App-based coffee kiosk, Briggo, opens at airport

You’re probably almost always running late when heading to the airport. Or maybe it’s just me. Every extra second counts, so standing in line for some scalding hot coffee at kiosk may not be in the cards. Briggo thinks it has come up with a solution. The app-based coffee service allows you to place your coffee order in advance and swing by the kiosk (located near gate 8 at ABIA) and enter a code or flash your digital receipt and pick up your coffee.

The Briggo machine at ABIA. (Matthew Odam/AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The machine officially lunched today at the Austin airport. I downloaded the app while waiting for my JuiceLand smoothie, ordered a latte with one sugar and soon thereafter received a text alerting me the drink was ready. I swung by the machine, tapped in my code (the interface on the Briggo also showed me my drink was ready, using the username I had entered when downloading the app), grabbed my latte (for which my linked card was charged $3.99) and was off to stand in line to get on my flight with fellow passengers marveling at me like I was George Jetson. Or Astro.

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