Steam CC has launched an innovative IoT premium coffee printing machine, which renders artistic foam prints onto lattest, cappuccinos or other foam-topped drinks.
The Ripple Maker combines hardware and software to deliver a new communications platform that produces high-resolution designs and messages, which are “rippled” onto the drinks.
The Ripple Maker works by combining patented 3D printer mechanics with Ink-Jet printing technologies using natural coffee extract, called Ripple Pods, to create the ripples. Any venue that serves coffee – from coffee shops to cafés, restaurants, hotels, foodservice outlets and events locations – as well as brands and marketers, will be able to take advantage of the opportunities for engagement, loyalty and emotional connection that the so-called ripples provide.
Because the Ripple Maker is a connected device, the opportunities for creating content are infinite, ranging from inspirational messages and quotes, to messages about upcoming events and personal birthday or other greetings. Any Ripples user can submit content to the open platform for consideration by the Ripples editors for addition to the platform.
Priced at $999, the Ripple Maker will be available to commercial establishments that serve coffee, and will be delivered with service plans starting at $75 per month. The compact Wi-Fi-enabled device neatly fits onto countertop and adjusts automatically to a wide range of coffee cups up to 7″ high and 4.5″ wide. Ripples are produced within ten seconds, with the technology’s content library containing hundreds of images and messages to choose from.
“Latte art is one the most shared images on social media. We’re taking latte art to a whole new level,” said Steam CC CEO Yossi Meshulam. “When you put something beautiful in someone’s hands, they want to share it. That’s how we’re making a ripple on the world.”
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