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Coffee roastery uses AI to create an unique blend and the results are mind-blowing

They used AI tools like ChatGPT and Copilot and asked them to make a blend that coffee enthusiasts would love.

Coffee roastery uses AI to create an unique blend and the results are mind-blowing
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Masood Aslami; AP News | Svante Hampf

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has successfully aided people in various industries. Many are now experimenting with the tool to improve their business and products. An artisan roastery has launched a coffee blend made by artificial intelligence in a trial in Helsinki, Finland. They are using it to streamline the traditionally manual roasting process, reports AP News. The blend was introduced in the Kaffa Roastery last week in Finland, a country known for drinking the most coffee worldwide at 12 kilograms per capita annually, per the International Coffee Organization.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Sanket Mishra
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Sanket Mishra

The "AI-conic" blend was introduced through a collaboration between Finland's third-largest roastery, Kaffa Roastery, and local AI consultancy, Elev. Svante Hampf, the managing director and founder of Kaffa Roastery, told the outlet they wanted to try out how AI could help in coffee roasting. "We gave descriptions of all our coffee types and their flavors to AI and instructed it to create a new exciting blend," Hampf said. Elev said they asked AI tools like ChatGPT and Copilot to make a blend that coffee enthusiasts would appreciate. AI not only crafted a blend using beans from Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Guatemala, but it also designed the coffee packaging labels and provided a detailed taste description, describing "AI-conic" as a "well-balanced blend of sweetness and ripe fruit."

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tom Swinnen
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tom Swinnen

Hampf was surprised by AI's selection of four distinct coffee bean varieties, deviating from the usual choices. Kaffa Roastery's coffee experts, after roasting and blind testing, gave the blend the go-ahead. According to them, it was perfect and did not require any changes. Elev spokesperson Antti Merilehto said it was a "tangible example of how AI can introduce new perspectives to seasoned professionals" while providing coffee lovers with great experiences.

Kaffa Roastery wanted this trial to start a conversation among coffee professionals about its future in Finland. The country has a strong coffee culture and a love for technology. Hampf said, "This (trial) was the first step in seeing how AI could help us in the future." He added that the project got the artisan's skills and AI data together. "I think AI has plenty to offer us in the long run. We are particularly impressed by the coffee taste descriptions it created."


While talking about AI, the host of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart, recently spoke about AI's future impact. "We have been through technological advances before and they all have promised a utopian life without drudgery. But the reality is, they come for our jobs. So, I want your assurance that AI isn't removing the human from the loop," he said. He was unsure about some CEOs' promises that AI would help employees manage their jobs, cure diseases, etc. "Are you out of your mind? See, here's the thing. Toast, I can make. I can make toast. It might be the only technology we have that works pretty much every time. I'll tell you what: Why don't you get to work on curing the diseases and the climate change and we'll hold down the fort on toast," he shared after showing a clip where Mark Zuckerberg was making a toast using AI.

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