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Can a $25000 robot make better coffee than a barista?


Would you trust a robot to make your coffee? Entrepreneur Henry Hu and the Silicon Valley design firm Ammunition think you should give it a shot.

Pulling a perfect espresso is an art form that makes artisanal baristas and coffee snobs swoon. But when Hu bought his daily brew, he noticed that most baristas were spending more time pushing buttons and moving cups around than actually giving the coffee and customers the TLC they deserved. He noticed that orders would take longer than expected, and sometimes customers would get the wrong drink. Meanwhile, baristas didn’t have time to thoroughly answer questions about their specialty coffees to inquiring minds.

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