October 15, 2018

Smarter Coffee Machine: Wake up and “Espresso” yourself

About the product

Morning happiness is when you step out of bed and find your freshly brewed coffee hot and ready to sip. Smarter coffee machine makes this possible by scheduling your coffee to be ready at a particular time in the morning. If you are a fan of grinding the coffee beans just before brewing it, then the good news is, this coffee machine comes with an in-built grinder.

Learn more about the product features here.

Concept and Design

It is quite a stylish looking coffee machine with a sleek body and simple design. The machine has a tall structure with the grinder on top that does not take up much space. The body has a combination of steel finish and plastic panels. The plastic panels are removable and available in 3 colours – black, red and ivory (white). Although the machine can be controlled using the app, there are basic manual buttons on the sides which are good for quick use.

Use and Performance

Smarter coffee machine can make up to 12 cups of coffee at once.

Take your favourite coffee blend and pour it into the grinder on top. The grinder allows you to choose how fine you want the beans to be grounded which in turn effects the time for which the water passes through it.

If you do not wish to grind the beans, you can just use grounds in the filter and sidestep the grinder. Based on your taste preference, select the desired coffee strength– strong, normal or weak.

The machine links to the Smarter app (available for Android and iOS) over Wi-Fi. The app lets you know when the coffee has finished brewing, and when the machine is no longer keeping the pot warm.

The app shows the level of water in the machine. But, one thing that’s missing is indication of the level of coffee.

The Good

  • Affordable option with a built-in grinder
  • App can be used to schedule a coffee brew
  • Smarter coffee machine is compatible with Smarter app available for Android and iOS
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Heating plate keeps the coffee warm for about 40 minutes
  • Uses less counter space because of its tall design

The Bad

  • Cannot make a coffee with milk (cappuccino or latte)
  • Quality of coffee could be better

Verdict

This is a good option if you are looking for a coffee machine with smart features at an affordable price. It is difficult to find a smart coffee brewing machine with a built-in grinder at this price. However, if you are too picky on the taste of your coffee, then this may not be the best option.

To purchase the product, visit the company’s website here.

Source:

https://www.cnet.com/reviews/smarter-coffee-2nd-generation-review/

https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/smarter-coffee-machine

https://www.pcmag.com/review/357823/smarter-coffee-2nd-generation

https://store.smarter.am/products/smarter-coffee-2nd-generation-uk-plug