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Mini knows how you take your coffee after a test drive

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Oct 11th, 2012 at 4:58PM

Mini Netherlands wanted to give its countrymen a good reason to test drive its cars, so it threw in a free cup of coffee with the spin – but not just any old cuppa joe. Cars were fitted with a sensor that analyzed the driver's style. The chip was then placed in a special coffeemaker that produced a blend to match the driving; middle-of-the-road test pilots would get a lungo (long) coffee, test-the-rollcage types were given a ristretto (short, and stronger). The knock on the head for U.S. drivers? Milquetoast test drivers were given an Americano – a watered-down espresso. You... Read More

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