Costa Coffee trials drone delivery service in Dubai

Costa Coffee has successfully delivered its first batch of takeaway coffee to customers on the beach in Dubai using specially engineered drone technology.

The Jumeirah Beach Road branch tested out the technology and took their ‘Frostino’ and ‘Cold Brew’ beverages to customers on Kite Beach.

Beach-goers can be seen in the video released by Costa ordering via mobile phone to the local branch, before the drink arrives right at their location within 15 minutes.

The Drone Drop idea came after 82 percent of customers in the UAE said they would make food and drink orders to be delivered by drone.

“Dubai is known for leading the way with innovative technology, and drones are the next frontier for instant delivery,” Shemaine Jones, Head of Marketing at Costa Coffee UAE, said. “Our customers told us they’d love to have their favorite drinks dropped off by drones, so we’re super excited to have successfully tested this service, enabling beach-goers to enjoy ice cold beverages without leaving the comfort of their sun-loungers.”

The coffeehouse has released no exact details yet as to whether it plans to introduce the service or not following the trial.

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