Skip to main content

The Barisieur Is a Handsome, One-of-a-Kind Tea & Coffee Alarm Clock

At first glance, Joy Resolve’s Barisieur Tea & Coffee Alarm Clock looks like some sort of Rube Goldberg machine designed by an engineer who’s been quarantined at home for far too long. In reality, it’s a legit high-tech coffeemaker with enough convenience features to take your mandatory WFH routine to the next level. Walter White would be proud.


The designers of the Barisieur quite literally thought of everything to ensure that coffee-starved users needn’t even get out of bed in the morning to make their first cup of joe. The machine can sit on a nightstand or dresser and be scheduled to start brewing at any time. In addition to the main tea- and coffee-making hardware, it features an integrated mini-cooler with an infrared sensor to detect milk and keep it fresh and cold 24/7. It’s even smart enough to turn off the refrigeration once the milk has chilled to around 39 degrees Fahrenheit. The built-in storage drawer will keep tea or coffee grounds fresh for up to a week. Just set everything up the night before, schedule the alarm, and awake to the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee.

Related Videos

The Barisieur isn’t an infomercial-esque novelty for churning out just any old cup of coffee, however. Black & Decker sorted that out decades ago. Joy Resolve’s engineers designed the Barisieur to make a great cup of coffee fast. On schedule or on demand, the unit’s smart induction coil boils water in about three minutes. The water is then forced up into a pipet and through a showerhead-style sprayer to distribute over the coffee grounds evenly. It’s all filtered through a dual-layer mesh filter to better extract the coffee oils for a more full-bodied brew without any sediment or grit. Plus, the included reusable stainless steel filter means far less paper waste than a traditional drip-brew coffeemaker.


Even non-geeks can appreciate the handsome aesthetic of the Barisieur. In either color combination — white with blond wood or black with walnut wood — it complements almost any decor. The Euro-inspired form is intentionally minimal with streamlined controls and a simple, retro digital display that’s easy to read and auto-dims at night.

Joy Resolve is already working on the second generation of the Barisieur. The next iteration includes all the features of the original, plus immersion brewing and the capability for multiple servings and even brewing loose leaf tea and tea bags. An included wireless charging mat makes version 2.0 even more nightstand-friendly.

The original Barisieur Tea & Coffee Alarm Clock is available now for USD $495. Those willing to wait a few months for the next-generation Barisieur 2.0 can place their pre-order on Kickstarter. The upgraded version starts around USD $360, and Joy Resolve expects the first deliveries sometime in September 2020.

If you don’t mind putting in a little extra effort in the morning, check out how to make fancy coffee drinks at home.

Editors' Recommendations

What is Matcha? A Guide to Green Tea and its Benefits
what is matcha woman s hands mixing green tea powder in a bowl  overhead view

Ever wondered what’s in that gorgeous green drink you’ve seen all over the 'gram? That frothy, bright green latte, ice cream, and even doughnuts everyone is making much to do about is Matcha. This vibrant green tea has taken the main stage here in recent years, but it’s been a staple in East Asian culture for centuries, rooted in spirituality and highly regarded for its health benefits.

There are many ways to enjoy a cup of Matcha but its truest form is as simple as it is delicious. Here we’ll cover the brew's basics so you can whisk your way to a big green cup of morning bliss.

Read more
Need a Treat? Try Dalgona Coffee, the Internet’s Most Shareable Drink
iced dalgona coffee

In the immortal words of Agent Cooper, as played by Kyle Maclachlan, “Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don't wait for it. Just let it happen.”

Never has this advice been more vital than right now, as we languish under the woeful uncertainty of a public health crisis. But with shelter-in-place conditions having closed off most “treat yo’self” venues, where and how do you source these gifts to self?

Read more
9 Creative Ways to Cook With Coffee, According to Chefs
coffee beans closeup.

Bakers and dessert chefs -- both amateur and professional -- know very well that adding the benefits of coffee to any chocolate treat will provide a welcome balance and highlight the chocolate’s flavor complexities. That said, chocolate isn’t the only ingredient that benefits from a coffee counterpoint. Plenty of savory dishes also thrive with the addition of coffee, including some that you might never expect. We surveyed a group of professional chefs to discover their favorite under-the-radar ways of using coffee in their cooking, and they gave us 9 recipe suggestions that we can’t wait to try.
Don’t be afraid to add coffee to a shellfish spice rub.
When it comes to using coffee as an ingredient in savory, meat-based dishes, some diners believe that the nutty, somewhat-bitter taste of our favorite caffeinated beverage is a natural fit for red meat, but that it doesn’t really suit more subtle proteins like shellfish. However, chef, TV host, and cookbook author Stephanie Harris-Uyidi wholeheartedly disagrees, recommending coffee as a key ingredient for a rub marinade to use on shrimp. “Adding coffee to your seafood spice rub or marinade incorporates a touch of smoky, robust flavor to your meals. It has an additional level of delectable complexity that is surprising to your taste buds and blends well with chili, cinnamon, brown sugar, garlic, and pepper!” Harris-Uyidi explains. She uses this spice rub for her Oaxacan-Style Jicama Shrimp Taco recipe, which you can find here.

Using a coffee crust on fish offers both moisture and rich flavor.
Shellfish aren’t the only ocean proteins conducive to a coffee rub or marinade. According to executive chef David Burke of David Burke Tavern in Brooklyn and Woodpecker by David Burke in Manhattan, “We routinely save coffee grinds and re-purpose them into dishes because they add an intriguing smokiness and aromatics. In the case of the coffee-and-coriander crust [we use on our] sea bass, it keeps [the fish] moist, and you can use it on any fish. [It functions] like a salt crust.”
Coffee highlights the natural sweetness in roasted root vegetables and brings a new dimension to a light vinaigrette.
Coffee may not seem like an obvious flavor element for a refreshing spring salad, but chef Emily Ferrari of Maritana in St. Pete Beach, Florida considers it a perfect match for a salad with crisp greens and roasted root veggies. “Coffee has an amazing bitter note to it that when used in rubs or lightly sweetened goes amazingly with root vegetables. It can work almost like an acid to enhance the other sweet flavors in a dish and tone down the fatty notes that can sometimes overpower a dish and make it too rich. In this case, adding some sherry vinegar and brown sugar [to] the coffee for the dressing makes it this wonderfully rich sauce that coats the greens lightly. Then, adding a coffee rub with chili powder, salt, and brown butter to the vegetables before roasting them and adding them to the salad brings out their natural sweetness and gives a great contrast in flavor with each bite,” Ferrari advises.
If you need an extra dose of savory flavor in a mushroom dish, coffee will solve your problem.
Thanks to their woodsy bouquet and appealing natural funk, mushrooms are very popular meat alternatives, and their inherent savory taste can get a major boost from the addition of coffee. “My all-time favorite [thing about cooking with coffee] is the way it complements mushrooms so very well. Incorporating brewed coffee to a mushroom dish of just about any kind is a wonderful way to bring more depth to the flavor of the mushrooms,” insists executive chef Joey Molteni of Hathorne in Nashville.

Read more