This afternoon I'm in the San Francisco airport, waiting for my last flight to the day to Portland, Oregon.
So far I've already been up and traveling for 21 hours, and I've still got a few hours to go before I arrive. And when I do get there, I'll still be up for several more hours!
This called for some good coffee that I went in search of here at the airport.
I DID NOT expect to get my coffee from a robot!
As I was walking through the airport I saw this funny looking little kiosk.
Only out of curiosity did I go over to look at it (never intending to buy coffee from there).
But when I saw that they were selling Intelligensia coffee, the kind that Tyler once brewed when he worked for them downtown Chicago, I decided to give it a try.
The entire process was automated, even choosing the type of beans and milk that you wanted. I opted for an Americano with Oatley oat milk, which I watched the robot prepare!
Sorry to all my barista friends (which includes my sons!), but honestly, this was one of the best cups of coffee I've ever had!
It was just the right amount of everything, perfectly prepared, and did the trick in giving me a nice jot of energy to continue on with my trip!