3D Printing Cafes Serve Coffee With a Side of Technology

June 25, 2015

And they’re headed to the U.S.

The internet cafes of yesteryear are slowly being usurped by coffee shops offering a much newer technology to go alongside their lattes: 3D printing. The Wall Street Journal says 3D printing cafes where customers can print anything from cigarette holders to figurines of themselves “have popped up around the world and are heading to the U.S.”

The cafes currently operating in cities like Berlin, Barcelona, London, and Tokyo, “mostly feature consumer-scale printers” — devices that currently cost, on average, around $1,200. The cafes provide access to 3D printing at a much more accessible price point,…