Dumb Coffee Maker with Smart Plug

I am thinking about getting rid of my Mr. Coffee Wemo Coffee Maker and go for a dumb one with a smart plug (Z-Wave is fine for me as I have an Aeotec Z-Stick that’s not being used).

This is the one I currently have:
https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Coffee-Wifi-Enabled-Coffeemaker-BVMC-PSTX91WE/dp/B00LUFSSWG/

The problem with Wemo is the behavior (home-assistant.log):

2019-03-31 09:26:12 WARNING (SyncWorker_18) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:27:12 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:27:17 WARNING (SyncWorker_19) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:28:17 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:28:22 WARNING (SyncWorker_14) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:29:21 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:29:26 WARNING (SyncWorker_15) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:31:32 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:31:37 WARNING (SyncWorker_7) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:32:38 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:32:43 WARNING (SyncWorker_16) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:33:43 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:33:48 WARNING (SyncWorker_8) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:34:48 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:34:53 WARNING (SyncWorker_0) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:35:53 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:35:58 WARNING (SyncWorker_0) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:36:57 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:37:02 WARNING (SyncWorker_10) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:39:06 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:39:11 WARNING (SyncWorker_18) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:40:10 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:40:15 WARNING (SyncWorker_14) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:42:20 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:42:25 WARNING (SyncWorker_12) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:44:30 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:45:35 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:47:43 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:48:47 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:52:58 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:53:03 WARNING (SyncWorker_15) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:56:14 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:56:19 WARNING (SyncWorker_0) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:57:20 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:57:25 WARNING (SyncWorker_17) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 09:59:31 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 09:59:36 WARNING (SyncWorker_12) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:00:36 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:00:41 WARNING (SyncWorker_9) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:01:40 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:01:45 WARNING (SyncWorker_17) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:02:45 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:02:50 WARNING (SyncWorker_17) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:03:51 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:07:09 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:14:35 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:14:40 WARNING (SyncWorker_5) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:15:40 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:15:45 WARNING (SyncWorker_10) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:17:51 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:17:56 WARNING (SyncWorker_17) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:18:56 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:19:01 WARNING (SyncWorker_1) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:20:01 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:20:06 WARNING (SyncWorker_1) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:21:07 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:22:12 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:24:23 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:24:28 WARNING (SyncWorker_13) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:25:29 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:25:34 WARNING (SyncWorker_5) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:26:34 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker
2019-03-31 10:26:39 WARNING (SyncWorker_1) [pywemo.ouimeaux_device.api.service] Error communicating with CoffeeMaker, retry 0
2019-03-31 10:28:43 WARNING (MainThread) [homeassistant.components.wemo.switch] Lost connection to CoffeeMaker

I have removed the default gateway from the coffee maker (DHCP reservation) as it only needs to communicate with Home Assistant and not through the Internet.

Sure, there’s nothing wrong with my coffee maker as I use it to brew tea. I turn on the switch to coffee maker tin Home Assistant’s frontend and when done, I tell Home Assistant to turn on the lights when my tea is ready, but if only I could fix the behavior that’s filling up the log file.

It seems Wemo is designed to be connected to the Internet and I want an alternative.

If I could go with a Z-Wave smart plug, are there any smart plugs that can monitor power consumption? So, if the power consumption falls under a threshold (maybe around 10W or less), Home Assistant can turn off the appliance module and turn on the lights when done. Could this be done with Home Assistant?

The only feature I don’t care for is when Wemo Coffee Maker tells Home Assistant that the water reservoir needs to be filled up before use. That’s something I can live without as I can do that myself before the night. I don’t like the behavior that the Wemo Coffee Maker disconnects and reconnects to my Wi-Fi network.

Update: Once I add back the default gateway and DNS server’s IP address in Wemo Coffee Maker and reconnect in UniFi Controller, my Wemo Coffee Maker is showing activity in my Wi-Fi network, which I do not want.

Better now than never… A couple of suggestions:
**Aeotec Smart switch
**Fibaro wall plug
**A WiFi plug with power meter functionality - preferably flashed with ESPhome or Tasmota if the unit is Tuya based.

maybe a little late, but i retrofitted my coffee machine, with espeasy and mqtt.