This Alarm Clock Brews a Hot Cup of Coffee

Josh Renouf, a UK based industrial designer has created what can be called the most pleasant alarm clock. The designers of alarm clocks have to keep thinking of something that would ensure that the user gets up when the alarm goes off. Simple alarms are not effective for the heavy sleepers who simply switch it off and go back to sleep. There are others that cannot be switched off easily and persist till the user gets up. There are alarm clocks that wake you up with radio or music. What Josh has designed wakes you up with a cup of coffee. That’s right, the alarm clock turns into a coffee machine when it is time to wake you up.


Josh has named it the “Barisieur” alarm clock. It automatically brews a cup of coffee right when you wake up. It is perhaps the best way of easing you through your morning with the smell of fresh coffee. The alarm clock cum coffee maker heats the water and brews the coffee just before the alarm goes off. There are slots built in the machine that have to be loaded the night before. The top of the machine is built like tray which has a beaker like pot to heat the water and a cup for the coffee. The water is heated and it takes the pre loaded coffee and then transfers it to the cup ready to drink.

The designer has an interesting take on the requirement to load the alarm clock cum coffee maker the night before with coffee and sugar. Josh points out that this process of preparation help you fall asleep at night. Once you get used to the preparation process every night it turns into a ritual that signals to the body and mind that it is time to unwind and relax. It help you fall asleep quickly. The claim has been made by the designer himself on his website though no verifiable data has been produced to back the claim. You will have buy the clock to check the veracity of the claim.

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