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Coffee machines get Smarter at CES 2015

The Smarter Wi-Fi Coffee Machine combines "bean-to-brew" technology with a connected companion app so you can make your morning cuppa from bed.

Megan Wollerton Former Senior Writer/Editor

Today Smarter, the makers of the iKettle, have announced a £100 Wi-Fi Coffee Machine that will be available internationally -- that's roughly $150 and AU$190 at the current exchange rate.

Smarter's new Wi-Fi Coffee Machine will be on display at CES 2015 in Las Vegas this coming week and features a built-in bean grinder and an Android and iOS app.

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That means that you should be able to control what happens with your brew remotely, including being woken just as your coffee finishes brewing, receiving alerts when it needs to be refilled and even getting a "welcome home" note asking if you'd like it to make you a fresh pot.

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This isn't the first connected coffee maker we've seen. The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew we reviewed last year was designed in collaboration with Belkin's WeMo line so you have some access to your caffeinated beverage from a mobile app. Unfortunately, it didn't make a very strong brew and it didn't actually integrate with other Belkin WeMo products.

We're very interested to see if Smarter's version is able to produce a better cup of coffee and if its app is more on-point. Smarter's £100 Wi-Fi Coffee Machine is scheduled to hit stores in March 2015. In the meantime, check out the rest of our CES 2015 coverage.