New Coffee Brewing Technology – Remington iCoffee Review

March 3, 2014 5 Comments »

I don’t know whether you’re a tea drinker or a coffee drinker, or neither, but I’m definitely a coffee drinker. It wasn’t until December of 2012 that I really would consider myself a full-fledged “coffee drinker”.

Typically I brew my cups of joe with a single-cup coffee maker and choose exotic flavors since I like my coffee sweet. I love both big name coffee retailers Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks, but being from the North I miss Tim Horton’s and would die for the day that Tim Horton’s and Wegmans moved to North Carolina… {just in case anyone is listening}.

Recently, I had the opportunity to test out iCoffee, a coffee maker that uses “SteamBrew™ technology to create “impossibly smooth” tasting coffee”. Please keep in mind I am a “coffee drinker”, but not a, “coffee connoisseur”.

Remington iCoffee Review by MommyBKnowsBest

Things I like about iCoffee:

  • Little to no assembly. I took the packaging off the product, added the filter to the coffee carafe, and plugged in. {After that you can set the clock, and brew or schedule a future pot of coffee.}
  • Technologically cool product. My girls loved the sounds of the brewing system and the fact that you could see the ground coffee brewing inside the machine.
  • Optional filter to remove any fine coffee grounds. You don’t have to buy filters for the iCoffee so that’s a little less waste than the single-cup coffee makers and traditional coffee makers as well.

Things I didn’t like about iCoffee:

  • Harder to brew a single cup of coffee. Just like a traditional coffee brewer, yes you can brew just one cup of coffee, but it’s not as convenient as making a whole pot, especially with the filter system.
  • Clean-up is a pain. I’m grateful for the reduced waste that iCoffee offers, but at the same time clean-up is definitely more work with the iCoffee filter system.

Overall thoughts:

  • We try not to have too many large appliances on our countertops, but I must say that the iCoffee is about the same size as my single-cup coffee maker although it seems larger because of the shape of the brewer.
  • The iCoffee is said to brew the coffee in a unique way using SteamBrew™ technology to extract a smooth coffee taste and remove the bitter, acidic flavor, honestly I brewed a few cups, because I couldn’t figure out the water to coffee ratio (suggestions from the company would have come in handy), and didn’t notice a substantial difference in traditionally or single-cup machine brewed coffees. {Again with my single-cup I opt for flavored coffees and did not use a flavored coffee for this review.}
  • Price point for iCoffee is similar or a little less than some single-cup brewers on the market, and if you’re looking for something different iCoffee definitely is that.

 

I would say unless you are a coffee connoisseur or are gifting this to someone who is, it may not be worth the money to purchase the iCoffee since you may not notice the difference or taste the crema smoothness that iCoffee is said to deliver.

Have you ever tried a steam brew type coffee brewer? Do you think you would like the iCoffee?

I received an iCoffee to review for the purposes of this blog post. All opinions expressed in this review are my own, honest thoughts on the product. Your opinions may vary.

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5 Comments

  1. Kelley March 4, 2014 at 6:52 AM - Reply

    While I’m a big fan of the single cup brewers, but this one looks pretty cool!

  2. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) March 4, 2014 at 8:08 AM - Reply

    I love my Keurig and I love that there’s virtually no clean up… I definitely don’t like hearing that clean up on the iCoffee is a pain :/ It’s probably not a switch I’d make.

    • MommyB March 4, 2014 at 2:54 PM - Reply

      Me too although I do wish there wasn’t as much waste with the K cups.

  3. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy March 12, 2014 at 9:37 PM - Reply

    I was just thinking about putting this on my Christmas list, but I think I’ll pass and hold out with my current coffee maker for a while longer.

  4. Karen Glatt April 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM - Reply

    I would love to own an icoffee system and see how this coffee tastes by using steam technology to brew a unbitter cup of coffee. I like my coffee to have a smooth taste. This is an awesome coffee maker.

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