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 beloved drink around the world for a long time, and is still enjoyed in a variety of ways today. How will the way we enjoy coffee change in the future? To find the answer, we asked Professor AI, an expert in future predictions and a coffee lover.

Editorial Department: Thank you for joining us today, Professor.

AI Professor: Thank you very much. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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

AI Professor: The way we enjoy coffee in the future may change significantly due to technological advances and social changes. Here are some of the ways I think we will enjoy coffee in the future:

First, the way coffee is served may change. For example, advances in AI and robotics technology may lead to the widespread use of automatic cooking and serving machines, making it possible to serve coffee more quickly and of higher quality.

Furthermore, with the development of VR and AR technology, it may become possible to virtually experience coffee bean producing areas, roasting factories, and cafe spaces, which will allow people to enrich their coffee knowledge and experience without actually going to the locations.

In addition, as health consciousness increases, scientific Manabu has shown that coffee has health benefits. In the future, there may be more health-conscious coffees on offer, and more nutritious coffees with added herbs and spices, for example, may gain attention.

As mentioned above, the way we enjoy coffee in the future may change significantly due to technological advances and growing health consciousness. However, what is most important is still the quality and taste from the bean to the cup. I would like you to always keep that in mind.

Editor: I see. A lot of interesting topics have come up.
Handcrafted coffee coexists with AI and robotics technology
Editor: Since we have the opportunity, I would like to ask you about each of these topics in detail. First, regarding AI and robotics technology, do you think they will eliminate the need for people to make coffee?

AI Professor: I think people have different opinions on that, but in my opinion, even if AI and robotics technology evolve, I don't think the culture of handmade coffee made by humans will be lost. This is because even in modern society, there are many people who value handmade craftsmanship and professional services and spaces, and I think these people will continue to hold the same values ​​in the future.

However, advances in AI and robotics technology may solve the labor shortage problem in the coffee industry, and it is expected that the quality and taste of coffee will improve. In addition, AI may be able to provide customized coffee recipes, which may lead to more diverse ways of enjoying coffee.

Generally speaking, advances in AI and robotics technology are expected to make the world of coffee more diverse and further develop, but the value of handmade products and expert service and space will not be lost; in fact, it is expected that their importance will increase.

Editorial Department: So while taking advantage of the efficiency of AI and robots, the joy of people brewing their own coffee will also spread.

AI Professor: Yes, you could look at it that way. With AI and robots automating the serving and cooking of coffee, cafes and restaurants will be able to serve coffee more quickly. On the other hand, individuals may be able to make their own coffee more easily and accurately with AI-based coffee recipes and smartphone apps that teach how to handle coffee.

However, coffee needs to be adjusted to suit individual tastes, which requires human sensitivity, experience, and taste. Even AI and robots cannot perfectly replicate this, so the value of handcrafted coffee will continue to be significant in the future.

Editor: I see. But as AI and robots become more and more advanced and are able to brew coffee of a quality that satisfies humans, won't the value of handmade coffee be lost?

AI Professor: Whether the value of handmade coffee will be lost or not depends on human values. Generally, handmade coffee has 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 coffee will not be lost.

This is because handmade coffee reflects the individuality and creativity of the person who drinks it, and can provide a special experience to the drinker. Also, the nuances and flavors of handmade coffee are easily changed depending on how it is made, which broadens the range of flavors, and is one of the important elements for coffee lovers.

Even as AI and robots evolve, "handmade" items made by humans will continue to flourish and be treasured as a way to express creativity, sensitivity, and individuality.
Experience the coffee production process with VR/AR technology
Editorial Department: Thank you. I understand. Next, I would like to ask about the second point you mentioned, the development of VR and AR technology. Normally, the general public cannot enter production sites or factories, but will new technology make it possible to experience them virtually?

AI Professor: Yes, as VR and AR technology evolve, it may become possible to virtually experience coffee bean production areas, roasting factories, and cafe spaces. It is expected that coffee experiences using VR and AR will become more common in the future.

