Sometimes when things appear too good to be true they often are. Having a warm, freshly brewed cup of coffee sitting on your bedside the moment your eyes open sounds a lot more like a dream than a wake-up call. But the Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock lures you into consciousness with the aroma of fresh coffee – or tea, if you prefer. No queues. No loyalty cards. No arriving late for work in order to grab that morning pick-me-up. Just fresh smelling, great tasting coffee right by your little head every morning.
The coffee alarm clock was initially created by Joshua Renouf, a Product Design Graduate from Nottingham Trent University, for his final project. For a very long time, however, the Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock looked like it was going to be nothing more than a dream – one of those exciting ideas that never make it past its Kickstarter target. That was the way it was looking until Joshua arranged a meeting with Richard Branson and the success of the meeting propelled the project over the Kickstarter line. Since then, the burgeoning British studio has never looked back.
The Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock has become one of the world’s most-sought after home accessories because it’s a premium kind of alarm clock that eases you into the morning with the soothing sounds of bubbling water alongside the freshly smelling coffee or loose tea. It looks pretty good too, with its stainless steel components and glassware that sits on a slim walnut timber tray. You get all that now – and you’re probably all over it – but now you’re probably wondering how it actually works. Don’t worry, we’ve spoke to Josh and got that covered, too.
When making a cup of coffee, The Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock subtly awakes the user through the stainless steel ball bearings that boil water through induction heating, resulting in the heavenly smell of a fresh cup of coffee. Hidden from the light in the walnut frame lies a milk vessel that’s sealed to keep it cool and fresh, while the Corian base and walnut tray can also be easily detached from the machine to help with easy cleaning. Finally, there’s even a drawer for coffee and sugar and options to brew the coffee 5-30 minutes before or after the alarm.
The sounds are soothing and the taste is up there with the best morning caffeine nudge you can find, which makes the Barisieur the perfect wake up call. Especially as its far more enjoyable than the ‘jolt of a buzzing alarm clock,’ as Josh so poetically puts it.
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