Smartphones of the modern day and age are no less than the Greek gods and goddesses of the mythological lands. They can accomplish anything! But have you ever heard that a smartphone could also help you brew coffee?
You got it right, folks! They certainly can! Our interaction with some of the basic electronic equipment is evolving thanks to this amazing new technology known as the Internet of Things. By connecting to your wireless network, these new intelligent devices offer you the opportunity to exercise control over them remotely using your smartphone. And coffee makers are also included in this list of devices.
You simply need the appropriate coffee maker to accomplish this task. Let’s have a look at some of the wonderful inventions of the modern technology that let you prepare coffee with your smartphone.
1 – BrewGenie BG120 Smart Coffee Maker
With an aim to ensure that brewing coffee could not get more convenient than this, the BrewGenie BG120 Smart Coffee Maker also endeavors to make the coffee preparation process safer. It also incorporates reminders that can be transmitted right to your smartphone without even requiring a WiFi router via a free app that can be downloaded either from Google App Store or Apple iTunes Store. Now, you will never forget to begin your day with that incredible cup of morning joe.
2 – Behmor Connected Temperature Controlled Coffee Maker
Boasting a trendy design, the Behmor Connected Temperature Controlled Coffee Maker comes with an Android and iOS powered smartphone app that lets you configure timers, develop customized coffee profiles and even set your desired temperatures so you can prepare the perfect cup of coffee from your bed to tantalize your taste buds.
3 – Mr. Coffee Smart WiFi Enabled WeMo
Touted as one of the most popular drip brewers out there, the Mr. Coffee Smart WiFi Enabled WeMo showcases a large sized 10 cup flask; thereby allowing you to prepare coffee in large amounts. To put the cherry on the cake, the Mr. Coffee Smart WiFi Enabled WeMo comes with a free Android and iOS driven smartphone app that is ridiculously easy to install. It enables its users to configure reminders, schedule brews and carry out tons of stuff in addition to accessing the coffee maker from any location in the world as long as you have data connection available at your disposal.
4 – Nespresso Prodigio Smart Coffee and Espresso Maker
You hear it right! You can even brew espresso with your smartphone. Engineered to brew that fabulous cup of coffee and espresso, the Nespresso Prodigio Smart Coffee and Espresso Maker can be coupled with any Bluetooth enabled device so that you can maneuver it from the comfort of your couch while being in its connectivity range.
5 – Scanomat Top Brewer
Regarded as one of the most sophisticated coffee brewers out there, the Scanomat Top Brewer can be installed in your kitchen and maneuvered via an Android or iOS driven smartphone app. It prepares high quality coffee every time you tell it do so. It is distinct from its counterparts in the sense that it is installed in your kitchen as one of the other permanent devices such as the kitchen sink. It certainly is one of the coolest coffee brewers to have hit the shelves in a long time.
6 – Smarter Coffee
Claimed by the manufacturers as the first smart coffee maker in the world, the Smarter Coffee gizmo is loaded with all the requisite features and components of a traditional coffee maker. It is accompanied with a free smartphone app that is compatible with both Android and iOS. The app can be used to calibrate the flavor and strength of the coffee as well as schedule brews as and when required.
7 – The Auroma One
The Auroma One is yet to be made available to the consumer but we thought it worthwhile to include it in our list as it amalgamates both the grinding and brewing processes into a single automated process. The Auroma One has been engineered by a burgeoning startup whose Kickstarter campaign has reaped significantly rich dividends so far. We hope that this gem of a machine will hit the shelves soon enough.
8 – The Arist
The Arist is yet another fantastic device that promises to be one of the most advanced combinations of a coffee brewer and a smartphone app. It has also been designed by a flourishing startup running a successful Kickstarter campaign but there is considerable amount of disappointment being felt amongst the investors with regard to its release. The development process is still going on despite being quite slow. We would not advise you to invest in it but it certainly is one to lookout for.
9 – iHome Control Smart Plug
Essentially iHome Control Smart Plug is not a brewer but a plug that is connected to an electricity outlet in your kitchen and the coffee maker in turn is connected to the plug. This device enables you to maneuver certain features of the coffee brewer. The possibilities may be limited but it does represent an affordable option for those looking to go smart without having to spend at an arm and a leg for that elusive intelligent coffee maker.
10 – Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Outlet
This is yet another outlet similar to the one mentioned above but it is compatible with Bluetooth and lets you keep track of different aspects of your coffee maker while at home. It grants you only fundamental control over the device but it does enable you to oversee energy consumption and also configure on and off times with your smartphone. Since it is compatible with Bluetooth, so you will only be able to maneuver it while you are at home due to its limited range but it comes up as a nice innovation for smaller electronic appliances such as a coffee maker.
The Wrap Up
You can brew coffee with your smartphone if you have the requisite gear. We will never be in support of automating the entire process but using one of these smart gadgets certainly make your life convenient and cuts down on effort and time. So, if you are looking to begin your coffee brewing process while you are still at office and want your coffee ready for you when you come back home, you should get your hands on one of these devices for sure!