Waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee is one of life’s singular pleasures. Too bad it comes with a downside: Someone actually has to get out of bed to brew it. Enter the most amazing thing to happen to every not-a-morning-person worldwide, the alarm clock that brews your coffee.
Designed by Joshua Renouf, the Barisieur is every coffee drinker’s dream come true because it’ll boil the water, pour it over your grinds, keep your cream or milk cool, and corral your sugar. Though it’s currently still in development for mass retail, the alarm clock is available for pre-order via a waitlist on Renouf’s site. But this kind of convenience is going to set you back quite a bit—about $300 to $380.
The alarm clock is designed with walnut wood, stainless steel, and glass vessels. Renouf also made sure it can be tailored to your morning habits; if you know you’re a snoozer, you can set the coffee to begin brewing up to 30 minutes after the alarm goes off; if you want your cup immediately, set to start five minutes before your alarm. And if you’re a really stubborn sleeper, you can even set the brewing to be activated only when you flip a switch on the side so that your cup will be perfectly fresh when you’re finally ready to open your eyes.
If, like most millenials, you’re glued to the glow of your iPhone at night, Renouf has an answer: a USB outlet to charge your device.
You do have to set everything up the night before — the grounds, water, and milk — which he hopes will become a ritual, “signalling to the body and mind that it is time to unwind and relax.”