Vending Machine Dispenses Free Coffee for Yawns

Coffee Machine

A lot of us bank on our good friend cup o’ joe to get us going in the morning. Or, if you’re really looking for a kick in the pants, espresso tequila. But sometimes we’re just so tired that even asking a barista for a coffee is too much. Cue: this genius invention from coffee roaster Douwe Egberts.

The company recently put a coffee vending machine in the O.R Tambo International Airport that’s equipped with facial recognition software. (Note: this doesn’t get weird, it gets awesome.) If the gadget detects someone yawning, it dispenses a free coffee. So basically, Douwe Egberts is saving the under-caffeinated population, one tired folk at a time.

America, get in on this insanity.

H/T Incredible Things + PicThx YouTube

By Cameron Simcik

Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.

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