You can use your Smartphone to text your BFF, reserve airline tickets, check your bank balance and now brew an espresso! Using a Jura Impressa X90 machine and about 300 hacked up parts, the creative geeks at Zipwip, a Seattle-based cloud texting startup, have developed a system that makes an espresso by text. Designed to automatically brew un caffe’ via text message, the Textspresso system grabs a cup, grinds the beans and brews a custom cup of coffee waiting for you when you arrive. It can even print a latte art logo (with edible ink) on your cappuccino.
However Zipwhip’s CEO John Lauer isn’t interested in creating a virtual barista saying “we’re not in the business of making Textspresso machines”. The reason for the project was to show the company’s cloud texting platform developing an app which allows users to receive text messages from their cell phone onto their computer.
If the app ever does become available, I’ll be the company’s first
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