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Posts Tagged ‘ Coffee ’

Robots Making Your Coffee?


They say that preparing food requires love and a human touch, but honestly, something as mechanical as making you a cup of coffee could surely be handled by a robot, couldn’t it? Think about the methodical approach to preparing a latte or a cappuccino, and the number of steps that could go wrong because of human error. The CafeX wants to do away with that by introducing robotic arms into the mix. Your coffee order becomes a line of code that the robot follows to the absolute T, and that means three things. A perfect cup every single time, no dealing with chatty baristas, and lastly, not worrying about having your name spelled wrong on the to-go cup.  CafeX’s revolutionary system doesn’t mechanize the coffee machine, but rather, replaces the barista with a capable robot. Enter your order into a kiosk (or even via the app) along with your name and payment details.

The robotic arm maneuvers the coffee machine, picks the glass up and puts your brew together, handling as many as three orders at the same time (working at a dizzying speed of two orders per minute). It can, with a great deal of dexterity, hold, stir, and even transport cups filled with hot liquid without spilling any of it, or burning itself. It then places the cup onto a platform which descends into a chamber that you can then put your hand into and collect the cup of coffee that’s been perfectly brewed to your liking. The biggest advantage? 24×7 coffee shops because you don’t have to worry about human labor. Also, no tips. The disadvantage? Less motivation to go to the coffee shop because the cute barista you were hitting on got replaced with a robotic arm. Although CafeX says there will always be a CafeX human staff-member on site to facilitate this customer-robot interaction.

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Wheat is Wheat is Wheat | Peddy Mergui


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In an exhibition titled Wheat is Wheat is Wheat, designer Peddy Mergui wraps over a dozen basic food products – from fruits to coffee and salami – in high-end designers’ patterns and big brands’ famous packagings in order to elicit reactions based on brand recognition. Meet Apple’s iMilk, Prada’s flour, and Burberry’s butter. “High-end brands are not selling the products, they are selling the lifestyle,” Mergui tells The Verge by phone. But now, those brands are beginning to branch out, “extending products to a lot of fields that did not use to be there.” Mergui says that people who have seen his exhibit have had a strong response. “People really liked it,” he said. “I felt a bit confused. You’re just buying flour, or milk, or whatever – this is a basic thing.” Wheat is Wheat is Wheat is currently showing in San Francisco at the Museum of Craft and Design and will be there through June 15th.

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Cut Food Photography By Beth Galton


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‘Cut food’ is a series of photographs by studio photographer Beth Galton, which exposes the innards of everyday culinary items. Together with stylist Charlotte omnes, the duo divided each of the diverse food items, allowing for a surprising glimpse a the cross sections of commonplace eats. Particularly interesting are the halved liquids — some of the food items, such as the doughnut and the boiled eggs, were able to be cut smoothly in half without any manipulation but other tricky elements, like soup and coffee, required the use of a gelatin subtance to solidify the fluid forms.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee


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Recalling the classic conversations about ‘nothing’ at Monk’s Cafe on the Upper West Side, Jerry Seinfeldnow applies this formula to a relatively new web series: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. As the title might infer, the comedy legend invites other iconic funnymen to a cup of joe in his favorite coffee shops, also recounting their life experiences over the roar of some pretty impressive automobiles. In the latest episode, Seinfeld pairs up with Chris Rock to talk about childhood, law enforcement, and even skateboarding, amongst other things. This hilarious installment, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’s, has may episodes with other comedians like David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, and Larry David and more to come.

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Don Café House by Innarch


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Innarch have designed the Don Café House in Pristina, Kosovo. The idea / inspiration for the design derives from sack filled with coffee grains. The walls of the bar are organically shaped and colored like coffee sack made up of “Plywood” type of wood, whereby the pillars in between are coated with textile coffee sacks. Tables and hanging chandeliers represent the coffee grains lined up asymmetrically in order to generate the impression of being inside a coffee sack. The separating wall has a double function; decorative and functional. Its organic shape consists the most dominant part of the premise enabling a unique feeling of sitting unlike any other one comes across in everyday life. Each of the plywood element was designed individually.

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“Przelany” Armchair by Wamhouse


 

03 01Polish design studio WAMHOUSE recently has created the new armchair “Przelany”. At the first look it looks more like a digital art piece than an actual armchair. The chair seems to be modeled after a pot pouring out coffee – the main chair is shaped like a pot and the way the back of the seat sprays out like a splash of liquid is slightly unreal. The spilling back of the Przelany Armchair is designed two colors – chocolate and red.

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Creative Creature Cups


The exterior of each one is conspicuously identical and unassuming, so for guests come to visit for the first time, the shock will definitely catch them off guard – for those in the know, though, they will still always get a little surprise with their final sips. Some are friendly and furry, and others look poised to snap you with claws or wrap you with tentacles – you never know what you will find at the bottom of these coffee (or tea) mugs.

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