Skip the Pot. Make a Cup of Coffee

Skip the Pot. Make a Cup of Coffee

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Quite often we have friends over to play board games.  As each sits down, I politely ask if anyone wants coffee. Not because I feel the need to be hospitable. I’m not all Miss Manners like that and our friends certainly don’t expect table-side service. They walk in, add snacks to our fridge and make themselves at home. They usually even bring their own beverages. My intentions when asking them if they would like coffee are purely selfish. I’m always looking for an excuse to make and share a pot of coffee.

You’re probably asking yourself why it’s a big deal to brew up a pot. Scott never developed a need or taste for coffee so I’m the only one in the house that drinks it. (I suspect that will change in a few years when we have high schoolers.) In the meantime, lack of willpower plus a great tasting beverage equals me drinking an entire pot by myself when I make one. That’s a recipe for disaster. Yes, I own a Keurig for making single servings and I really like it. But I’m cheap and not a fan of how expensive it is to purchase the specialty K-cups. My interest in being frugal often outweighs my need for coffee. Instead, I go without.. or wait for friends to come over.

Almost two years ago I told you about a new innovation in the way coffee is brewed. Remington released their iCoffee maker that basically swirled all the grounds to give the coffee a smooth, rich flavor. As you may recall, the “i” in iCoffee stands for innovation. Despite the fact that I seldom make a pot of coffee, I have proudly given it a permanent place on my cabinet because the output of this coffee maker is positively delicious. You can understand why I would always beg my friends and family to have coffee with me.

Personalize your single-serve cup of coffee with iCoffee Opus. - SahmReviews.com

A few weeks ago, I realized I didn’t need to wait for company to enjoy an innovative cup of coffee. Remington introduced a new single-serve coffee maker, the iCoffee Opus. Utilizing the same technology as the original, this unit is designed for those of us who often drink alone.

No need to pay for pre-made cups. Create your own! - SahmReviews.comThe iCoffee Opus utilizes a reusable filter. - SahmReviews.com  Dial-in just the right amount of water for your single serving of coffee with iCoffee Opus. - SahmReviews.com

Like the Keurig, it utilizes smaller quantities of grounds on a made-to-order basis. It incorporates an even better feature though – a reusable iCup! No more wasting money on pre-measured cups. Now, I’m able to purchase my favorite coffee brands, flavors and styles and make it the way I like it. I can purchase grounds and add them right to the iCup or I can purchase beans and grind them on my own! Tea? Yes! As a bonus, the iCoffee Opus has a “Dial-a-Brew” feature to accommodate the size of mug you want. My only issue is that my favorite mug is short and squatty and doesn’t fit inside the dispensing crevice.

There are a variety of iCoffee brewers to fit your needs. Learn about them on the website, see what iCoffee has to say on Twitter or Facebook or watch videos of the innovation in action!

Do you prefer to make coffee by the cup or by the pot? If you’re looking for a new single-serve coffee maker, the iCoffee Opus may brew your interest. If this has perked up your taste buds, you can purchase an iCoffee on Amazon or enter to win one right her on SahmReviews!
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82 comments on «Skip the Pot. Make a Cup of Coffee»

  1. Michele says:

    It depends if I am drinking it iced or hot. Both have to have some form of non sugar sweetener. If it is iced I drink it black–if hot I drink it light with either half and half or almond milk.

  2. Linda Kish says:

    A packet of sweetener and a splash of french vanilla to add some flavor and I’m good.

  3. Nicole Pyles says:

    I love half and half and sugar in my coffee – which I like being a very strong, dark roast blend!

  4. emc says:

    cream, sugar and a tap of cinnamon …yum!

  5. mhhathaway says:

    i really want this, even if i don’t win the contest, i will get one…if i do win, i will get a second one for the office

  6. Ann Fantom says:

    A perfect cup of coffee for me just has a little sugar in it.

  7. Mike S. says:

    I like using monkfruit sweetener in my coffee. I got some from Kroger a while back and I’m hooked. I have my wife keep a little squirty bottle of the stuff in her purse for when we go out to breakfast together.

  8. Steven weber says:

    A nice drizzle of caramel sauce and some whipped cream on top.

  9. Dorothy Johnson says:

    Hazelnut cream

  10. Marjorie Whitney says:

    Sugar and cream(er), please!

  11. Kelly Nicholson says:

    What ingredients make the perfect cup of coffee for you?

    just a tiny bit of cream..start with fresh ground beans

  12. Catherine Reed says:

    My perfect cup of coffee is actually black. Sometimes I indulge with a nice latte though.

  13. Hannah Laura says:

    I love Lattes with peppermint creamer 🙂 YUM!!

  14. Brian Smith says:

    My perfect cup of coffee is just coffee….I love Kona coffee plain and simple

  15. Steven Epstein says:

    vanilla extract, nutmeg and cinnamon

  16. Wendy says:

    I like my coffee strong,and with a splash of cream.

  17. Rose Reeder says:

    If I don’t have maybe a 1/4 t of creamer, I’ll tale it black.

  18. Laura S says:

    I usually drink black coffee and when I want some flavor French Vanilla

  19. Angie Fiack says:

    Black coffee all by itself!

  20. Carla W. says:

    The perfect cup of coffee of course has to be good coffee and creamer and sugar!

  21. Sharon A. says:

    Coffee of course, sugar, cream and dash of cinnamon

  22. Barrie says:

    The perfect cup of coffee needs a bit of warmed creamer. Nothing more. My hubby and teen have to kill it with nondairy creamer and milk with sugar…yuck~

  23. Amy Baker says:

    My perfect cup of coffee is just coffee with no pollutants ….

