Strange Café

Strange Café in Tokyo employs robot barista

Henn na Café (Strange Café) in Tokyo, Japan, has established a fully automated production line, using a robot named Sawyer to serve freshly-brewed filter coffee and a Melitta Cafina XT4 for espresso-based drinks. Travel group H.I.S. has opened the café in Shibuya Modi department store. If the test project proves successful, further Henn na Cafés will be opened across Japan. H.I.S. operates nine Henn na Hotels which employ similar technology.
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Starbucks opens café built from recycled shipping containers in Taiwan

Starbucks has opened a 320-square-metre, two-story store in Taiwan built that uses 29 shipping containers to form its structure. It is the first retailer to open a storefront in the yet-to-be launched Hualien Bay Mall. “This drive thru location is built to meet customer needs, both today and in the long-term,” Starbucks says in a press release.
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Bureaux Collective to host Taste of Tokyo event

Bureaux Collective will host its third “Taste Of” event for the year, this time focusing on Tokyo’s coffee scene.  The event will take place on 21 June from 6pm to 9pm at Bureaux Collective at 29A Gwynne Street, Cremorne in Melbourne.
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