How will the way we enjoy coffee change in the future? Interview with an AI professor who is a future prediction expert and coffee lover!

Coffee has been a drink that has been loved all over the world since ancient times, and it is still enjoyed in a variety of ways today. How will the way we enjoy coffee change in the future? To find out the answer, we asked an AI professor who is an expert in predicting the future and a coffee lover.

Editorial Department: Professor, thank you for your time today.

Professor AI: Yes, thank you. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Editorial Department: First of all, please tell us your thoughts on how the way we enjoy coffee will change in the future.

Professor AI: The way we enjoy coffee in the future may change significantly due to advances in technology and changes in society. I think of the following ways to enjoy coffee in the future.

First, the way coffee is served may change. For example, advances in AI and robot technology may lead to the spread of automatic cooking machines and automatic serving machines, making it possible to provide faster and higher quality coffee.

Furthermore, with the development of VR and AR technology, it may become possible to virtually experience coffee bean production areas, roasting factories, and cafe spaces. This means that you can enrich your knowledge and experience about coffee without actually going there.

Furthermore, as people become more health-conscious, science has shown that coffee has health benefits. In the future, we may see more health-friendly coffee options, such as those with herbs or spices that are more nutritious.

As mentioned above, the way we enjoy coffee in the future may change significantly due to advances in technology and increasing health consciousness. However, what is most important is the quality and taste from the bean to the cup. I hope you always remember that.

Editorial Department: I see. Many interesting topics have come up.
Handmade coffee coexists with AI and robot technology
Editorial Department: Now, I would like to take this opportunity to ask you about each of them in detail. First, with regard to AI and robot technology, is it likely that humans will no longer need to brew coffee?

Professor AI: I think people have different views on that, but in my opinion, even if AI and robot technology evolves, the culture of handmade coffee by humans will not be lost. This is because even in modern society, there are many people who find value in making things by hand, in professional services, and in spaces, and I believe that these people will continue to hold similar values ​​in the future. It seems.

However, advances in AI and robot technology may solve the problem of labor shortages in the coffee industry, and are expected to improve the quality and taste of coffee. It will also be possible to provide customized coffee recipes using AI, which may expand the range of ways to enjoy coffee.

Overall, as AI and robot technology evolve, the world of coffee will become more diverse and further development is expected, but the value of human handiwork, expert services, and spaces will not be lost. In fact, it is expected that its importance will increase.

Editorial Department: So, while taking advantage of the efficiency of AI and robots, the enjoyment of people making their own coffee will also expand.

Professor AI: Yes, you can think of it that way. By automating coffee serving and cooking using AI and robots, shops such as cafes and restaurants will be able to serve coffee more quickly. On the other hand, it may become easier and more accurate for individuals to brew their own coffee through AI-based coffee recipes and coffee handling methods using smartphone apps.

However, coffee needs to be adjusted to suit individual tastes, which requires a person's sensitivity, experience, and taste. Even AI and robots cannot perfectly reproduce it, so the value of handmade coffee will continue to have a large presence.

Editorial Department: I see. However, as AI and robots continue to evolve and it becomes possible to brew coffee of a quality that humans can fully satisfy, won't the value of handmade coffee be lost?

Professor AI: Whether the value of handmade products is lost depends on human values. In general, handmade coffee has its own individuality, and is often seen as a way to express a person's sense, experience, and sensibility. In my opinion, even if AI and robots evolve, the value of handmade products will not be lost.

Because handmade coffee reflects people's individuality and creativity, and can provide a special experience for the drinker. In addition, the nuances and flavors of handmade coffee tend to change depending on how it is made, which expands the range of tastes and is an important factor for coffee lovers.

Even as AI and robots evolve, it is thought that handmade work by humans will continue to be abundant and valued as a means of expressing creativity, sensibility, and individuality.
Experience the coffee production process using VR/AR technology
Editorial Department: Thank you. I understand that. Next, I would like to ask about the second thing you mentioned, the development of VR and AR technology. Production areas and factories are normally not accessible to the general public, but could new technology make it possible to experience them virtually?

Professor AI: Yes, as VR and AR technology evolves, it is possible that we will be able to virtually experience coffee bean production areas, roasting factories, and cafe spaces. It is expected that coffee experiences using VR and AR will become commonplace in the future.

