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3. Kitchen and Bath > 37. Brew Your Morning Coffee

Brew Your Morning Coffee

Controlling a coffeepot is the home automation equivalent to a programmer’s “Hello World” application; everyone needs to try it at least once, even if you don’t drink coffee.

The promise of a freshly brewed pot of coffee, timed perfectly to coincide with your morning routine, is the stuff from which marketing campaigns are made. I dare say, this task is second only to home security when it comes to home automation’s raison d'être. Not only is it useful, particularly if you’re a coffee drinker, but it’s also a good starter project because it requires you to learn many of the key practices and concepts necessary for successfully automating other parts of your home. So, let’s have a cup, shall we?


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