiosk.
The corporate says the extremely-trafficked Metreon website would be the blueprint for future Cafe X places.