Three easy steps to the front of the line and out the door:
- Skip the line-up at the counter.
- Give your reusable cup/mug to baristas who make your desired beverage and hand it back.
- Leave and enjoy. (Remember NOT to pay)
The core functional element is an embedded RFID tag. Your desired beverage can be set and changed by any device with wi-fi or potentially in-store at a kiosk.
Your choice of cashless payment methods is logged at a secure website or via the myStarbucks app. This allows you to run a tab or pay as you go with instant withdrawals from your e-cash provider.
No line ups, no fumbling for cash or other payment methods in the shop.
Oh, and you just did something good for the world.