March 28, 2007

Starbucks Vending Machine

Can I have one in my house? In my car? Next to my craft show tent? Bless those people at Starbucks, even though they're teaming up with the nasty Pepsi Company (Coke is better!). They are creating a hot coffee vending machine of superior quality that will brew up your favorite Starbucks drinks on demand in a convenient portable package. Here's the breakdown, quoted from this website...
Through research and product testing, Starbucks and PepsiCo learned that the common complaints about existing coffee vending included lack of consistent, high-quality coffee.... To tackle these obstacles, Starbucks and PepsiCo developed this revolutionary approach to hot coffee vending. With a simple swipe of a payment card (or with cash), a high-quality, hot latte or hot cocoa is served up in a ready-to-drink package in less than a minute. Utilizing proprietary packaging, each hot beverage will come in a convenient 9-fluid-ounce recyclable steel can with an insulating label, designed to keep the beverage warm, enjoyable, and still comfortable to the touch.

Hot beverage offerings will include Caffe Latte, Vanilla Latte, Caffe Mocha, Caffe Mocha Light, and Hot Cocoa. Each vender will allow customers to pay with cash, their Starbucks Card or with a major credit card such as MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express® or Discover®. In tests earlier this year, customer acceptance and feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

Hells yeah is all I have to say. I wonder if they'll have a way to mapquest these things...

2 comments:

Jamie said...

sweeeet! And it's not one of those crappy "here, let me 'brew' you a cup of coffee in two seconds...oh it spilled, how sad!" machines.

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