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Technology in a coffee cup!

Yes that's right this post is about technology in a coffee cup!

I was gifted a branded frankgreen filtered water bottle and SmartCupTM coffee cup yesterday at an event, and was so impressed with this brand I jumped on to Instagram and posted a photo, then contacted the company for more information because I was eager to share.

Photo via Instagram

This is really taking coffee to the next step! Australian brand, frank green’s, stylish SmartCupTM featuring a world first in technology. Not only is the cup eco-friendly for obvious reasons, it is ‘reusable’ to a whole new level with innovative payment technology.

Embedded with a microchip, each SmartCupTM provides the user with the ability to go cash free; tapping the lid of the cup to a sensor to process their payment instantly and securely at their local café. It comes in vibrant colours and can also be branded for corporate.

What I really love is it is designed in and manufactured in Australia. YES!

Every SmartCupTM allows users to:

  • Pay for their coffee at their local cafés with a simple tap of their SmartCupTM or smartphone;

  • Sync their SmartCupTM with the frank green CafePayTM smartphone app, which allows users to pre- order coffee or gift coffees to friends;

  • Earn and redeem loyalty rewards faster, with points gained for purchasing coffee and food; Trust in their SmartCupTM and its spill resistant lid, allowing them to maintain their on-the-go lifestyle with ease

“What we’re creating is the ability to go cash-free. For friends to send one another a coffee ‘just because’ – loading credit straight onto their cup. For people to build loyalty with their local café and be rewarded for going back. For the ease with which cafes can notify customers of special offers and discounts via the CafePayTM app, all whilst being sustainable and environmentally friendly” said Benjamin Young, the Founder and Owner of frank green.

“At frank green, we’re style focused and fashion forward, whilst ensuring we are sustainable, ethical and innovative. Our SmartCupTM is a world first and we’re thrilled to be launching it in Australia.”

SmartCupTM features; a double-walled thermo plastic outer layer that keeps your coffee hotter for longer; high-quality materials that are stain and odour resistant, as well as being BPA free and non-toxic; a spill resistant and dishwasher safe design; and the technology to literally pick up the bill at the end of your café visit, like any good friend.

To help bring this coffee revolution to a café near you, frank green has launched a Kickstarter campaign, where all proceeds go towards developing and delivering the CafePay technology to local cafes around the world. READ MORE

The frank green SmartCupTM can be purchased from selected independent retailers and cafes nationally, or online at $1 from every SmartCup purchased online is donated to Earthwatch, an international not-for-profit organisation that performs extraordinary work to protect our planet.

Well done frankgreen this is amazing and I haven’t even touched on the water bottle with it’s own filter. Readers will have to visit the website to find out more.

DISCLAIMER: I was gifted a grankgreen SmartCupTM and water bottle courtesy of Dr Roebuck’s.

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