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One year for my birthday, back when I was
in college, my father bought me a fancy
coffee maker. It had all the modern bells
and whistles of a coffee maker at the time,
most importantly, a timer.
At night I would fill the resovoir, insert my
beans of choice (only the finest Jamaican
Mountain), and set the timer to start
brewing about 15 minutes before my
alarm was set to go off. I kept the Coffee
maker where I kept everything in my dorm
room; next to my bed.
Frequently the smell of fresh coffee would
wake me before my alarm. Either way I
started the day right, in bed with a cup of
God's liquid. The obvious downside was
that frequently mistakes were made and
Coffee Grounds, or water ended up all
over my bedroom/office/living room.
So I have designed the bedside coffee
dispenser. You continue to keep your
coffee maker in the kitchen, however a
tube leads from the back of it, through the
walls to a little outlet on your bedside
table. Simple place a cup on the tray in the
evening set the timer, and presto first
thing in the morning a fresh cup of coffee
is waiting being kept warm next to your
Note: This idea can also be applied to Iced
Tea on the porch, Beer in the Bathtub, or
Whiskey in the office.
||So, existing technology plus a rubber hose? I'm not trying to shoot this down out of hand, but looking for the substance here.
||Extremely baked. The tea maid more commonly called 'the tea's made' goes back to the Victorian era. I thought they were amazing when I saw my grandmother's as a child.
||In my world all homes will be built much
like Vegas Casino's where in the basement
all of the liquids are kept and appripriate
little dispensers exits in all the rooms.
||As far as substances are concerned, this
deals with liquids, and plastics.
||You have a problem, or rather a choice of
||a) Thick tubes. Lots of dead space. You'll
be drinking 6-day old espresso.
||b) Thin tubes. Small dead space. But very
high surface area to volume ratio. I'm
guessing the coffee is cold before it's half