The Briggo Coffee Haus, designed by Yves Behar, is a consumer-savvy alternative to the automated coffee models you might be used to from hospitals (which have been historically scary). Staffed by a series of coffee-brewing robots created at Briggo, the Coffee Haus can receive your order via web, iOS app, or a touchscreen kiosk. From there, it will grind and brew your custom drink on command (or have it waiting for you to arrive at a certain time).
Although the system is technologically advanced, it’s not designed like an intimidating spaceship. The kiosk is wrapped in wood and branded with classic retro typography. Briggo is marketed as a turnkey solution to any public space looking for steady caffeine drip.
The design team chose to reveal just a bit of the coffee process in a transparent window; an assembly line that assures a customer their order is being attended to. A rating system allows customers to give feedback on preparation, calibrating their latte for next time until it’s exactly the way they want it.
So the question for you is – would you be happy with an automated, robotic barista, or do you still value your in-store Starbucks guru?