'Apex Anywhere' is a Vending Machine That Produces Custom Coffee Orders

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 16, 2015
References: apexsupplychain & psfk
While many restaurants will let you place your order ahead of time, Apex AnyWhere makes it easier for customers to pick up custom orders anytime with its ingenious temperature-regulated coffee coolers. Designed to help streamline the pick-up process, Apex AnyWhere eliminates the hassle of confusing lines and complex payment systems.

The service works by allowing users to place a custom coffee order and then pay for the purchase directly from their mobile phone. The app will then unlock a designated coffee cooler at a specific pick-up time. To achieve this service, Apex AnyWhere uses cloud-based technology, which is then integrated with the mobile app and restaurants’ existing inventory systems. The result is an on-demand service that provides users with an easy way of purchasing freshly made food and drinks.

The system is currently in a prototype phase, however similar vending machine systems are already popular in places such as the Netherlands. Apex AnyWhere would help to improve existing pick-up systems by adding a unique level of customization to the take-out experience.