For example, if you visit a coffee bean producing area in virtual reality, you can not only see 360-degree footage, but also see the bean growing environment, fertilizer use, hand-picking process, etc. in real time, which may give you a deeper understanding of the coffee production process. Also, if you visit the inside of a roasting factory in VR, you can see parts that you can't actually see, such as the actual fire and the changes in the beans after roasting.

The use of VR and AR technologies in the café space will also allow you to feel as if you are actually there. For example, you can view the inside of the café in 360 degrees and experience the furniture, staff movements, and how the coffee is served with your own eyes.

VR and AR make it easy to have realistic experiences, but to master these technologies, content creation and technological advances are necessary, which can take time.

Editorial Team: I see. If you can relive the process from when the coffee beans are made to when they are delivered to your home, it seems like the same cup of coffee would be even more special.

Professor A: Yes. If you can experience the many steps involved in making coffee beans, you will be able to feel the effort, time, and skill that went into each cup of coffee you drink. And I think that leads to a deeper appreciation of coffee.

Editor: I'm genuinely interested in this, and I'm sure it will interest any coffee lover.

AI Professor: Yes, coffee lovers are often interested in all kinds of information and experiences related to coffee. The development of VR and AR technology will be one of the great pleasures for coffee lovers. In the future, there may be events and services that make full use of VR and AR to provide a more authentic coffee experience.
A new style of coffee for health-conscious people
Editor: The possibilities are endless. Let's move on to the third point, which is about health-conscious coffee. Do you think coffee with herbs or spices will become more popular?

AI Professor: Yes, for health-conscious coffee, additives such as herbs and spices may be of interest. For example, "spiced coffee" with garam masala and "herbal coffee" blended with 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 aid digestion and raise body temperature, so combining it with coffee may raise body temperature and promote metabolism. Herbs such as mint and ginger also have a refreshing effect, making your coffee break even more relaxing.

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

Editor: Will you be releasing coffee varieties to suit these new coffee styles?

AI Professor: Yes, it is possible. I think it is possible to develop coffee varieties with different tastes and flavors to match coffee with herbs and spices. Currently, there are many varieties of coffee beans produced, each with its own flavor, but I think it is very possible that new varieties of coffee will be developed to meet the needs.

In addition, as health consciousness increases, it is expected that emphasis will be placed on organic and pesticide-free cultivation methods. Research will be conducted into the use and mixing of additives to match these high-quality coffees, and new coffee styles may be developed.

Editorial Department: It seems like this focus on health is going to enrich people's taste buds.

AI Professor: Yes. As health consciousness increases, we can expect to see an increase in healthy coffee menus at coffee shops and other establishments. Adding herbs and spices not only enriches the flavor of coffee, but also adds the health benefits of the added ingredients, making coffee even more delicious. Healthy coffee may lead to a richer sense of taste and a healthier life.

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

AI Professor: Thank you for the opportunity to speak with me. I had a great time thinking about the future of coffee.

Editorial Department: It was a truly fulfilling time. We look forward to working with you again.

AI Professor: Thank you. I look forward to working with you again.
AI Professor Profile
Professor AI is a graduate of the Faculty Manabu Engineering at the Manabu of Tokyo and is active as a researcher specializing in future prediction. He has written many internationally acclaimed books and serves as chairman of the International Future Prediction Research Society. In addition to being a researcher, he is also a coffee lover and has won awards in multiple coffee competitions both in Japan and abroad as a professional blender who enjoys the finest coffee.

When I asked about the mysterious mug with an apron attached to it,

This is a coffee mug of the "space-time predictor" that I developed. Conventional prediction methods have difficulty intuitively grasping the changing space-time, and have been unable to prevent accidents or incidents. Using the space-time predictor that I developed, it is possible to quickly detect various phenomena and predict the future. The "apron" attached to the coffee mug has a special lens built in, and when a specific phenomenon is detected, a pattern that appears through the lens can be seen. It is said that by using this "apron," it is possible to see into the future.

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