As regular readers and visitors to Startacus will know, we’re well into coffee - in fact almost as much as we’re into all things startup.
Therefore, when we come across a startup which has coffee at its very core, we know we’re going to love it. And we reckon you’ll feel the same when you read about our latest Startup of the Week.
DripApp is an app which allows users to purchase prepaid coffee plans at independent coffee shops across London.
Here’s how it works:
Simply set up an account, then add credit. You can then choose either to top-up as you go by getting credit for 5 or 10 drinks or instead selecting the monthly unlimited drinks option. You then select the drink you’d like from the app, hand the barista your phone and they will then enter a 4 digit code in order to complete the payment. Simples!
By using DripApp, you could save up to 50% of the cost of your daily coffee since the DripApp folk have negotiated discounts with all the coffee shops that they’ve partnered with. How good is that?
What we particularly like about the partnerships they’ve made is the fact that they’re all with independent coffee shops. You’re therefore assured of getting a quality coffee which has been prepared by a barista who actually takes pride in their work! No sloppy chain stuff here!
The app also has a handy inbuilt map feature so you can check out where those coffee shops are and hopefully discover some hidden gems that you might otherwise have missed.
There’s lots to love about DripApp. The convenience. The cost savings. The support of independent artisan coffee shops. The discovery of new places. We could go on!
The only thing we don’t like is the fact that at the moment it’s entirely focused on London. We know though that there are plans to expand beyond the capital and to put it frankly, we can’t wait!