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David Kahnt
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Imagine waking up every morning with a cup of freshly brewed coffee on your nightstand. Well this new gadget will make your days much easier—especially if you’re not a morning person. The Barisieur, an alarm clock and coffee maker hybrid, is available for preorder through Indiegogo. Created and founded by London-based designer Josh Renouf, the clock was first conceptualized in 2014 and after research and prototyping, Renouf launched a Kickstarter this past May. Now that the team has met their initial fundraising goal, they moved it over to Indiegogo for more funding.

The clock has a sleek, modern design so it’s not an eyesore in your bedroom—choose from a black/walnut or white/ash finish. It can brew coffee or tea and is meant to be a part of your bedtime ritual: Prep the beans or tea leaves in the brewer before you go to bed. You can set a timer so that it brews right before your alarm goes off—then the first thing you reach for after you hit the snooze button will be your cup of coffee or tea. Other smart features include a small drawer for sugar, a vessel to store milk (don’t worry, there’s a cooling component involved), a glass mug, and a USB port to charge your phone or tablet. It’s easy to clean too, since the pieces are dishwasher safe. The design team hopes that with more funding, they can make the alarm clock Bluetooth-activated.

It will retail for $420 once the products are shipped, but if you preorder it on Indiegogo, you can get your own for $299 when it’s expected to ship in September 2017.

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I don't get this... why spend $300 plus dollars on a single cup coffee maker when you can spend $20 a coffee pot with a timer?

Can someone explain to me why this is so expensive?

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DKahnt wrote:
Can someone explain to me why this is so expensive?


Because millennial hipster doofuses.
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I don't know. Here's one at $35 instead of $300 or $420. It's smaller, made by a reputable manufacturer (Black+Decker), makes into an included travel mug (which seems like a good idea for a bedroom maker), and it doesn't look like a grade school science fair project. (Clock lower right; image linked to Amazon, and BGG adds an affiliate tag automatically.)

And a lot of ~$20 pot-size coffee makers have a single cup setting.
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This does seem like hugely overpriced meh.

There'd be a better USP if it was part of an some kind of sleep cycle aware If-this-then-that (IFTTT)-type ecosystem. There are a number of solutions available that (claim to) wake you at the optimum point in your sleep before whatever threshold time you've set, usually based on some combination of sensor pad placed under the mattress and colour-changing bulbs etc. If the coffee maker could be triggered to start brewing at the unpredictable time the alarm started its process, that might be more appealing.

Still wouldn't be worth the current asking price though.



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Really can't imagine it being wise to store food products, like sugar, in your bedroom. Maybe they can kick off their new campaign for a $400+ product to get rid of the ants that will eventually move in. shake
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For $300 you can now spill scolding fluids on your self in bed when you wake up, first thing!

Is the alarm not enough to wake you? Smack this wonderfully brewed fresh pot of coffee; it is guaranteed to get your day off to a roaring start.

No CODs,no checks and no IOUs. Cash or credit. (Slicking back my long greased hair.)
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Is the alarm not enough to wake you? Smack this wonderfully brewed fresh pot of coffee; it is guaranteed to get your day off to a roaring start.

Exactly! I was just thinking how I would burn my hand on the hot plate when I reach for the snooze button...

What would wake me up every time is the smell of diner coffee brewing and sausage patties cooking in the kitchen. (Not at my bedside table!) Put that on an automatic (maybe biological, possibly spousal-ish) timer and I'll be the happiest SOB at work every morning.

Bright-eyed and g*ddammed bushy-tailed. shake

(Can you tell I'm not a morning person? And where's that coffee I ordered?)
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No. Just ... no.

An old battery powered alarm clock in one place (which seldom goes off as I'm already up), and the one nod to newer tech is a Keurig brewer in the kitchen where it belongs. I become the butler, switching on the Keurig water heating and waking up my wife at her preferred latest possible time.
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What about a second cup for me?
What about a cup for my wife?
What about having to go to the kitchen to get the milk, and having to wash the precious milk vial before refilling it?
Who is the market for this? Single hipsters living alone, in an apartment that is so large the bedroom is a 1/4 mile walk from the kitchen?

Coffee is waiting for us every morning in sufficient quantities to satisfy up-to 4 people and provide a road cup. It's called a coffee maker with a time brew feature. There are no *milk decanters that need to be cleaned daily and the coffee is stored in the container we bought it in. The kitchen is about 20 steps from my bedside.

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Just the thing to go with my bacon alarm clock!

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