Barista Station was created while working with my sister who opened a coffee shop in Oct 2019. We were trying solve the communication problem between the cashier and the barista...because let's face it people can make some complex coffee orders!
What it does
Barista Station automatically prioritizes and organizes orders as they come in from the Square point-of-sale and online while allowing the barista to focus on what is most important to them.
How I built it
- reactJS + serverless
- (Because I'm not an animal)
Challenges I ran into
- Adding support for multiple devices was quite tricky while maintaining a single sign on with Square.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Barista Station started as just a fun project and has developed into something I'm really proud of. I love seeing my sister use this in her coffee shop everyday.
What's next for Barista Station
I love seeing people use something I built and get value from it. I would really like to make Barista Station more accessible to any Square merchant for free through https://baristastation.app (not deployed quite yet). In addition, I am planning to open source all of my work on Barista Station. I am excited to see what great ideas the community comes up with!
Finally, my sisters coffee shop had to close for a month during covid and I would love nothing more to give back to her small business that inspired me.