Hidden coffee machines bring pedestrians together in Berlin
By Craig Knowles on Monday, June 15, 2015
Coffee brand Nescafe took to the streets to see how many pedestrians they could make into friends with just the help of a cup of coffee.
The video shows pedestrians who had pressed what they initally thought of as traffic signal but were actually hidden coffee machines equipped with cameras, displays and a mysterious button asking them to ‘push together’. The machines were linked to pedestrians on either side of the crossing, rewarding them for pushing together with a warm cup of coffee.
The stunt took place in Berlin, a cities synonymous with battling to bring people together and causing many pedestrians to engage in conversations that they would otherwise never of had. The stunt generated a reported 33 high fives, 285 waves, 839 smiles and ‘countless’ conversations in one day.
Although these coffee connections might not last the test of time, Nescafe have used a time that most feel lonely and isolated from crowds walking by, to create a laugh and a smile.