  24. Angela P says:

    My perfect cup of coffee would be Colombian beans with, cream and sugar

  25. Jeremy Johnson says:

    Some dark roast coffee and a splash of white chocolate raspberry International Delight

  26. Giulia Concorsi says:

    My perfect cup of coffee is with cinnamon!!

  27. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I love a lot of creme and sugar in my coffee.

  28. Deborah D says:

    I have a disability and this would be really nice! I wouldn’t have to worry about spilling water on myself.

  29. paula skeans says:

    thanks for awesome chance. I would love to win.

  30. I like to put creamer or milk in coffee, they make great ingredients.

  31. Minta Boggs says:

    I like my coffee black!

  32. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    My perfect cup of coffee is a medium roast with Truvia and a splash of regular half/half.

  33. Tamara Terni says:

    I like my coffee no sugar and a little cream ahhhhhh so soothing!

  34. Sarah Oswald says:

    My perfect cup of coffee is with cream and no sugar.

  35. shelly peterson says:

    I love French Vanilla creamer and a little sugar in my coffee.

  36. sandra says:

    sugar and cream/milk

  37. Jan Lee says:

    I like coffee with a flavored creamer and splenda 🙂

  38. Birdiebee says:

    A nice house blend or darker coffee along with 1/2 and 1/2 or pumpkin spice creamer make for a perfect cup of coffee for me.

  39. Lauryn R says:

    I think the perfect cup of definitely starts with a really good brew, usually dark roast. I usually just add a little hazelnut creamer, nothing else.

  40. Lynne says:

    I’ve discovered cold brew coffee recently- it is great in the summertime, but now that fall is round the corner, I am ready for my “regular” recipe of coffee with a wee bit of sugar and a splash of milk.

  41. Kristin K says:

    The one thing that makes my coffee perfect, is a pinch of salt in the coffee grounds! This takes away any bitterness that may take place!

  42. Lesley F says:

    A good strong coffee with a little cream in it

  43. Ashley Busse says:

    I like sugar and French vanilla creamer in my coffee!

  44. Carol Nine says:

    I like Colombian Coffee K-cups. I just drink it black.

  45. Shannon says:

    I would have to say made into a fancy drink like a frappucino.

  46. Laura Abshier says:

    creamer and sugar

  47. My perfect cup of coffee is coffee with nothing added just strong black coffee

  48. kath g says:

    I’d say the perfect cup would be cream with a touch of cinnamon.

  49. We have had a Keurig for so long I can’t even remember how to work a normal coffee maker anymore LOL Single-serves are great for entertaining!

  50. Rosey says:

    GIT depends on my mood. Mostly though, I do love a medium roast, black coffee, and that alone is perfect for me.

  51. Debbie F says:

    I put pureed pumpkin in my coffee – with coconut milk and some cinnamon.
    I mix it in a blender and out pops a great pumpkin latte-like coffee 😀

  52. This coffee maker is really sleek. It would look great with any kitchen decor.

  53. Mary Somerville says:

    I like my coffee strong, with a little half & half.

  54. Shakeia Rieux says:

    Flavored creamer and splenda

  55. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I like my coffee black with no sugar or no cream.

  56. i love the trader joes k-cups! that with some sweet cream creamer…….yum!!!

  57. Anne says:

    For me, the perfect cup of coffee is hot, with cream and sweetener, and preferably hazelnut or vanilla flavored. Mmmmmmm….

  58. Michelle Coles says:

    I usually like to try different flavored creamers in my coffee but I no longer use sugar.

  59. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Thanks for the offer! Good luck everyone! 🙂

  60. Heather Johnson says:

    I put lots of creamer and sometimes sugar in my coffee

  61. Candie L says:

    I really enjoy adding French Vanilla. Thank you

  62. Richard Hicks says:

    My perfect cup consists if Folgers coffee,cream and sugar

  63. Rita A says:

    a bold decaf with flavored coffeemate! Every Single cup!

  64. tallcapp says:

    The ingredient that makes it perfect is nothing at all. I like my coffee black and strong.

  65. Mary Songer says:

    I like hazelnut flavored coffee with cream. No sugar. I also love mocha iced coffee.

  66. Kathleen Gereg says:

    Just a strong, bold K-up will do! (black for me)

  67. Ruksana M says:

    Sugar 🙂

  68. Meghan Castillo says:

    I love my coffee with Cream and sugar, thanks for the chance

  69. Trisha McKee says:

    I love vanilla and cinnamon in with my coffee!

  70. Diane Devine says:

    I prefer to drink a cup of strong, very bold, black coffee.

  71. Crystal F says:

    My peppermint mocha creamer makes my cup of coffee perfect. Thank you!!

  72. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    First it has to be a dark roast and a fine (even expresso-fine) grind. Then my Honey/Hubby likes his black while for me (and carry over from my French Cafe Au Lait days ~ I still like a lot of milk in my coffee ~ these days I’m using SILK unsweetened Almond OR Cashew Milk.

  73. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    I like mine with cream and sugar. No decafe for me either! Thanks!

  74. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like lots of cream and sugar.

  75. 2 SPOONS OF SUGAR/////1 SPOON OF CREAMER

  76. Michael Lambert says:

    I like my coffee black with nothing in it.

  77. Christina Strapp says:

    I like creamer mixed in with my coffee. I like my coffee sweet.

  78. Jennie Smith says:

    Girst cup in the morning I like cream and sugar. Any other time I like it black/\.

  79. Drew T says:

    We’ve got a Keurig, but have definitely gone the route of a reusable pod with fresh grounds. More environmentally friendly than those awful disposable plastic pods — and tastes better.

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