Textspresso Coffee Machine, Order by Text Message

| April 22, 2012 |

We’re all familiar with an espresso machine and also the wide range of coffee machines that are on the market today. But have you heard about the textspresso machine? Even if this is the first time you’ve heard the word you’ll probably have an idea of what it is all about.

The idea is simple – if you are in the office and you want to get a cup of coffee, you can cut down the amount of time it takes you to do it. Simply pick up your phone, text your order along to the machine and by the time you get there your coffee will be made and waiting.

Zipwhip has created this machine and there are plenty of further developments in the works too. For example it is currently able to produce basic coffees such as lattes and espressos, but they are going to add a printer to it that sprays edible ink onto the froth on top of the coffee. So if you order a coffee and someone else gets to the machine before you, they’ll know it’s yours – it’ll have your name on it, literally.

The bad news is that the machine is not being made for commercial sale. Zipwhip made it for their own use, although they have said they are releasing the specific designs they used to construct it at some point in the future.

Here we have a video of the guys at Zipwhip constructing the coffee printer, and going for a test run:





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