This Alarm Clock Makes Your Morning Coffee

The Barisieur | Courtesy Barisieur
The Barisieur | Courtesy Barisieur
Photo of Peter Ward
Tech Editor3 March 2017

For a lot of people, the time between their alarm going off in the morning and that first cup of coffee can be a struggle. But fear not, morning zombies, help is on the way.

The Barisieur combines an alarm clock and a coffee maker, meaning users can literally wake up and smell the coffee. Users prepare the Barisieur the night before and can set the coffee to brew before, after or during your morning alarm call. The company says users are then woken by the gentle bubbling of water and the aroma of coffee.

The Barisiuer up close. | Courtesy Barisiuer

The project first hit the headlines in 2014, and garnered a lot of news coverage. And since then the company has been working hard to ensure the product is the best it can be. “We have worked continuously to refine the design, for the perfect quality product, and now here it is,” creator Josh Renouf said.

The Barisieur works quite simply. Before going to bed, users fill the glass boiling vessel with enough water for their morning drink (it works with tea as well). A bung is then placed on top of the boiling vessel, and milk can be added to the specially-designed milk vessel. A cooler ensures that the milk doesn’t go bad overnight. Then the caffeine is added, alarm time and brew time are set, and users fall asleep knowing their coffee or tea will be ready for them in the morning.

The user can set the time the coffee brews. | Courtesy Barisieur.

The company raised over £380,000 in a Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2016 and extraordinarily has also raised $586,000 on Indiegogo. The product is now fast approaching its release date. Backers on Kickstarter were told to expect delivery of the Barisieur around June of 2017. Eager coffee drinkers can pre-order the device now, which will have a retail price of around $420.