The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024 has once again astonished attendees with a variety of innovative food tech. This year’s event showcased how tech is increasingly interwoven into the food and beverage world, presenting everything from AI-driven kitchen gadgets to sustainable food solutions. Let’s dive into some of the most exciting and groundbreaking new food tech revealed at CES 2024.
Bunafr, a Seattle-based coffee tech startup, introduced its intelligent coffee roasting appliance at CES 2024, showcasing the latest in new food tech. This fully automated, smoke-free roaster incorporates multiple bean temperature sensors, real-time roast control, first crack detection and climate control technologies, demonstrating a significant leap in home coffee roasting technology.
Coldraw, a botanical brewing tech innovator, presented its unique non-alcoholic beverage brewing technology at CES 2024. This new food tech uses tea leaves and herbs to cater to the growing “sober-curious” consumer market. Coldraw’s botanical brewing technology was even recognized as a CES 2024 Innovation Award Honoree in the Food and AgTech category.
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Making ice cream at home usually requires several hours, but ColdSnap‘s innovative no-clean ice cream machine significantly speeds up the process, delivering ice cream in just two minutes. This device functions similarly to a Keurig but for ice cream. Users simply select their desired flavor, such as salted caramel or coffee, insert the pod into the machine and it swiftly dispenses a chilled treat within minutes using a QR code on the pod for flavor recognition.
Frazy, a pioneer in custom beverage technology, unveiled a groundbreaking robotic beverage machine at CES 2024. The FrazyBot, offering café and bar-quality beverages at the touch of a button, features “Ingredient-Sensing Robotic Technology (InSeRT)” to prepare a range of drinks, including coffee, cocktails, tea and boba.
Nuvilab, a leader in food waste analysis and nutritional insights, returned to CES 2024 with an enhanced version of its AI Food Scanner. Building on its previous success, Nuvilab introduced the Care Manager solution, using AI to track diets and manage chronic diseases. The AI Food Scanner 3.0 offers a range of solutions, such as managing food waste, customizing meal preferences and providing tailored nutritional healthcare.
6. Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics introduced the 2024 Bespoke 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with AI Family Hub+1 at CES 2024, integrating new food tech with AI advancements. This refrigerator employs “AI Vision Inside,” a blend of image recognition and AI, to identify around 30 types of fresh foods, guiding users in meal preparation based on available ingredients.
Cooking and baking technology leader Sevvy showcased its Sevvy Smart Cooker, a cutting-edge appliance that employs pulsed electric field-based and Ohmic heating. This innovative new food tech enables quick and low-temperature food preparation, positioning the Sevvy Smart Cooker as a CES 2024 Best of Innovation award winner in the home appliance sector. Notably, this new food tech appliance utilizes 90 percent less energy compared to traditional ovens and cookers by using integral heating, which passes electrical currents directly through the food.
TechMagic, based in Tokyo, showcased its innovative cooking robot at CES 2024, a breakthrough in new food tech. The I-Robo, already an award winner in the robotics category and tested in Japan, addresses global restaurant labor shortages. This robot features cooking automation, automatic seasoning and a self-cleaning frying pan, exemplifying the potential of new food tech in commercial kitchens.
The new food tech displayed at CES 2024 not only promises to transform home kitchens but also our approach to food consumption, preparation and sustainability. These innovations are a testament to how technology can enhance our culinary experiences while also addressing important environmental issues. As these technologies develop, we can expect to see an even greater impact on both the food industry and our daily lives.
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