Robert Harvey August 4, 2014 03:45 AM I take it you are too young to remember the 'Teasmade', an alarm clock and kettle automation that was the staple of every wedding present list in the 1950s.dreDful device that woke you too early, gurgling and spashing, and which then required cleaning in the one room of the house least suitable for such an operation. Dirk Scott August 4, 2014 06:36 AM See the beast that nearly killed me. http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00637/news-graphics-2007-_637706a.jpgJosh, you have a design fault. Do not put water above power electrics. One day gravity will ensure they meet and give someone the wake up call from hell. 240 volts here in the UK. ...yowch!! I survived, but the Teasmade had to go. JPAR August 4, 2014 10:09 AM erm, perhaps it's easier just to have a coffee pod machine next to the bed and press 'go' when you wake up. It'd be just as quick and avoids any preparation or clearing up. So you're about 50 years too late with this invention.... Bob Flint August 4, 2014 01:48 PM If you are so needy to get your fix, then have it dispensed via timed iv drip. That way you won't knock ever thing off the night table, wait there is nothing else on the night table but this science lab experiment.But there might be room for a mini fridge & and cream dispenser, not to forget the microwave below it.Ah just sleep in the kitchen.... StWils August 4, 2014 03:02 PM This looks cool but the idea was first tried out by GE in the late 70's. Because of cheap design GE's auto coffee maker killed a bunch of people and burned houses over about 18 years before public outrage caught up. And, yes as soon as small kids, cats, dogs or drowsy sleepers stumble into this bad idea the clean-up issues will put this into the next yard sale. Paul Anthony August 4, 2014 03:28 PM Most definitely gets points for styling. Tina Gallagher August 4, 2014 04:33 PM Oh, look. Someone re-invented a coffee maker with an alarm instead of buying one in a store. And he put all the water above the electronics without any safety features such as a covered cup. One sleepy shove and the coffee is all over the electronics, the bedstand and floor. Nope- I think I'll buy a "Mr. Coffee" coffee pot with a timer instead. RehRek August 4, 2014 04:34 PM This is a cool looking programmable coffee making science kit, but you can get an automatic coffee maker today starting at about $20 and put it on your bedside table. I am not going to spend $250-420 for something that makes a single cup of drip coffee. I would be willing to spend a little more because I can see the inner workings, but not that much more. WatchingWithWonder August 4, 2014 05:02 PM Haha!! This is great, but I would be too excited by the prospect of nearby coffee to sleep at all!! :-) KarlS August 4, 2014 11:31 PM In 1965 I built a "Heathkit" (Benton Harbor, MI, USA) AM Clock Radio that had a AC plug on the back that you could plug in a coffee pot and 5 minutes before the alarm went off the plug would turn on and you would have a whole pot of fresh coffee (or tea) when you woke up. I think the price of the kit back then was on the order of $30. It was very easy to build.