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365 Objects Of Design

The Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

1st January 2015
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Right then first things first. Are you listening at the back there? Thought not. Big night was it? OK change of plan, the first thing is coffee then. We’ll deal with the rest tomorrow when you’ve recovered.

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And this is the coffee I’m talking about. I have often wondered why there is a teasmade but no, er, coffeemade. Twenty years ago (well all right 25) when I lived in Paris, I had a coffee machine with a clock that I could set to brew the coffee at a certain time. As long as I remembered to set it up the night before I could be woken by the aroma of freshly brewing coffee. It was heaven. Then it broke and I never found another one.

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Now, designer Joshua Renouf has come up with this, rather beautiful, coffee alarm clock combined and is hoping to take it into production this year.

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A row of silver ball bearings heat the water through induction and then, as long as you have prepared the night before, the coffee is there in the morning at the time you requested.

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It’s such a simple idea and it looks great too doesn’t it?

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There is a drawer for the coffee and the sugar and a small flask for the milk – because that was the kicker with my machine; you could have black coffee in bed all you liked but you still had to get up and go the fridge for the milk.

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And I don’t know about you but I do really love coffee. Am frankly totally addicted. And would be completely happy to wake up 20 minutes earlier every day so I could have a cup in bed before getting up to face the rigours of the day. Well the getting of two boys to school every morning at least.

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If you are interested in finding out more, or buying it when it comes to market you can register your interest here. It’s going to cost between £200 and £250 and I will definitely be saving up for this one.

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No, no don’t worry, it’s fine, I’ve finished, you carry on with your nap. I’ll see you tomorrow.

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  • poppy 1st January 2015 at 2:13 pm

    what a fabulous coffeemaid – so sleek and what could be better tha waking to the smell of freshly brewed coffee without getting out of bed!

  • Dani H 1st January 2015 at 8:45 am

    Happy New Year!

  • Lesley Anne Burton (Kinney) 1st January 2015 at 8:06 am

    Wow! That’s quite the Heath Robinson contraption. LOL!

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