Isn’t it amazing to get a cup of coffee with a personal message and photograph specially scribbled for you? Yes, you heard it right. The Ripple Maker from Steam CC is designed to give you an emotionally caffeinated experience. The company in collaboration with their launch partner Lufthansa is all set to change the consumption of coffee by providing foam prints on the coffee, adding personal and unforgettable reminiscence to your everyday coffee experience.
The Ripple Maker is a Wi-Fi-enabled coffee maker that works by combining 3D printing mechanics and inkjet printing technologies. Instead of ink, it uses the pure coffee extracts called Ripple Pods- to create the ripples on any foam-based coffee. To provide a more personalized and customized experience, the maker comes with hundreds of themes and content. With the help of Ripple App, customers can also send their personal photos along with messages to be imprinted on your loved ones’ cup of coffee.
Measuring 8.5 x 10.5-inches, the compact device can produce foam art within 10 seconds on any sized cup or mug. According to CEO Yossi Meshulam, the mission of the company is to add meaning, depth, and joy to the coffee experience. This unusual machine beautifully aligns with Lufthansa’s commitment to ‘Nonstop You.’
The machine is priced at $999, with the monthly service plan of $75 that includes the pods and access to various content and themes, whereas for customers the app is free without additional app charges. Its shipping is expected to begin in September 2015.
As per the press release, the product will be first released in Lufthansa’s first-class and business lounges, later this year. The Ripple Maker is surely intended to provide a personal experience to your everyday coffee routine.