Have your coffee ready when you wake up?

Hi everyone!

Since I did not immediatly found something that answered my question on the forum, I’m posting it here!

I was wondering if there are people that automated their coffee machine, and if so, how & which machine. I have a Dolce Gusto Oblo. Unfortunately, when I plug it in, it does not automatically turn on. I have to tap the power button for it to start “heating”. When it’s done (of before) I can flip a lever to choose whether I want hot or cold water. Since the device does not automatically turn on when it gets power, I assume a smart switch won’t do the trick for me :frowning: … Soooooo, therefore I’m curious to how all of you smart people out there might have solved this :nerd_face: !

Thanks for sharing! <3

A “normal” coffee machine Like this wil do

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Your coffee machine can possibly be switched on with the Fibaro Smart Implant.
Fibaro Smart Implant
However, it is necessary to open the coffee machine and solder the Smart Implant. Electrical knowledge is essential.
The current Fibaro Beta-App supports the Smart Implant. However, I do not know which functions are supported.
But even if this should work, the problem remains with the heating phase and the selector stick.
Have you ever switched on the coffee machine when the selector stick is already set to heat?

Concerning smart coffee machines, just google and check if there are apps for it. Or use a normal coffee machine like Joel suggested.

I have some electrical knowledge, but very limited on solder-level :sweat_smile: . That + the fact that it’s still in beta and so doesn’t really encourage me to go down that road atm, but thanks for sharing :slight_smile: !! I haven’t switched it on when the selector stick is already set to hot water, but I assume it would start as soon as it’s heated. I’ll test it later!

On the talks with Homey there’s only one smart coffeemachine, that costs 2099 € xD…

Some Siemens coffee machine with Home Connect should work with this app:
https://apps.athom.com/app/com.home-connect
Price >= 1.300 €

Well, i’ve got such a device and while it is working like a charm, it is of not so much use. I can let it turn on automatically and I can have it start the coffee making. But I have to prepare so much (fill the water, trow away the old coffee make sure there are enough beans and make sure there is a cup beneath it).

And then, it starts flushing first. When turning on the device, it first cleans the pipes… don’t know how its called in english, but its ‘spoelen’. You just don’t want that water in your cup.

So now i let it turn on when my alarm clock goes. It saves me a little bit of time in the morning. Of of practical use… not that much, albeit, nor does the connect app.

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Well, these are the little traps you don’t think about in advance. :joy:
@Mitch_P , the simplest, safest and cheapest variant is a very simple coffee machine with toggle switch and an additional WallPlug… :man_shrugging:t3:

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And that solution comes with a nice benefit. The smell of fresh coffee in the morning is priceless if you ask me. You don’t have that with a device like mine.

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See smarter for keyword, intelligent coffee maker.

For a type of coffee machine that has to be started with a button press, I made this solution, so it can be “presetted” and the machine doesn’t need a modification. (in my case a Philips HD7692 it works perfect)

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That’s cool!

Wow nice! Clever thinking :ok_hand:!

I was thinking about Fibaro Smart Implant but had not enough info about it. Thanks for sharing.
I like drinking coffee in the morning, and smart coffee maker for the moderate price still remains in my dreams. I’m now owning EspressoWorks (bought a whole bundle on Amazon) and it’s not “smart” at all (missed this info when was reading espresso machines comparison).

https://manuals.fibaro.com/smart-implant/ this is not a switch/relay so not able to control a machine, can just be used as a sensor.

" It can also control devices by opening/closing output contacts independently of the inputs."

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Hey, Mitch! As far as I know, Dolce Gusto are themselves unreliable, they got a lot of probs with sensors. If you want to avoid these problems, I suggest you update it to an automatic or super-automatic machine like Gaggia or Breville. Also, fresh water and decent beans makes the sense
Best wishes, Frank

Jura E8. Automated with Switchbot. Works great !

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I have one of the old, simple, filter machines connected to a smart socket. I fill it with water and put coffee in the filter at night and turn it on at the machine (it is an old fashioned toggle switch). Then my withings sleep mat detects me get out of bed in the morning and turns the smart socket on. By the time I have showered, etc, the coffee is ready.

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There actually exist a Xiaomi capsule coffee maker that supports MiHome app (Xiaomi Scishare Capsule s1102). There’s no Homey app that supports it, as far as I know, but I would guess it can be added to one of the Xiaomi apps out there as it apparently supports MIIO.

As I recall, Jura’s also start with cleaning the pipe with some water when they start up, don’t they? Or can you use Switchbot to push the cup in place too :slight_smile: Still wouldn’t want the coffe to start pooring out each morning if I forgot to place a fresh empty cup. Could make a fine mess if you go on Holiday for a few weeks and forget to tell Homey :scream: