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App-Connected Pod Coffee Makers

The K-Café Smart Coffee Machine Offers More Than 70 Recipes

— September 17, 2022 — Art & Design
The K-Café Smart coffee machine is an intelligent kitchen appliance for consumers to incorporate onto their countertop when looking for an easy way to craft premium drinks from the comfort of home.

The unit is capable of crafting more than 70 coffeehouse drinks thanks to the accompanying smartphone app, which is enhanced wit the use of BrewID technology. This will select the best settings according to the specific K-Cup pod placed in the appliance. Available now for purchase from the brand for $249.99, the coffee maker will launch more widely this autumn at a variety of retailers.

Group President at Keurig Dr Pepper Mauricio Levya spoke on the K-Café Smart coffee machine, saying, "With the K-Café Smart, coffee lovers can craft the specialty drinks they crave and discover new favorite recipes simply by connecting to the Keurig app. With over 70 recipes to choose from, we know our consumers will be delighted to taste and trial all the new coffeehouse beverages they can make from the comfort of their home.”
Trend Themes
1. Smart Kitchen Appliances - The use of smartphone apps and BrewID technology in coffee makers demonstrates an opportunity for further innovation in other kitchen appliances.
2. Personalized Brewing Settings - BrewID technology creates an opportunity for coffee makers and other beverage appliances to offer personalized settings based on individual preferences and to expand on the number of recipes available.
3. Home Barista Experience - The K-Café Smart coffee machine offers a glimpse into an opportunity for at-home barista experiences that may be further explored in the future by other appliance brands.
Industry Implications
1. Small Kitchen Appliances - The K-Café Smart coffee maker indicates a potential for other small kitchen appliances to incorporate phone connectivity and personalized settings.
2. Smart Home Technology - The integration of smartphone apps into coffee makers presents an opportunity to further expand smart home technology in the kitchen.
3. Coffee and Beverage Industries - An opportunity may exist for further collaborations between appliance brands and coffee/beverage companies to create unique and exciting drink offerings for consumers to enjoy at home.
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