SEOUL, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A new café where robots serve drinks has opened in Seoul.
South Korean Coffeehouse chain Dal.komm Coffee held a launch event for the new robot café ‘b;eat’ on Tuesday at Some Sevit Floating Island in Seocho District, Seoul, celebrating the first robot café which opened at Incheon Airport’s new Terminal 2.
B;eat is a smart café packed with cutting-edge technology including advanced robots and mobile payment systems from Danal, the company that operates Dal.komm Coffee stores.
Coffee is made at a booth where a coffee machine and a robot are installed, while orders can be placed through the Beat coffee app or using a self-checkout machine and paying by credit card.
A cup of Americano is priced at 2,000 won, only half the average price at other coffeehouse chains.
When a payment is made, the robot starts brewing coffee before bringing the drink to a pick-up point.
Thanks to the Dal.komm Coffee’s patented technology, freshly brewed coffee drinks are kept warm or cold depending on the beverage while waiting, before being served to customers.
The company hopes to open additional robot cafés at shopping malls and airports, with plans to export b;eat to Malaysia and China.