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.
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.
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.
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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