The Ripple Maker is a wi-fi enabled countertop device that sits right next to your coffee maker. It prints any image on top of milk-frothed coffee in less than ten seconds, using patented printing technology.
The Ripple Maker simply makes coffee picturesque. Create your froth-topped coffee drink by your usual methods, and ‘Ripple It’ with your chosen image.
The Ripple Maker is a stand-alone countertop device, designed to sit alongside your coffee maker.
Yes. The Ripple Makers is wi-fi enabled, so it’s always connected and ready to use.
Anyone can upload an image for their own coffee with the Coffee Ripples app, available on iTunes and Google Play. Machine owners get access to our regularly updated content library, and can create their own images unique to their business.
The Ripple Maker can be mastered in minutes. There is no need to set aside time for lengthy training sessions.
We recommend cleaning the Ripple Maker at the end of each work day. Be sure to empty and clean the excess drip tray inside the machine.
Ripple Makers do not require regularly scheduled maintenance, just cleaning at the end of each day. All machines are backed by a 1-year comprehensive warranty (or as required by law) and our tiered service plan.
For now, the Ripple Maker is only available for businesses, and is designed for use by a barista. Please sign up for our newsletter to learn about future product updates.
Any beverage topped with frothed milk can be Rippled.
A dense layer of milk froth, poured evenly with a flat surface, is the best canvas for your Ripple.
Yes. Ripples rest atop the layer of frothed milk and will work with any type of coffee (try cocoa!).
Yes. Ripples rest atop the layer of frothed milk, and are not affected by a beverage’s temperature.
Yes. Any milk that is good for frothing is good for Ripples, even soy or hemp.
It takes just a few seconds to create each Ripple.
Yes. Your customers can create their own, one-time Ripples with the Coffee Ripples app, and you can create special Ripples for your own business with our online tools.
Photos make stunning Ripples. Clean, simple, beautiful images with a clean background work the best.
Images should be at least 3”x 3”.
Yes. Ripples can be text, images or a mix of both.
Ripples can have as many, or as few characters as you would like. In our experience, around 72 characters can fit comfortably in a Ripple- without having to break out reading glasses.
No. Ripples can only be uploaded via the Ripples App or through the online tools.
Machine owners have access to an extensive and regularly updated content library, and can personally select which designs to share with their customers.
Each ‘Ripple’ is created with a tiny amount of coffee-based extract. That’s it. Ripples have no sugar, preservatives or artificial ingredients.
The Ripple Pod is a proprietary capsule filled with our patented coffee-based extract.
For now, the Ripple Maker only prints in coffee-based extract. But we are constantly testing out new ideas, and other options may be available in the future.
The Ripple Pods are preservative and artificial ingredient-free, so all Ripples are printed in coffee colors.
Absolutely. Ripples are made from a tiny amount of all-natural coffee extract which does not affect the flavor, quality or safety of your coffee.
No, Ripples do not contain gluten or other allergens.
A single Ripple Pod will create more than 1,000 Ripples.
Ripple Pods aren’t sold individually, they’re included as part of your service plan. Our team tracks your machine’s status and will automatically ship you a new Ripple Pod before it is needed. In case of a pod malfunction or to order extra pods for an event, simply contact customer support.
Ripple Pods are not refillable. Only our specially developed coffee extract can be used to print clear, beautiful, and food-safe Ripples.
Ripples have no non-kosher ingredients, but at this time we do not have an official Kashrut certificate.
No. Ripples Pods can be kept at regular room temperature.
The coffee extract inside the Ripple Pods is made with high-quality coffee mix of Arabica and Robusta beans.
Ripples are created from a tiny amount of coffee extract, adding no calories to a beverage.
Because each Ripple is created from a tiny amount of coffee extract, there is no effect on the quality or flavor of the beverage being enjoyed. The added caffeine content within each Ripple is negligible.
Each Ripple is created using a tiny amount of coffee extract. The caffeine content within each Ripple is negligible, though Ripple is not currently available in a decaf variety.
The Ripple Maker starts at$1500 for direct online sale to US customers, with service plans beginning at $100 per month, paid annually. International pricing will be announced as details and dates are confirmed for each region.
Instead of charging per Pod, Ripples offers a subscription service that includes the Ripple Pods, a regularly updated library of content, and support and service resources.
Yes. All of our machines are covered by a one year warranty, or as required by law.
We are currently accepting orders in the US and Canada, and have a waitlist for international customers. Please fill out our order form and our sales team will be in touch.
The Ripple Maker is an Internet of Things device with location-based technology. The machine will only be activated in regions with an established support network.
We are in the process of developing our international roll-out calendar. Please join our mailing list to ensure you receive the latest updates for your region.
Currently, due to a high volume of orders, we are not offering product trials. Email our sales team and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Ripple Maker is made by Steam CC, a privately held, venture backed company.
We are always on the lookout for top talent. Email us if you are interested in joining the Steam CC team.
The Ripple Maker is available for a select few events each year. Staffing is required. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact form to ask about your event.