The biggest deterrent t0 ordering coffee at a Starbucks is the lines. In an age when we’re constantly refreshing our social media feeds, nothing slows us down like waiting five minutes for the dude at the cash register to decide what he’s in the mood for. Things would be much easier if you could order and pay ahead of time.
Luckily, a few folks in Portland are on the cusp of that new world order.
Starbucks is currently testing an order and pay function for their mobile apps that lets “coffaholics” order ahead of time and pay straight from their phones. They’re calling it, of all things, Mobile Order and Pay.
That means customers no longer have to wait impatiently in line to order their lattes. They’ll just roll in and pick up their drinks.
Does this mean that cashiers will no longer be needed? With tons of folks already paying for their coffee with either a Starbucks card or their phone, we could possibly see a decline in cashiers.
With plans to introduce the new app function city by city, Portland is the first beta city to have it available for testing. The coffee company is also working on making the app available for Android phones.
Here’s to a future where we won’t have to interact with another human just to get some coffee. Though we wonder if “e-buckers” will be allowed to use the bathroom.
h/t + Picthx Wired