EVENTMAGAZINE.CO.UK - Jan 10 - Dating site Match will open a singles-only pop-up coffee shop. The 'Espresso Yourself' coffee shop will be open on 19-20 January, and will be located in Boxpark, Shoreditch, in London. Guests will be able to choose from drinks such as 'Chappuccinos', 'Femmericanos' and 'Selffees' while they search for their perfect match. The brand has installed a 3D printer onsite, and coffee will be served with the profile pictures of Match members engraved in the foam. While drinking their coffee, they can get to know more about their potential date by reading the outside of their coffee cup. If they like what they see, guests can follow a link printed on the cup. To create the 3D printed images in the coffee foam, Match teamed up with Coffee Ripples.
Mark Brooks: There's always been a natural affinity between coffee and dating. Yahoo Personals tried a coffee partnership with Starbucks in 2006 where they gave out gift cards to new members. Match has teamed up with Starbucks a couple times, and had a program in 2015 where users could display a Starbucks logo on their profiles and plan to meet dates at Starbucks.