13 Jan 17

On Thursday 19th & Friday 20th of January, dating service Match is set to launch a coffee shop with a difference to help singles find love this January. Those on the lookout for a hot date in 2017 are encouraged to swing by 'Espresso Yourself' – a unique coffee pop-up serving ‘Chappuccinos’, ‘Femmericanos’ and ‘Selffees’, 3D-printed with the profile pictures of eligible Match members.

The service has been designed to encourage time-poor, coffee-loving Londoners to find themselves a date while getting their daily caffeine fix. A menu of eight different Match members (four male, four female) will be available to choose from at the two-day pop-up here @BOXPARK Shoreditch. After picking their preferred tipple, visitors will be handed a free coffee with the profile picture of their chosen single 3D-printed into the coffee’s foam.

While drinking their Chappuccino or Femmericano, they can get to know more about their potential beau (their age, height, occupation, interests etc.) by reading the outside of their specially-designed coffee cup. If they like what they see (and drink) they can simply follow a link printed on the cup to track down their match.

Other singles who want to get involved can even print their own face onto a ‘Selffee’ with the help of one of the on-site staff, before giving it away to someone they like the look of.

To create the unique dating experience, Match has teamed up with Coffee Ripples, who developed the 3D-printing technology which allows life-like images to be printed onto the top of frothy coffees, such as lattes and cappuccinos.

So head on down to our green space between 11am-5pm on Thursday 19th & Friday 20th January for a coffee fix with a twist!