It’s really come to something when your coffee machine is more intelligent than your cat, but it looks like we’re now there. The release of the Smarter Coffee Maker seems to be part of a concerted program to kill off the high street coffee shops, and return order to the world. Rather like the times when we all thought instant coffee was absolutely awesome.
The new smartphone controlled coffee machine will grind and brew fresh coffee beans on command or even automatically if you so desire. You can also brew one cup at a time with a special ‘one cup mode’, and most importantly you can set your perfect strength from weak to strong.
The two weirdest things about the device though – apart from the fact that it’s WiFi enabled – is the ability to automatically brew on demand when you get home and when you wake up, and also brew on command from multiple smartphones. Perfect for a post-apocalyptic party scenario. You know what we mean.
But the one feature that blows us away is the integration with IFTTT.com. This means you can set it to automatically brew stronger if you get a cold weather email or SMS in the night. Totally freaky! The product can be ordered now for $227.59 / £149.99. Yeah, that’s a lot of Starbucks!