Fingerprint reader locks down your coffee

The Saeco Xelsis Digital ID SLX 8870 MS incorporates a fingerprint reader to allow for one-touch customization.

Brian Krepshaw
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Brian Krepshaw
Prevents your coffee (settings) from being misappropriated. Saeco

Money may make the world go around, but nothing gets started until people have had their coffee. Luckily for the gears of commerce, coffee is readily available almost anywhere. Unluckily for coffee-lovers, that doesn't mean you will get the exact cup of coffee you want. Some may say coffee is coffee, and just dive in to the closest cup of caffeine on hand, while others are more apt to hold off until their perfect cup is obtainable--and sometimes, just like financial information, that perfect cup needs protecting.

The Saeco Xelsis Digital ID SLX 8870 MS coffeemaker has a fingerprint reader to protect user settings. While the security feature may not lockdown the whole system, it is a novel way to easily access your preferred coffee settings--it stores up to six individuals' customizations. When users touch the sensor mounted on the top of the machine, the individual's profile is called up, complete with a displayed name.

With a built-in grinder, the 15-bar espresso machine makes beverages from start to finish. It has a removable water tank and a color graphic TFT display offers easy viewing of settings. Since you store coffee beans in the machine, brewing a morning cup made exactly to your liking should be as easy as pressing a button--or at least as easy as scanning your fingerprint.