The Singapore Economic Development Board has created one of the most interesting brewing units the world has ever seen: the Coffee Connector. Here’s a machine which removes all awkwardness of initial contact, and as a bonus, gives you and your new acquaintance a cup of hot coffee.
The device senses when two people are standing in front of it, waiting for coffee. Users step up on its platform and enter details such as their names and what topics interest them, e.g., technology, health care and sustainability. As the machine begins to brew, exposed mechanics show the spectacle of coffee-making, creating a mesmerizing conversation starter.