Brewing Innovation with iCoffee
Family and friends have those popular single-serve coffee makers, I’ve tried them at trade shows and they even have them at the auto repair shop and orthodontist. While it might be handy to own one because of their convenience, I’m not sold on the flavor… or the cost of the packets and pods. Yes, I’m opinionated about my coffee but I’m about as far from a coffee snob as you get. If it doesn’t taste good, why drink it? That’s where iCoffee by Remington steps in.
When I make coffee, I usually need to add heaps of sweetener and creamer to take the bite off and make it really sweet. Every once in a while, I find a coffee blend that doesn’t require so much extra attention but more often than not, I like a little coffee with my cream and sugar. The Remington iCoffee brews up the coffee in a different way. It has a normal water well with the measurement markings clearly visible. As you can see, it can do small servings all the way up to 12 cups.
However, there aren’t traditional paper filters or even a reusable mesh filter. It uses a removable “brew basket” that is a cross between mesh and plastic. The water doesn’t just pass through the grounds, it swirls around and brews inside it before dripping into the pot. That process is what is so unique. It’s the i in iCoffee. Innovation.
The instructions say that you’ll have to adjust the amount of coffee that you normally add because the process creates such a different flavor than a drip coffee maker does. I found that I was able to put in the equivalent amount but the yield was a more robust flavor without the bitterness that usually accompanies a strong cup. I positively loved that. I added a little Splenda for sweetness (because I have a horrible sweet tooth) but didn’t miss the creamer at all.
It’s not a fast process but the result is delicious. Thankfully, it has a timer feature so you can set it the night before and have it waiting for you when you wake up. It even comes with an additional micro filter that goes right into the carafe for when you “prefer less finely extracted coffee essence (sediment)”.
What I didn’t like about the iCoffee was trivial and personal. It was chrome and black. Black works for me but the chrome didn’t. My kitchen appliances are all stainless steel and black. The fixtures are nickel. The other issue is simply because I’m a klutz. The carafe is glass. I have granite countertops with chiseled edges. Those aren’t a good combination. You can do the math on that one.
Overall, I’m thrilled with the results created by the iCoffee because taste is really what it all boils (or brews) down to. You don’t need to be a coffee snob to realize that.
I can’t wait to see what other “i” products they have in their research and development pipeline. For more information about the Innovation of the Remington iCoffee, check out their website. You can engage with them on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. If you’re ready for a better cup of coffee, you can purchase a Remington iCoffee from our affiliate, Amazon.
31 thoughts on “Brewing Innovation with iCoffee”
I have to admit, I don’t know much about coffee makers as I don’t drink coffee. But I think this is something my sister would really enjoy. It looks like it does a fantastic job, especially with the water jets circulating the grounds.
This is really cool. My husband is a big coffee drinker and I am going to share this with him.
i LOVE a good cup of coffee! makes such a difference in how my day starts
I’m a huge coffee fan. Now I am intrigued!
That seems really cool. My step dad would love that. He loves coffee almost as much as me.
We have owned 2 pod-type coffee machines and have now switched to great ground coffee. I love having such a big choice to choose from – and it doesn’t take forever to make multiple cups!
That’s a neat coffee maker! I’m not sure it would get much use in our house since I only drink a cup a day.
Looks great! My hubby would love it. Thanks for sharing.
This would be perfect for my Mom!
My daughter’s fiance would love this. He always makes coffee and always ruins it. I think even he could handle the icoffee, lol.
I don’t drink coffee. Never have liked it. But I’m sure my parents would love this. They can’t live without their coffee.
What a cool coffee maker. We go through so much coffee. This would be the perfect gift for my husband.
its been so long since I had to use a real coffee maker…id be all fingers trying to figure it out!
Mhh I’m SOOOO jealous..this coffee addict can’t wait to try this.. what a great review, I had never heard of the iCoffee.. thanks for sharing…super cool
I could EASILY fall in love with this…!
This is an interesting coffee machine. I would think over the long run it might save you money on coffee if you don’t need as much.
how cool! I have never seen one and I’m intrigued 🙂
I may need to get one of these. I’ve been using a Keurig for awhile, but like to make a pot of iced ahead of time & my old brewer just wasn’t cutting it.
Wow! I’ve never heard of this before. Looks pretty cool. I love coffee and I love anything that brings out the flavor in it too!
My hubby is the coffee drinker. this looks perfect for him! Love the jet action
Interesting technology – we are coffee lovers in this house – will have to check that out!
What a neat coffeemaker! I love that it moves around the granules for maximum flavor.
Wow, what an innovative machine. Coffee is my fuel so I love this!!
It’s definitely an interesting brew method. I’ll mention that to my daughter who drinks coffee and maybe she’ll be up for it!
That is pretty neat! I’ll have to share that with my Dad who loves coffee!
While we aren’t big coffee drinkers at my house my Dad and his wife are. Guess who has a birthday coming and I was STUMPED for a gift!
I haven’t heard of the iCoffee but now I am wanting one. We go through a lot of coffee here and I think the way this coffee pot works is really neat. Would love to compare the flavors.
Awesome review! I love the process on how the coffee is streamed instead of compacted – I can’t wait to try it!