LG Labs unveils coffee robot DUOBO that can use pods from various brands

    LG Electronics has a new R&D division called LG Labs and the crafty engineers that work there have created a very unique-looking capsule coffee machine, DUOBO.

    LG Labs is the company’s new marketing platform established to deliver experimental and innovative product and service experiences to its customers. DUOBO revolutionises the coffee brewing process with features and technologies that deliver convenience and personalised flavour.

    DUOBO’s dual-capsule extraction system allows for two-shot layered blending, making it possible for users to create and savour their own distinctive blends. Simple control is provided by the DUOBO mobile app, which lets users adjust temperature and pressure to their individual preferences. 

    The new product by LG Labs is compatible with coffee capsules from various brands, offering a wide range of strengths, roasts and flavours for users to match, blend and make their own.

    DUOBO by LG Labs combines innovation with a captivating design. Drawing inspiration from the wonders of space exploration, DUOBO’s sleek and elegant appearance resembles a space probe, embodying the company’s vision of discovering new and intriguing flavours, including the concept of a “taste of space.”

    In a nod to history, DUOBO was launched on July 20, commemorating the momentous occasion of Apollo 11’s first moon landing in 1969.

    One of DUOBO’s features is its integrated full HD IPS display, applied at the space where coffee cups are placed during the extraction process. This display adds an extra layer of enjoyment, providing users with access to a variety of engaging content such as DUOBO exclusive animations and coffee-related information.

    To showcase the remarkable features of DUOBO, LG Labs teamed up with six of the world’s top baristas, including previous winners of the prestigious US Barista Championships. At an event held at The Lost Draft café in New York’s fashionable Soho district, a captivated audience looked on as the skilled baristas demonstrated the ease of using DUOBO, created delightful blends and discussed the unique benefits of the LG dual-capsule system.

    “DUOBO is truly an innovative product, redefining the entire coffee experience from the art of crafting and savouring the perfect cup to establishing meaningful connections with our valued customers,” said Lee Hyang-eun, managing director of the Customer Experience Innovation Division at LG Electronics. “With our unwavering commitment to excellence, we will strive to offer unparalleled customised solutions that cater specifically to each individual’s preferences, ensuring a personalised and delightful coffee journey where customer participation plays a vital role.”

    A futuristic capsule-based coffee machine, DUOBO by LG Labs is available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter starting July 20. Coffee aficionados and early adopters can save 50% with the limited Super Early Bird deal offered exclusively on Kickstarter.

    Availability, pricing and specifications for Australia have yet to be determined. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

    To learn more about DUOBO, visit

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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