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The WiFi Coffee Machine

You've probably figured out by now that I love a good gadget, and you may also have spotted that I enjoy a cup of coffee. Therefore you'd think that a WiFi enabled Coffee machine would be right up my street.....well so did I, until I bought one. 

If you like the look of this machine, or want to read other reviews. You can view it on

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Reader Comments (3)

Hi Mat - don't just sit on the fence - if you don't like it, just say so! Seriously, another great informative video. I'm not in the market for one of these as I'm not really a coffee drinker, and, even if I was, do I really need another gadget to consume my precious bandwidth?

Probably not.

For me, it seems pretty pointless to have shown this at CES - it simply is not innovative enough. Okay, maybe I would have thought better of it had been better designed. Pouring water into the back of the machine is a recipe for disaster, as it having an 'open' top for the beans, and even worse that it can't get rid of the dregs. But nevertheless, you made a good video, and I like the constructive criticism - maybe the manufacturers will take note. I reckon this product will not pass 'the consumer purchase' test.

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterQuaser

Lol, I made a similar "miss"purchase after my old coffee maker kicked the bucket; I've seen many YouTube video's of people using the Keurig coffee makers. I thought they looked nice and the idea of your coffee always being fresh was appealing, so I ordered one, but you know what ? The Keurig just isn't for me - The cost of those pods of the Keurig machine add up fast .
I bought a simple coffee maker (inexpensive compared to the Keurig) and I like it that way.
I fill it with approx.10 cups of water - put in a fresh filter, three scoops of finely ground coffee and press start.
But I like the strong(er) flavour so I wait till the coffee carafe has about one (large) cup worth of coffee- I take the carafe off the hotplate, but I don't want coffee to drip onto the hotplate, so I put a papertowel down for the duration that I pour my first cup- then take the paper towel off and slide the carafe back in place. Unfortunately, that first cup is the only one that has the rich flavour I enjoy.
The others following- from the carafe - are MEH, they're okay. But I learned my more expensive coffee machines for me !
Thanks for your channel - I enjoy your reviews thoroughly- even of things I have no intention of buying !

November 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Another great review, but this machine is not my cup of tea........

November 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEd

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