Ever since Markerbot came out with the 3d printer, I’ve looked at the potential of 3d printing and what it means for the near future. Currently the focus is on prototyping. And at best, these devices can only really make plastic figurines. I see it going the other way. I see the potential in the home food products industry.
I recently bought a Sodastream. Have to say I love it! It’s fast and easy to use. Nothing techie about it. Just get some watch and press a button. I like where this is going.
Companies and brands are already doing it for the coffee industry. Even a few years ago, the idea of a good cub of coffee from a capsule was absurd. But now, it’s in peoples minds. Nespresso and Krups capsule coffee is easy to make and really affordable compared to a $5 starbucks. Taste pretty good too.
Just make it easy to use, and have a system in place for easy distribution. And the taste has to be around 80% of a store bought food or drink.