Just imagine ... a coffee machine that learns your drinking patterns and adapts itself so that whenever you want a cup of triple espresso at 7am, it's already being brewed to perfection. Thanks to a technology called "ubiquitous computing", appliances are now able to turn on and prepare favourite recipes based on their owner's thoughts.
"For the first several weeks, the machine learns the drinking patterns of its users. Then it adapts. Every Sunday afternoon, it's French vanilla cappuccino time. After dinner, it does up a creamy decaf cafe au lait," says James Pappas, Product Manager at JL Hufford Coffee & Tea
, and inventor of the thinking technology. He also envisions yet another feature that coffee lovers would love - "You have your coffee maker on speed dial," explains Pappas, "and you just give it a call when you are a few minutes from home, and it already knows what to brew. If you want to override preset drink preferences, you can dial in and enter an override drink code."
The coffee monster in me is yelling very loudly "gimme, gimme, gimme"! Enough already.... I'm sold! Where can I get one of those?
Since this is still in theoretical phase, JL Hufford Coffee & Tea
announced last week that it has only begun provisional patent exploration. This means we will just have to wait before we can own our very own super automatic coffee machine.