In a perfect world, a coffee-making robot will not just make you a hot drink, it will rouse you up from bed with a steaming fresh cup in hand. Since you can't have that yet, you might as well make do with this: the Tassimo Brewbot.
Designed to make enjoying a delicious cup of your favorite hot drink as simple as possible, the compact kitchen appliance can make your choice of seven different drinks at the push of a button. While that's nowhere as awesome as a robot that can destroy cities, it does make other coffee makers quake in their boots, shameful at their utter lack of advanced brewing abilities.
The Brewbot can wield its technological wizardy to make regular brewed coffee, latte, cappuccino, espresso, tea, hot chocolate or crema coffee, all with a single press, which makes it infinitely more convenient than having to drive to the local Starbucks for your morning perk-up. Catch is, it only works with Tassimo's own T-Discs, which house single-serve packs of those drinks mentioned above. For variety, they do offer different coffee brands, including Gevalia, Maxwell House, Mastro Lorenzo, Jacobs, Kenco, Café HAG and more.
Despite the perpetuating expense on your part that goes directly into Tassimo's pockets, the appliance does succeed at putting gourmet coffee easily within reach. Provided you've stocked up on the T-Discs, of course. Otherwise, say hello to another drive and a long line at the nearest coffee chain.
The Tassimo Brewbot comes in three models (T20, T45, T65), with prices starting at $129.99. For those wary of the impending robot uprising, don't worry -- we doubt this can do anything harmful (let's face it, it's not really a robot).