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The Smarter coffee machine lets you brew your perfect cup of coffee from your smartphone or tablet
The Smarter coffee machine lets you brew your perfect cup of coffee from your smartphone or tablet
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Smarter Coffee lets you brew your perfect cup of coffee from your smartphone or tablet
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Smarter Coffee lets you brew your perfect cup of coffee from your smartphone or tablet
The Smarter Coffee app functionality includes customizing your favorite drinks and setting your home location
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The Smarter Coffee app functionality includes customizing your favorite drinks and setting your home location
Smarter Coffee's Welcome Home mode means you can have a hot cup of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work
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Smarter Coffee's Welcome Home mode means you can have a hot cup of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work
Smarter Coffee's Welcome Home mode means you can have a hot cup of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work
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Smarter Coffee's Welcome Home mode means you can have a hot cup of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work
The scheduling function lets you set the days you want to use the Smarter Coffee machine
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The scheduling function lets you set the days you want to use the Smarter Coffee machine
Wake up to freshly-brewed coffee at a set time with Wake-up mode
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Wake up to freshly-brewed coffee at a set time with Wake-up mode
The Smarter Coffee app lets you select the number of cups, coffee strength and how full you'd like your coffee cup, as well as a host of other functionality
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The Smarter Coffee app lets you select the number of cups, coffee strength and how full you'd like your coffee cup, as well as a host of other functionality
The Smarter coffee machine lets you brew your perfect cup of coffee from your smartphone or tablet
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The Smarter coffee machine lets you brew your perfect cup of coffee from your smartphone or tablet

Billed as "the world’s first bean to cup, Wi-Fi-enabled coffee machine," Smarter Coffee lets you brew your perfect cup of Joe from your smartphone or tablet. The Smarter app controls the grinding of beans, coffee strength and how many cups to make, then wakes you when your coffee is ready and keeps it warm for 20 minutes.

The free iOS and Android apps provide a host of other features including notifications when the machine it needs more water or when it's running low on coffee beans. You can set schedules to suit your lifestyle. Want your coffee a couple of hours later on a Sunday morning to get some extra shuteye? No problem.

The Smarter app can also learn your routines and suggest times you might want a cup of coffee. There's even a Welcome Home mode so you can have a cup of fresh, hot coffee waiting when you walk in the door after work (now, if only it could learn to pour a glass of wine...).

The Smarter Coffee machine can brew up a single cup or, with the help of the included Smarter Carafe, up to 12 cups at once. Use your favorite fresh pre-ground beans or grind fresh beans to your preference (coarse, medium or fine).

Setting up a community of users allows you to send and receive drink requests, share devices and swap tips, while the Smarter leaderboard lets you rate other user's coffee-making skills and share on social media and within your network.

The 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Smarter Coffee machine is compatible with IFTTT, Apple HomeKit and all major connected devices. So if your wearable tracker notices you've had a bad night's sleep, the Smarter app could recommend a stronger coffee when you wake up.

If you think your kitchen isn't complete without the Smarter Coffee machine (RRP US$199.95) you'll need to wait until March to get your hands on one, although you can pre-order from Firebox now (note that it will ship with a UK plug only so coffee lovers in other countries will need to purchase an adapter). It will also be available in Apple stores across Europe.

The Smarter Coffee machine isn't the only app-driven, bean-grinding, Wi-Fi-connected coffee machine Gizmag has reported on. Last year's Bruvelo coffee maker fell short of its funding target on Kickstarter and therefore did not make it into production. Its developers have announced plans to relaunch a fresh crowdfunding campaign for a new and improved machine soon, though.

Source: Smarter

3 comments
Devon Nullz
OK, so 99% of the coffeemakers priced under $300 can't even do the basics right: setting and constantly holding an accurate brewing temperature to make proper coffee. So if some company comes in and spends a huge chunk of the manufacturing price instead on busy-box electronics that allows you to watch and set inaccurate controls on your smartphone, suddenly that bad coffee is techno-riffic. Right...
Spencer Salva
The grinder is usually the most important component of making good coffee and, with the possible exception of some super automatics that cost into the thousands of dollars, those integrated into coffee makers just haven't been very good. I hope they spent some time on the grinder (and other coffee features, like achieving & maintaining the correct temperature) and not just making this wi-fi enabled, because I personally don't care how convenient a poor cup of coffee is to make.
Arf
Oh cool! e-coffee! So I can be harrassed by my coffee machine because it needs more water (something easily discerned by looking at it while getting my coffee)? Brilliant! Oh, I just had an idea! A toilet paper roll that texts when it's low on TP, or wait! Socks that alert you to when they have a hole, or ...
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