The Smart Coffee Machine
Connected coffee makers definitely not a new idea, but despite the fact that the concept has been floating around for the past few years, there still aren’t all that many of them out on the market.
That’s about to change, as Smarter, the company behind the iKettle has just announced a network-connected coffee machine.
The Smart Coffee Machine is set to make its debut at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas in the coming week.
The machine is pretty much exactly what you’d expect from an app-enabled bean brewer. It can be remotely activated with your smartphone, send you alerts when your brew is ready, and even detect when you’ve returned home and ask if you’d like a fresh cup.
Smarter’s new coffee maker brings in a few new features into the mix including a built-in grinder, which is a pretty big deal. On-demand bean grinding basically translates to fresher, tastier cups of your morning cuppa; not to mention the fact that it saves you the trouble of grinding the beans yourself.
The Smarter Wi-Fi Coffee Machine only brews one cup at a time. This might be music to your ears if you’re a single-serving enthusiast, but if you’re the type who needs an entire carafe of caffeine to wake up in the morning, it could be a big drawback.
Smarter’s Wi-Fi coffee maker isn’t set to hit stores until March, but will be available for viewing and demos in the CES next week.