Cafe X Technologies debuted a new café in San Francisco in which espresso-based drinks are prepared by a robotic arm. First opened in Hong Kong, the robot-operated ‘Cafe X’ is now venturing to San Francisco Metreon shopping center with the intention of supplying those in a hurry with a quick and yet perfect cup of coffee.

 Cafe X Technologies Opens Robotic Café In San Francisco

Customers can order customized espresso-based beverages on the spot at the ordering kiosk or they can download the Cafe X app onto their mobile device to order in advance. Once the beverage is ready, customers use the touch screens on the robotic café to type in a 4-digit order number which is either sent via text message or displayed on the Cafe X mobile app for iOS and Android. The Mitsubishi robot arm will then identify the customer’s drink from the waiting stations and deliver it to the customer within seconds.

 Cafe X Technologies Opens Robotic Café In San Francisco

“This won’t replace baristas or the coffee shop experience that so many people have come to love – we don’t aim to do that,“ says founder and CEO Henry Hu. “What we’re offering is the best possible experience for people who are looking for consistent specialty coffee to-go” 

Customers will be able to purchase espresso based drinks from the first Cafe X location in the U.S. Menu prices start at $2.25 USD for an 8 oz cup and will vary depending on customer’s coffee bean selection which includes single origin options. Download the Cafe X app today for free at the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.



Cafe X in San Francisco

Cafe X launches today in San Francisco! Come by Metreon today to get a taste of the future. Our robotic café makes locally roasted specialty coffee in just seconds.

Pubblicato da Cafe X su Lunedì 30 gennaio 2017


all images and video courtesy of Cafe X Technologies