Coffee Clock

Coffee Clock

There is an alarm clock that brews a fresh cup of coffee at your bedside.

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The machine measures 10 by 6.5 inches and can fit on a bedside table, inventor Josh Renouf tells Tech Insider. He combined the words "connoisseur" and "barista" to get its name: the Barisieur. Like many digital alarm clocks, you can charge your phone by connecting it to the alarm's base.

But unlike most alarm clocks, the Barisieur also brews a cup of coffee or tea next to your bed. You can store coffee grounds, tea leaves, or sugar in the small drawers in the base.

The Barisieur is an induction coffee maker, which Renouf says is safer than having a normal coffee machine next to your bed. Before going to sleep, you fill the beaker with water and put a few scoops of grounds in the reusable stainless steel filter.

When your alarm goes off, the machine heats the water and a narrow tube funnels it over the coffee grounds. You can also program it to brew the coffee up to 30 minutes in advance. The machine fills the cup below with hot coffee.

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