Founded in 2008 by a team of execs who are passionate about coffee, Briggo combines the best coffee ingredients and robotic technology to empower people to create their perfect cup of joe. The first Briggo Coffee Haus is located at the University of Texas at Austin's Flawn Academic Center. It's actually more of a kiosk than a coffee house, in the sense that there are no baristas, tables, or chairs. Designed by award-winning industrial designer Yves Behar, the self-service kiosk features fake wood paneling and a touchscreen where customers place their orders. Orders can also be made via mobile or the web.
Briggo CEO Kevin Nater says the Briggo Coffee Haus provides a solution for coffee lovers who are frustrated with an “inconsistent experience.” “Trained” by champion barista Patrick Pierce, the kiosk is able to make the perfect cup of coffee each and every time. Briggo plans to install more kiosks in universities, airports, hospitals, and other strategic locations.