Epidemic catalyzes coffee robot development, wisdom makes technology warmer
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2021-01-07
Epidemic catalyzes coffee robot development, wisdom makes technology warmer

COFE+ coffee robot making coffee


Affected by the epidemic, smart services represented by contactless services have quickly entered the streets, from courier sorting robots to food delivery robots, from smart restaurants to coffee robots ...... More and more smart services are being loved by everyone. While the epidemic has brought great losses to humanity, it has also bred innovation and opportunity, making us more aware of how important 'efficiency' and 'technology' are in the face of viruses.


According to data from the China Internet Network Information Centre's 45th Statistical Report on the Development of the Internet in China, as of March 2020, the number of mobile instant messaging users in China reached 890 million, China's capacity for independent innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence, big data and Internet infrastructure resources continues to grow, and industrial integration is accelerating.


Epidemic catalyzes coffee robot development, wisdom makes technology warmer



The service industry is an industry with a long history and is now facing transformation in its journey to embrace the Internet tide. How to make the service industry smarter is a subject of great interest to many of the practitioners involved.


From artificial intelligence, the internet, the internet of things to automation technologies, humanity is entering a transition from old to new ways of production and life, the world economy is facing a transformation and 'unmanned shops and unmanned economies' are emerging.


Epidemic catalyzes coffee robot development, wisdom makes technology warmer



At present, the unmanned retail industry mainly consists of unmanned supermarkets, unmanned convenience stores and unmanned shelves/containers, which are generally characterised by a small footprint and high technical investment. The greatest significance of this format is to meet consumers' contingent consumption needs and play an active role in addressing the convenience consumption of community residents and business people.



Epidemic catalyzes coffee robot development, wisdom makes technology warmer


This COFE+ robot coffee kiosk in front of Shanghai's Zhongshan Park Longemont covers an area of less than 2.35 square metres and can provide two choices of Arabica and imported organic coffee beans, two cup sizes for hot and iced drinks, two types of temperatures for hot/iced drinks, as well as personalised services such as less sugar and more sugar, plus powder and syrup, etc. It is truly the world's alfresco coffee kiosk using fresh milk, freshly made ice, 12 types of syrup, 8 types of powder and It is the world's first robot coffee kiosk that uses fresh milk, fresh ice, 12 types of syrup, 8 types of powder, creative combinations, stirring and shaking, layering, automatic lid closure, automation and transparency from order to cup pick-up.


With up to 50 flavours to choose from, the coffee robot can grind a cup of coffee fresh in an average of 50 seconds, with voice guidance and music accompanying each step of the process. With one refill, it is able to support the production of 300 cups of coffee, chocolate, Japanese matcha and other drinks, which is amazingly efficient worldwide.


Epidemic catalyzes coffee robot development, wisdom makes technology warmer



The aim of unmanned retail is not only to save labour and rental costs and bring down the selling price of goods, but also, and more crucially, to upgrade services and improve user experience and service quality through 'unmanned'. The COFE+ robot coffee kiosk has not only broken the backward situation of traditional physical shops that generally rely on human tactics, manual production and dirty and busy work, but also solved the traditional physical coffee shops' unstable personnel, unstable quality, irregular management, difficult site selection and location change, restricted business hours, scarce space in popular shops, large losses in water and electricity consumption and other operational pain points.


Epidemic catalyzes coffee robot development, wisdom makes technology warmer



The future is here, and the expectation is that everything is still infinitely possible; the pride is that we are all in this great era of new retail change. The unmanned retail model will continue to improve and iterate in the future, with technology providing new opportunities for operators, while operators will give unmanned retail a warmer soul, combining the two to realise its greatest value.