The colmeia group recently installed their Caffeine Viewer project where they hacked their coffee maker to log their “insane coffee consumption” in real-time. Every time a person presses a button on the coffee maker data are logged, but there’s a slight twist – the data are available to everyone via the caffeinated API. That’s some serious self-surveillance. There are also a few visualizations, but mainly, they invite others to create their own.
How much coffee do you drink every day? More importantly, if you saw how much coffee you drink per year, would you cut back?
Big Brother is watching you, and his name is Juan Valdez.
I don’t drink too much, 3-4 cups a day. Of course, each of my cups is the capacity of a small kitchen coffeemaker (5-cup, where a ‘cup’ of coffee is 5 or 6 fluid ounces). I use a souvenir Hershey’s Chocolate mug with an internal diameter of 4″ and an inside height of 5″, and the coffeemaker fills it 3/4 to the top.
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If only they sold coffee in IV bags. Of course I would then probably be eating coffee candy when hooked to the IV.
Isn’t hacking the coffee maker perhaps itself a symptom of caffeine overconsumption? I’m just sayin….