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I can’t function in the morning without a coffee. Well, perhaps I could function, but it’s something that is a ritual, a way to start my day that is always adored. I’m married to a lovely man that often brings me a cup in the morning while Oscar and I snuggle in bed the days that we have the luxury to lounge. Or the days that we’re hurried, getting Oscar out the door to school – he still always asks me each morning – “Coffee?”

When we were first married, and up until a year ago. Aubrey and I used to brew a full pot of coffee – but over the years we got up at different times, and then we had Oscar, and we really  had different schedules. Brewing a full pot was always tedious and sometimes it felt wasteful with just one person drinking it because by the time the other person was up, the pot was cold. We eventually got rid of the pot brewing machine because it ended up either always being too much in a pot or, too little and I found myself just spending way too much money at Starbucks, buying brewed cups. This led us to invest in a automatic brewing machine a year ago – a mid range machine, still an investment, in order to solve the issue. Working from home I just wanted a single cup sometimes. Switching to an automatic brewer was amazing. You don’t need pods, it grinds the beans on command and froths the milk. But the machine we bought was riddled with annoyances that made me miss my hot Starbucks that I had sworn off, as a sacrifice that I had promised in return for buying a new automatic brewer. Neither Aubrey or I were terribly in love with it, but the automation was an improvement.

A month ago, Saeco reached out and invited me to try their GranBaristo Avanti machine as if sensing my displeasure with our existing machine and I replied YES. I was tired of the lukewarm coffee I was getting and unappealing cup (so I had been secretly still been going to Starbucks to get a fix). The new machine couldn’t have come at a better time to try. With the start to the school year, a new change in schools for Oscar, and a much earlier start to the day, I’ve been relying on my Saeco GranBaristo Avanti machine that I can brew with a touch of a button….. On my phone. You read that right. On. My. Phone. From bed. Yes. I’m brewing my cup of coffee from bed. And it’s AMAZING.

The Saeco GranBaristo Avanti is an automatic brewer that is bluetooth enabled and can make 18 different drinks. Each drink can be customized (like the temperature setting! Huzzah! For people like me who love the hottest cup possible) and for Aubrey, who prefers a less than steaming cup.

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In the mornings while it is still dark out, we’ll stumble downstairs and the first thing one of us does is press the on button. It starts up, ready for you to select the button of your favourite drink. If it’s a Cappuccino, which is my preference in the morning, I attach the milk container from the fridge. Other drinks, like Espressos, you needn’t attach the milk. Or, while the hustle and bustle of the morning, of all of us getting ready – I can select my coffee I want made (make sure there is a cup waiting to accept the coffee!) and press a button to brew.

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The coffee is amazing, hot, perfectly brewed and I gave my old machine to a friend – totally enamoured with the Saeco. It’s reliable, lovely, and brews the perfect cup – making my mornings that much sweeter as we get out the door with making sure the lunch is in the backpack, the child is dressed and I have my wallet and car keys in my purse.

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Want to see it in action? I was so enamoured with the machine that I felt inspired to show the beauty of bluetooth via a short story video. Waking up in the morning (I am not a morning person) and the beauty of bluetooth. Again, for the sake of storytelling some things you must consider – such as you must have a cup, ready to accept the coffee underneath the brewer. But the convenience of the technology is remarkable and, a game changer for me. I truly must recommend, and have been recommending to my friends, that should you think of investing in a new coffee maker, to really consider this one. It makes the perfect drink, right when you need it with a press of a button – even from your phone.

This post has been sponsored by Philips Saeco GranBaristo Avanti