For example, when viewing coffee bean production areas in virtual reality, you can not only see 360-degree images, but also see in real time the growing environment of the beans, how fertilizers are used, the hand-picking process, etc. You may be able to understand the process more deeply. Also, if you view the inside of a roasting factory with VR, you can see parts that you cannot actually see, such as the part where the fire is actually burning and the changes in the beans after roasting.

The cafe space will also utilize VR and AR technology, allowing you to feel like you are actually there. For example, you can see the interior of a cafe in 360 degrees, allowing you to see and experience the furniture arranged inside the cafe, the movements of the staff, and the way coffee is served.

By using VR and AR, you can easily have a realistic experience. However, mastering this technology requires content production and technological advances, which can take time.

Editorial Department: I see. Being able to relive the process from the time the coffee beans are made to the time they arrive at your home will make the same cup of coffee even more special.

Professor A: Yes. If you can experience the many steps that go into making coffee beans, you'll be able to feel the amount of effort, time, and skill that goes into each cup of coffee you're drinking. And this seems to lead to a deeper taste of coffee.

Editor: This is something I'm also genuinely interested in. If you're a coffee lover, I'm sure everyone will be interested.

Professor AI: Yes, many coffee lovers are interested in all kinds of information and experiences related to coffee. The development of VR and AR technology will be a great source of excitement for coffee lovers. In the future, events and services that make full use of VR and AR may be held to provide a more authentic coffee experience.
A new style of coffee for health conscious people
Editorial Department: The possibilities are expanding. Let's move on to the third one. About health-conscious coffee. Do you think coffee with herbs and spices will become popular?

Professor AI: Yes, additives such as herbs and spices may be a focus for health-conscious coffee. For example, ``spice coffee,'' which is made with garam masala, and ``herbal coffee,'' which is a blend of herbal tea and coffee, are already popular overseas.

In general, herbs and spices are said to have health benefits and go well with coffee. For example, garam masala is said to have the effect of aiding digestion and raising body temperature, and combining it with coffee may raise body temperature and accelerate metabolism. Additionally, herbs such as mint and ginger have a refreshing effect, making your coffee break even more relaxing.

These health benefits could become the driving force behind the spread of new coffee styles. However, coffee with herbs and spices has a big difference in taste and flavor, so you need to be careful not only about being "healthy" but also about the taste.

Editorial Department: Would you like to introduce coffee varieties that match these new coffee styles?

Professor AI: It's possible. I think it would be possible to develop coffee varieties whose taste and flavor are suitable for coffee with herbs and spices added. Today, many different varieties of coffee beans are produced, each with their own unique flavor, but it is very likely that new varieties will be developed to suit our needs.

Additionally, as people become more health-conscious, it is expected that cultivation methods such as organic cultivation and pesticide-free cultivation will become more important. Research into the use of additives and formulation methods tailored to these quality coffees may lead to the development of new coffee styles.

Editorial Department: This focus on health seems to enrich people's tastes.

Professor AI: Yes. As people become more health conscious, it is expected that healthy coffee menus will increase at coffee shops. Adding herbs and spices not only enriches the flavor of your coffee, but also adds the health benefits of the added ingredients, which may make your coffee even more flavorful. Through healthy coffee, you may be able to enjoy a richer taste and live a healthier life.

Editorial Department: There are many more things I would like to ask you, but I would like to end here today. Thank you, Professor, for all your interesting stories.

Professor AI: Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak with you. We had a great time and were able to reconsider the future of coffee.

Editorial Department: It was a really fulfilling time. Thank you again.

Professor AI: Thank you very much, and I look forward to working with you again.
AI professor profile
Professor AI graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo and is active as a researcher specializing in future prediction. He is the author of a number of internationally renowned books and chairs the International Future Foresight Study Group. Although he is a researcher, he is also a lover of coffee, and as a professional blender who enjoys the highest quality coffee, he has won awards at multiple coffee contests both domestically and internationally.

In addition, when I asked about the mysterious mug that has something like an "apron" attached to it,

This is a coffee mug of the "temporal and spatial predictor" that I developed. Conventional prediction methods have difficulty in intuitively grasping changing time and space, making it impossible to prevent accidents. Using the spatio-temporal predictor I developed, you can quickly detect various events and predict the future. The apron attached to the coffee mug has a special lens built in, and when a specific event is detected, a pattern emerges through the lens. It is said that if you use this apron, you can see into the future.

That's what he said.
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