Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Charlie and the coffee factory
The Javabot is the is the fully-automated system that runs the Roasting Plant Coffee Company in New York and can be seen as the coffee machine of the 21st century. It is the first walk-in coffee machine that enables customers to sit and watch as their coffee is being made. The beans rush past in pneumatic tubes, as they move from storage bins to staging, roasting station, grinding and a brewing machine where they are dispensed with the repeatable accuracy of a purpose-built machine. It is more of a small, fully automated production plant than a coffee shop.
The Roasting Plant Coffee Company gives customers a huge variety of choices; their is seven different beans of coffee to choose from, the customer also controls the roasting, grinding and brewing times and temperatures, with every cup custom made to suit distinct tastes. It also enables the customer to see how small changes to roasting temperatures or the fineness of the grind contribute to the end result. To top it all, a sampling serve option is available where you get three small cups with changes to the key variables to help you pick your precise preference. Once the machine has the specs of your coffee it takes less than 30 seconds to dispense.