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The Barisieur: An alarm clock that literally makes coffee
Some people seem to be stuck in the stone ages when it comes to alarm clocks. Who in their right mind would want an aggressive, offensively loud, high pitched beep to kick off their day?
We’re sorry if you’re reading this having just woken up to said default alarm. No offense intended. But we do have some wonderful news for you.
What if we were to tell you that a great mind has built the first ever alarm clock coffee machine…Have we got your attention? Good.
Allow us to introduce to you, Joshua Renouf, an ‘industrial designer’ who has put a new spin on the traditional alarm clock. He calls it ‘The Barisieur’ and it literally makes a cup of fresh coffee as soon as you wake up. What sounds wake you up now? The subtle sounds of steel ball bearings, that’s what. As the water boils, the ball bearings vibrate giving you a more natural wake-up call.
Josh (we’re going to call him Josh) also says that the device encourages a healthy pre-bedtime ritual of preparing the beans, sugar and milk. This sounds like sugarcoating a chore but I guess if it’s healthy…
A graduate from Nottingham Trent University, Josh finished with a 1st Class Honours in Product Design, and boy we can see why with this wondrous creation.
As things stand, it’s important to mention that this is purely a personal project, but who knows what’s in store for the future of the Barisieur. There is an option to join a mailing list in order to keep up to date with the latest Barisieur news, and the retail price has been estimated to be around the £150 to £250 mark.
We know we like the idea of starting the day the way nature intended. – what do you think?