Future of Foods


Future of Foods

Cafe X

Cafe X is a robotic coffee bar that breaks new ground in automated food service. Designed for simple installation in a wide range of environments from high end office buildings to airports and hotels, each Cafe X is a self-contained food retailer serving high-quality espresso drinks made with coffee from local roasters.

The glass-enclosed kiosk is organized around a lively and precise robot barista preparing and serving a wide assortment of top-notch coffee bar standards. Customers can place orders via the unit’s selection and payment interface or they can jump the line using the Cafe X mobile app. A large information display located above the coffee-making action is there to let customers know when their order will be ready.

Ammunition provided industrial design, UX design and product development support to Cafe X with the goal of creating a welcoming, useful, easily maintained, and modern amenity for environments that may not be entirely suited for traditional retail.

Key Team Members

Cafe X,

About the organization

Ammunition is a studio dedicated to putting design talent at the center of imagining, creating, and operating new product and service ventures. Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, California and Brooklyn, New York, the studio is led by partners Robert Brunner and Matt Rolandson. Ammunition places entrepreneurs in close contact with a fifty-person team of designers with expertise in physical and digital product design, service design, brand identity, user experience, graphic design, and packaging.

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