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Smart Coffee Makers: When Coffee Meets Technology

If you’re like most people, you rely on a hot cup of coffee for that energy spike that keeps you active and alerts the entire day. A load of research has shown that one or two cups of coffee each day can have numerous benefits to your health, including improving mood, fighting stress, and lowering your risk of developing certain ailments. However, there’s more to coffee than just getting it hot and in a cup. Most of us want it tasting a certain way, flavorful and with a certain concentration of caffeine. Some even like it decaf, with cream, milk, with sugar, sugarless, or just plain black. This is the reason many people prefer having a coffee making machine in their homes or office places, not forgetting the convenience of getting to fix a quick cup whenever you feel like you need one. But it doesn’t stop there.

Thanks to technology, we nowadays have smart coffee makers with us, and they’ve taken the art of coffee-brewing to a whole new level.

Here’s what you need to know about smart coffee makers and how they work.

What is a Smart Coffee Maker?

For starters, smart coffee makers go by several different names. Some brands call them programmable coffee makers, whereas others know them as app-connected coffee makers. As far as the brand is concerned, Hamilton Beach and Behmor Connected are probably the best popular options on the market. If you’d rather have a range of options to choose from, here’s a list of more smart coffee makers you can check and pick depending on your budget and coffee preferences. You may also want to consider factors such as the machine’s unique features, size, capacity, and the connection it uses.

Smart Coffee Maker Benefits

In general, smart coffee makers possess features that allow you to make your favorite cup of coffee with minimum effort from your phone through the use of an app and Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection. In other words, you can instruct the machine to make your coffee even from a distance using your phone. You don’t have to press the “on button” but obviously, you’ll need to put in the ingredients! In addition to convenience, the machine is also faster and some versions can even be controlled through voice instruction using smart assistants such as Amazon Echo and Siri. Some also allow you to set an automatic timer so the machine starts making your coffee at a particular time of the day rather than on-demand. Other models will even set custom temperature so the cup of coffee you end up with is just the way you like it.

– More control (remote and voice)
– Less time and effort to make coffee
– Automatic timer function
– No need to manually start the brewing process
– A great addition to smart homes

What Can You Make With a Smart Coffee Machine?

The Wi-Fi /Bluetooth app-controlled coffee machines come in a wide variety of functionalities and capabilities. Some are designed for specific types of coffee such as espresso or regular coffee, whereas others, such as the Illy Y5 Iperespresso can make both. Some versions are also equipped with roasting, and grinding functions as well, so you don’t have to purchase a roaster and grinder separately. The slight downside, however, is that the more features a smart coffee maker has, the pricier it gets.

A Word About Taste

It is not uncommon for prospective consumers to wonder whether coffee made by a smart coffee machine tastes better or different. Well, the truth is that the machine brews your coffee just the same way a conventional coffee machine would, meaning that taste is not altered and will largely depend on your beans and ingredients.

When you think of smart coffee makers, unbeatable convenience is the phrase you should think of. Just when you rise from bed, all you need to do is pick up your phone and instruct the machine to make your morning cup as you get prepared for work. It’s more like placing an order from your app. If you have a smart device such as Google Assistant or Alexa, starting and stopping the brewing process becomes even easier with voice control.

Despite the seemingly high initial cost of purchase, a smart coffee maker can also help you save money while reducing your carbon footprint. Additionally, most models come in a sleek, attractive design to suit any room or space in your home or office. It’s where coffee-making meets technology and it’s beautiful.

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