Costa and Barclaycard launch contactless reusable cups

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UK chain Costa Coffee is teaming up with Barclaycard to launch a reusable coffee cup with integrated contactless payments technology for users to pay for their coffee instantly.

Dubbed Clever Cup, the cup will be available in all Costa Coffee for £14.99. The cup is powered by Barclaycard’s bPay technology, enabling customers to track spendings, add balance or control payment using the firm’s app.

Jason Cotta, MD, Costa Coffee, says: “Contactless technology has become increasingly prominent in our daily lives and through the launch of the new Costa / Barclaycard Clever Cup we hope to appeal to those tech-savvy customers to help facilitate and drive environmentally friendly behavior.”

Rob Morgan, head, sales and partnerships, Barclays, adds: “Today’s shoppers are looking for seamless and ‘to hand’ ways to pay. Our wearable chip technology allows almost any accessory to be transformed into a smart payment device, unlocking the benefits of speed and ease in everyday purchases.”

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