I’m not a huge fan of coffee vending machines, but that’s usually because they “brew” such atrocious sludge that’s barely worth drinking for the caffeine hit. Give me a professionally trained barista or, if I’m at home, a small but perfectly formed coffee machine and I’m set.
Having said that, this concept coffee machine does look interesting. The BeMoved machine has got the Douwe Egberts brand name on it, so it can’t be all that bad… can it?
The most important aspect of getting your coffee is getting it just right, and the large touchscreen’s primary purpose is to offer a range of options which make choosing style and ingredients easy.
While that coffee is brewing, the screen can also be used to check news, weather, sports and so on. Just don’t hold up the queue.
Apparently the concept was devised because “people wanted more interaction with their beverages”. I’m not sure about that — at least I love interacting with my freshly brewed coffee but only inasmuch as I quaff a cup or two of it every morning.