Octane Coffee prepares for grand opening

By Anna Lardinois, Startup Storyteller

Octane Coffee founder Adrian Deasy launched his startup in 2018. After years of development, in just a few weeks his app-driven, fully automated, drive-through contactless coffee shop will serve its first customers.

The first of its kind in the world, the automated shop is piloted by a robotic barista.

The steps to use the automated coffee shop are simple. Customers place their orders on the Octane Coffee app. The app then tracks the user on GPS, brewing the order between one and two minutes before the car is scheduled to arrive at the pickup window. Octane hot beverages are brewed at a higher temperature than is typical, to ensure the coffee is at the ideal temperature once the customer arrives.

The flagship location is at W229 N1400 Westwood Drive in Pewaukee, near the intersection of Interstate 94 and Highway F.

The automated coffee shop can produce 800 cups of coffee before it needs to be restocked. When the shop runs low on supplies, an active inventory management system alerts its human caretakers. Designed to be open 24 hours a day, Deasy said the shop can be fully restocked in under 30 minutes.  

Deasy sees Octane Coffee as an “automated solutions provider.”

“We sell time,” he said. “We sell convenience. We sell not standing in line at Starbucks.”

But, a delicious, custom-made cup of coffee is at the center of the experience.

“We have always been focused on giving people a better cup of coffee,” Deasy said. For that reason, Octane Coffee has partnered with Stone Creek Coffee to serve its products in the current and future Octane locations. The companies have been working together to ensure the coffee brewed at the automated coffee shop is ground and blended in the optimum way for the automated shop.

Deasy is pleased with how smoothly the installation of the first mobile coffee shop has gone. He noted the shipping container-like building was transported from his factory floor in Waukesha to its Pewaukee location with ease. It only took days for the self-contained shop to be connected with power and water, turning a once empty parking lot into a functional coffee shop in under a week.

If you can’t wait to get your robot-made coffee, connect with the company here to get updates on the grand opening of the drive thru coffee shop. The company is rewarding early adopters with customer incentives, like free beverages and other giveaways to encourage users to give the automated shop a try.To learn more about Octane Coffee, click here.

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