The UK coffee chain Costa has announced plans to sell a reusable coffee cup called the Clever Cup doubling as a way to make payments using a removable NFC chip (using Engadget) As you get the same 25-ton discount that you already assign to your chain using your cup, you should theoretically leave the chip in your pocket in your pocket while you pick up the coffee.
Coffee can offer this touchless payment technology thanks to a partnership with Barclays. Its bPay initiative has already been proposed for payment technology devices, including wearable and smartwatches. A maximum of 15 credits per chip can be added using the bPay application and should work as touchless (read: NFC) payments are accepted. Incidentally, it includes a competing coffee chain against Manger, which offers a larger 50-foot discount.
Basically, we are on board with everything that encourages people to get a bucket for reuse using disposable alternatives. Each year, less than 1 percent of a million cups of coffee used in the United Kingdom are actually recycled thanks to a plastic coated polyethylene that is used to make it watertight. The Clever Cup is expected to be sold at the end of November at £ 14.99 in Costa stores.