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This Dubai Coffee Shop Is Trialling Delivery by Drone

In a one-day trial, beachgoers had iced coffees in their hands within 15 minutes of ordering.
By Sarah Ward
September 30, 2017
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This Dubai Coffee Shop Is Trialling Delivery by Drone

In a one-day trial, beachgoers had iced coffees in their hands within 15 minutes of ordering.
By Sarah Ward
September 30, 2017
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Sick of waiting in line to pick up a coffee? Have a drone fly one to you instead. Costa Coffee in the UAE has trialled "coffee-copter" delivery, ferrying caffeinated beverages to Dubai beachgoers. If there's an occasion that calls for aerial beverage service, it's lazing on the sand getting some sun.

Coffee-loving customers had iced versions of their drink of choice in their hands within 15 minutes of ordering, with Costa's Jumeirah Beach Drive-Thru store stepping into the future to test out the concept. The move came after a survey of their patrons revealed 82 percent were open to getting their brews via drone. Really, the most surprising part is that 18 percent said no.

Delivering food, drinks and more by drone is a concept that isn't going away, so prepare for more such instances in the future. Sushi, burgers, slurpees and pizza have all received the same treatment in the past, while Amazon wants drones to bring its packages to your door, and Aussie beaches will deploy the technology to patrol the beaches for sharks over summer.

Via The National.

Published on September 30, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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