Cafe X Names Young Han COO To Fuel Robotic Coffee Bar Growth

Posted On: 9/24/2019

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Young Han has joined Café X as chief operating officer, bringing nearly 10 years of coffee experience and more than 15 years of retail expertise.

Based in San Francisco, Cafe X designs, manufactures and operates advanced systems that serve specialty coffee, tea, and more. The company's mission is to increase productivity in the service industry through automation and is funded by investors including Craft Ventures, Jason Calacanis, Felicis Ventures and The Thiel Foundation.

Most recently, he held multiple executive roles at Limelight Health including vice-president of operations and vice-president of people and culture. Prior to that, he spent three years as director of marketing for Philz Coffee, helping the brand with its national expansion. Young also spent several years at Starbucks where he managed more than 15 locations across the Bay Area and was the spokesperson for its Got Milk? advertising campaign.

"Cafe X is set up to be one of the most disruptive companies in coffee, retail, and customer service as we know it," said Han. "The energy and focus on creating that perfect cup of coffee consistently through the unique merging of service, retail, software and hardware is unparalleled. I'm excited to be joining the team at Cafe X and furthering its journey to new heights."

In the coming months, Cafe X will be launching its newest Robotic Coffee Bars at several airports in the U.S. and will be unveiling its licensing business model. The company is also working on expansion to new markets in 2020, including New York City.

Read more about Young joining Cafe X on his blog here.