There are coffee fans, and then there are coffee fans. The GEESAA robot barista is a product for the latter category of people – and it’s not ashamed of it.
Essentially, it wants to do for trendy pour-over coffee what the Mr Coffeemachine did for bog-standard drip coffee. The machine comes with a robotic arm that purportedly can mimic the movements of a human barista.
The GEESAA robot barista is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, where it’s raised nearly $40,000 out of a modest goal of $25,000. The makers behind the device sent TNW a pre-release model to play with before devices make their way to backers. So, what’s the deal?