The Best Part Of Waking Up: Coffee Brewing Alarm Clock

August 1, 2014


This is The Barisieur, a fancy coffee brewing alarm clock that looks like a mini meth lab designed and built by Josh Renouf. Because when you wake up, you need coffee, and you need it f***ing NOW. Not a bad idea (just not as good as an IV on a timer that starts injecting coffee straight into your veins at 7AM).

Instead of a jarring alarm, the Barisieur wakes the user through the subtle sound of steel balls jostling in a water boiler -- the balls heat the water through induction -- and the smell of freshly brewed coffee. The device also features a drawer for coffee grounds and sugar, and a vial for milk.

Awesome, I'm going to build my own. I will not do a very good job. Then, one day in the very near future, I will wake up in the morning to my nightstand on fire. Which *lightbulb goes off in head* OMG -- an alarm clock that wakes you up with a house fire! Get up or die, it's genius! *patting myself on the back* Whoa, do I have a nipple back there?!

Keep going for several closeups.





Thanks to Thomas W, who wakes up the old fashioned way: when the sun comes up. Classic!

  • Baristalive

    This device is now going to be a reality. They started a kickstarter. You can read about it here

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  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Why is there a motherflippin' teasmaid on geekologie...?

  • BiggyD!!!

    Either the jangling of the metal balls isn't going to be loud enough to wake me up or its going to be loud enough to be annoying once I have woken up. How exactly would you make it stop jangling? because the usual "just hit the top of it and go back to sleep" approach is only going to result in 3rd degree burns.

  • MustacheHam

    Interesting idea, more inventive than what I've done.
    • Uses cheesiest music on cell alarm & buys favorite breakfast cereal (cinnamon Chex).

    I wonder if there can be an alarm that combines the two as well?

  • Zachary Zarko

    Great idea. You finally get a girl into your bedroom, then she sees that contraption and thinks you're making meth.

  • zethreal

    If she doesn't know a coffee maker when she sees one, she's not the kind you want to associate with.

  • Zachary Zarko

    How many coffee makers have you seen that use Erlenmeyer flasks? Are you some kind of mad coffee scientist?

  • zethreal

    looking at it, it is obviously moving one liquid to a filter system... either you're making moonshine or coffee.

  • Zachary Zarko

    Doesn't meth have a liquid filtering process? If not, it should.

  • zethreal

    I've never made it, so I couldn't tell you.

  • the only thing to get your coffee speedier would be integrating a pump which shoots it intravenous in your blood

  • captain kringle

    i believe that was mentioned int he article

  • sue me

  • Xankar

    Gotta get dat blood circulating at maximum speed!

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