Good news for fans of robots and coffee who are flying either to or from San Francisco’s SFO airport! On Monday, December 23, Cafe X is opening up its latest robot barista location there.
Cafe X’s SFO robot is located in Terminal 3 near Boarding Area E and is the second airport for Cafe X, following the company’s launch at the San Jose Airport earlier this month. Both airport locations sport Cafe X’s new robot design which has three larger pickup windows, an expanded menu, and the ability to make up to six drinks at a time.
Though Cafe Xs typically have a human on hand to help with customer service, the company is in the process of getting its robot designated as a vending machine. This will allow the robot to operate without a human on hand and thus be easier to serve drinks at all hours of the day and night.
Busy travelers will be getting their cups of coffee from even more robots in the coming new year. Elsewhere in Terminal 3 at SFO is Briggo’s robotic Coffee Haus, which also has two locations at the Austin-Bergstrom airport. And Briggo has also partnered with SSP America to open up an additional 25 airport locations over the next two years.
If any avid Spoon readers are flying through SFO next week, stop by one or both of these robo-barista and let us know how you like them!