The Latest Technological Trends in the Coffee Industry
New advances in technology are constantly evolving and honestly, difficult to keep up with. There’s always the next best iPhone, incredible new safety features on your car, and even smart refrigerators that send you notifications—and that’s just the surface. At Pax & Beneficia, we recognize that new technology can also improve the overall coffee experience, so we welcome these new changes with open arms. Since technology has already made its way into the coffee world, let’s take a look at how it's transforming the industry.
Technological Trends in the Coffee Industry
Technology has improved everything, from production to customer experience, and even has advanced behind-the-counter technology to improve efficiency and the customer experience. Let’s take a look at some trends you may have seen firsthand.
Advanced coffee machines
Up-to-date coffee machines guarantee a great brew every single time. There are even smart coffee machines that use technology to control the brewing process, including temperature, water flow, and extraction time. They can be controlled remotely and are often used with other smart home devices.
Virtual coffee tasting
Yep, you heard that right. Virtual coffee tasting events are becoming more popular, allowing coffee enthusiasts to taste and learn about different types of coffee from the comfort of their own homes.
Improved coffee production
Technology has allowed for the precise monitoring of coffee plants, including temperature, humidity, and soil conditions. This information can be used to optimize growing conditions, leading to healthier and more productive plants.
It’s also an important factor in the roasting process. At Pax & Beneficia, we carefully roast our coffee at our Grapevine location. Through experience and carefully selected and monitored technology, we roast our beans to perfection to guarantee quality in each cup of coffee.
Barista training systems
Barista training systems use technology, such as virtual reality and augmented reality, to provide baristas with interactive training and educational experiences, allowing them to improve their skills and knowledge of coffee. Now baristas can get the best training available, no matter where they’re located.
Latte art machines
Latte art machines use robotic technology to create intricate designs and patterns in coffee foam, allowing baristas to create visually stunning and unique coffee drinks. This may not be as fun as making the designs yourself, but it is interesting nonethless.
Coffee brewing robots
Coffee brewing robots use artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate the coffee-making process, reducing the need for human baristas and increasing efficiency.
Though this is a fun thought, we personally prefer the personalized experience that our marvelous baristas offer at Pax & Beneficia. Call us old-fashioned, but to each their own!
Specialty coffee tracking and sourcing
Technology has made it easier to track and source specialty coffee beans, with apps and websites providing information on the origin, roast, and flavor profile of each bean. This has led to a greater appreciation for high-quality coffee.
Online ordering & coffee subscriptions
And this might be a favorite for us and our fellow on-the-go coffee lovers. Online ordering has made it easier for customers to order and pay for coffee, reducing wait times and streamlining the coffee-buying experience.
At Pax & Beneficia, we’ve taken this to the next level by offering a coffee subscription service that delivers your favorite coffee at the frequency of your choosing, directly to your doorstep. To learn more, click here.
Pax & Beneficia
There’s an abundance of new technology in the coffee industry that helps streamline many of the processes. At Pax & Beneficia, we create the perfect balance between technology to optimize the coffee-making process and the human touch that makes our guests’ experience even more special.
If you’re looking for a specialized coffee experience, please come and visit us at one of our locations.