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Published on September 28th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


start your day with coffee in bed

at the rate i am failing at trying to wake up early, i should be making sven’s bedside table with coffee maker hack. a piping hot cup of coffee ready the moment my alarm clock rings. waking up to the smell of coffee … heaven!

sven says, “the starting point was that my girlfriend wants a coffee in the morning to wake up. and i do not feel like getting up every morning before her to make this coffee. this hack is based on the benjamin stool from ikea, the electro-boy timer and a coffeemaker, so she can now decide at what time the coffee is ready in the morning.

the coffeemaker was partly changed and integrated into the benjamin. then it was directly branched to the electro-boy timer. in the timer is still another socket left in the timer to plug in a light or radio. now you can programme the timer, load the coffeemaker and you will have coffee and light/music to wake up in the morning. another important thing is that i put an additional switch that makes the coffeemaker work only with a cup in it. that avoids flooding your sleeping room accidentally.

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in the pictures you see the coffee-making version and the “light” version on the other side of the bed.”

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to start your day with coffee in bed

  1. Anonymous says:

    Could you provide any information on how you installed the shelf?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awesome. And for some reason, it reminds me of the “Office” episode, where he puts a George Foreman grill at the foot of his bed, so he can wake up every morning to the smell of bacon…

  3. Anonymous says:

    When I first graduated from college, I had a hard time getting up. Here is my trick.
    I put some no-dose and water by my bed. When my alarm rang, I would hit the snooze. Then take the pills. And snooze a bit. Next time the alarm went off, I was ready to get up.

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