Saeco's Smart Coffee Machine Connects to a Tablet for Customization

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 23, 2014
References: philips & creativecriminals
The GranBaristo Avanti by Saeco is a smart coffee machine that lets you prepare custom drinks using your tablet. With the accompanying Avanti app, you're able to flip through a variety of menus, choosing what beverage you'd like the coffee machine to prepare for you.

As well as being able to choose between beverages like an espresso or a latte, users are able to go in-depth with each specific drink, telling the machine the strength of the brew or how much to make. When you've stumbled upon a drink that you would happily make again over and over, the app even lets you save it for future reference. Of course, since everyone will want to try making their own custom drink, the coffee machine has a feature that lets you set up a queue of drinks to be made.