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Javabot: Can A Barista Beat The New Ultimate Coffee Machine?


An epic battle has been brewing in the coffee world. In the red corner, the baristas: flesh-and-blood artisans with a deft hand for a flat white. In the blue corner, it’s the upstart bots: coffee machines with an eye on the humans’ jobs.

At the moment, admittedly, the bots are some way off — although a 2015 study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte suggested counter attendants at coffee shops have a 96  per cent chance of being replaced by automatons in the next two decades.

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