Automated coffee bar manufacturer Cafe X has launched a new version of its Robotic Coffee Bar at San Jose International Airport (SJC).
Located in Terminal B, the new automated barista can allegedly handle ten orders simultaneously without mistakes, and the machine can serve a range of drinks including cappuccinos, lattes and iced matcha lattes.
According to Cafe X, the new machine was designed based on insights gathered from the company’s three existing prototype machines in San Francisco, which have operated since 2017.
Cafe X says that these insights have enabled them to introduce new features to the Robotic Coffee Bar, including a new design, modern user interfaces, music and a ‘dancing robot’ to create a ‘familiar yet futuristic’ coffee experience.
The Robotic Coffee Shop can serve a range of drinks, including cappucinos and iced matcha lattes
Henry Hu, Cafe X’s founder and CEO, said: “I had the idea of a robot making coffee after waiting over 30 minutes for coffee at an airport a few years ago.
“It’s super rewarding to now be launching our first airport Cafe X location. We look forward to entertaining travellers with our friendly, dancing robotic barista while saving them from what seems like an eternity of waiting in line for coffee.
SJC’s Director of Aviation John Aitken, added: “With our growing passenger base and a focus on transforming how Silicon Valley travels, we partnered with Cafe X to serve our passengers travelling through the recently-opened Gates 31-36 concourse in Terminal B.
“This advanced Robotic Coffee Bar experience is the perfect complement for our state-of-the-art airport and the high-tech region and customers we serve.”
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