The sustainability of the coffee supply chain has come under scrutiny in recent years, especially with the unstoppable rise in coffee consumption. Clean Space, a CCMF grantee, is brewing up a change with its “Specialty Coffee on Tap 2.0”, empowering the coffee and F&B industries to do good and do great with the use of technology.
At the forefront of Clean’s innovation is the Clean Taps 2.0 smart dispensing solution. As demonstrated at their Tsim Sha Tsui pop-up store, Clean Taps can serve up fresh oat milk lattes in under 10 seconds. Customers can simply walk into the shop, pay with Octopus, and enjoy a tasty beverage in no time – just like a café but more sustainable and efficient in every way.
But Clean’s tap-and-go solution isn’t just about speed, it’s a leap forward for sustainability and conscious consumption too. The innovative model uses less energy and creates less waste per cup. IoT sensors and remote controls enable operators to easily manage temperatures, inventory, and hygiene. The start-up also hopes to incentivise better trade and farming practices by making sustainably sourced coffee and plant-based dairy more affordable and accessible.
Clean’s vision extends beyond just coffee. Its adaptable solution can be used by other F&B outfits to serve a diverse range of hot and cold beverages – such as tea, juices, and alcohol – on tap, and with customisable recipes to cater for diverse tastes.
Additionally, Clean Taps’ ease of use allows businesses to operate with an inclusive workforce. The company’s commitment to society is exemplified by its partnership with Heep Hong Society, through which Clean has welcomed two individuals with special educational needs to their team at the TST pop-up store.
With Cyberport’s support, Clean Taps is eyeing an official launch in early 2024. The innovation has already piqued interest across beverage outlets, offices, and lounges.