I don't mind admitting that I find the prospect of robotic baristas unsettling and counter-intuitive. I have always associated coffee shops with being a place to socialise - and not only with friends but also with members of the crew. How does one chat to a robot anyhow?
I prefer my coffee (double espresso thanks..) delivered up with a smile and a dash of genuine #omotenashi hospitality. Are any of you all ready for this robot revolution? I'm not.