- An electric coffee maker
- A plug-in timer (for example: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xr5/R-100652846/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053). These are generally sold as security devices to turn your lights on and off automatically (if you're gone on vacation, for example) so that it looks like somebody is home.
Step 1: Set the Times
The green tab is for turning on, the red tab is for turning off. The best accuracy you can get is within about 15 minutes.
The whole circular section rotates to set the clock, which is shown in the middle.
Step 2: Plug It In.
Now prepare the coffee, and turn on the switch on the coffee maker. Once the set time rolls around, enjoy your automatically brewed coffee.
One note of caution: make sure that the carafe (pot) is in the coffee maker before you leave it to run automatically. Things quickly get messy otherwise.