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E-Cafe

E-Cafe is an IOT-based Portable Coffee Machine(consumer electronic product) that brews espresso coffee comparable to other automated machines that the E-Cafe app operates.

2019

A good coffee depends on?

Coffee Beams

Quality of the beans and how well they are ground.

Type of coffee machine

Espresso machines in Cafe’ use hot water and pressurized steam to brew coffee.

Temperature

The right temperature to consume coffee is around 70ºC to 80ºC.

How does an espresso machine work?

An espresso coffee machine generates steam using a heating mechanism and forces out water up to 7-9 bars through the portafilter which is packed with coffee beans.

Micro-controller(Ardiuno)

The micro-controller processes all the inputs the user gives and controls other components to brew the coffee beverage that the user orders.

Portafilter

Portafilter is the most common component in manually operated coffee machines.

Heating coil

The water flows directly into the heating mechanism (thermostat) and heats the water to generate steam.

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Persona

Based on interviews there are three types of coffee consumers. These users don’t own a coffee machine due following reasons:

“Too expensive”

“Confusing to use”

“Difficult to wash and maintain”

“Not enough space”

Pratik

31 years Old - Male

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Frequency: 4-5 Cups a Week

Doesn’t make Coffee at home

Doesn’t own a coffee machine

Shruti

19 years Old - Female

Occupation: Student

Frequency: 1-2 Cups a Week

Makes Coffee at home

Doesn’t own a coffee machine

Ravi

27 years Old - Male

Occupation: IT Programmer

Frequency: 25-30 Cups a Week

Makes Coffee at home

Previously owned

Information Architecture

On-boarding Process

The usability of the coffee machine needs to be simple which includes onboarding. The user can quickly pait the device with their app.

Form Exploration

Coffee machine must be ergonomic to hold, viable to manufacture and firmly rest on a mug.

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Interaction

The coffee machine must be simple and easier to clean after every use. The device should have easy steps to brew.

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Setup device using an App

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Fill water

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Add coffee powder/beans

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Brew coffee

Customize your Coffee

Users can set the temperature and strength of the coffee to their preferences.

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Brewing Begins

The coffee machine notices when the coffee is ready, and the user will have the cup.

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