Coffee has gotten some of us through the tumultuous times of late-night papers, early morning flights, and long afternoon meetings. It’s also ritualistic, making mornings feel complete so you can focus on the rest of your day. Whether you take it black, or full of cream and sugar, there are some pretty impressive tech gadgets out there that up the ante on your coffee. Here are a few contraptions that will give you delicious high tech coffee.
1. If you’re a huge science lab fan and like to wake up with a cup of joe right next to your bed, check out this beaker-like setup with the Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock Coffee Maker. This contraption wakes you up while brewing fresh coffee that allows some of the oil from the beans into your cup expanding the flavor profile, unlike your typical filter coffee maker. Prefer milk? This baby keeps it cold overnight with a Peltier cooler. Its infrared sensor will automatically activate when milk is present, so you don’t have to walk over to your fridge. If you prefer tea, it will do that too.
2. Whether it’s a hot day or you only like cold coffee, the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker is just for you. Pour in scalding hot coffee and your coffee will be ice cold in less than 5 minutes with no ice to water it down.
3. The AeroPress has a large following that aficionados boast makes the perfect cup of coffee, but you can tech it a step further with the AeroPress Timer App on iOS. Take advantage of their recipe guide and timer so you can create your heavenly brew to your exact preferences.
4. Blue Bottle Coffee’s Acaia Pearl Scale digital scale does much more than meets the eye. This highly accurate digital scale detects weight and its changes with evaporation. It also monitors the time and flow-rate as your coffee brews for the perfect cup. The Acaia app is available for iPhone and Android and connects by Bluetooth 4.0 so you can sync the timer with your mobile device and charge it through a USB port.
Coffee may be as old as time, but these tech devices will bring your caffeinated experience into the 21st century and make it better than ever.