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.