*I must have been behaving pretty good this year cause I received an iCoffee Opus Single Serve Coffee Machine from Remington Designs. Just kidding, obviously it was so I could try it out.
I own pretty much everything I can think of to make coffee, here in no particular order: Cuban Cafetera, French Press, Drip Coffee Maker, Keurig, Tassimo, and 2 Nespresso Machines (including the one that does regular coffee). When I was asked if I’d like to have an iCoffee I was like sure, why not. My wife Marcela on the other hand wants me to get rid of machines not add to the collection.
The iCoffee runs very similar to the Keurig and can in fact use Keurig Coffee pods. It also includes a reusable cup to fill with your favorite ground coffee. You must be thinking why not just buy a Keurig and be done with it? The newer Keurig machines only allow their K-Cups to be used via a reader which hurts those folks who want to use their own grind.
The iCoffee had a few sample cups in the box including a really nice One Love Medium Roast by Marley, yah man.
I used some ground coffee I bought at Dunkin Donuts and it was good. I have no doubt I could make a pretty perfect cup of joe playing around with which coffee I’m using, how much coffee I’m adding to the reusable cup and how many ounces I’m choosing from the iCoffee to brew (4 to 12 ounces). It’s gonna take some work but it’s possible.
The only real issue I encountered was the little platform the mug sits on, it would not fit properly where it goes which was annoying.
It’s a nice machine and if you’re trying to decide which single serve Coffee machine to buy, you should definitely consider this one.
iCoffee Press Release:
The single serve brewer from Remington Designs is called the iCoffee Opus Single Serve and it is the world’s first single serve brewer to use SpinBrew technology that produces a dramatically smoother and better-tasting beverage from any K-cup compatible coffee pod. The SpinBrewis a technology that uses a patent-pending spinning needle with jets that steam and stir the grounds inside the K-cup creating a French Press effect that cannot be achieved by other brewers. This revolutionary brewing technology virtually eliminates the bitter and acidic aftertaste often associated with single serve coffee makers.
Another crucial feature of the iCoffee Opus Single Serve is that it doesn’t limit you to one type of K-Cup; instead it accepts all brands including all K-Cups, RealCup capsules, OneCup and ALL Treehouse private label cups and it even works with an owner’s favorite bean using the included reusable cup. Since you’re a coffee lover, you may be familiar with the fact that the new Keurig uses a form of digital rights management so make sure that you can ONLY use their K-cups in their system. With our system, you have the freedom to trust your favorite brew AND you can even use the system to make hot chocolate for the kids on Xmas morning (of course, that’s after you’ve had your cup of coffee due to the god awful time it is when the kids wake you up to open presents.)
The iCoffee Opus Single Serve also features the world’s first Dial-a-Brew control for single serve a brewer which allows consumers to customize the strength and taste by simply dialing any brew size between 4 and 12 ounces in 0.5-ounce increments. This feature also lets consumers select the precise amount of beverage when brewing over ice.
Before the iCoffee Opus Single Serve became available this year, Remington launched the iCoffee SteamBrew multi-cup brewer with SteamBrew technology in 2013. It was the first coffee brewer to utilize steam and jets inside the brew basket to open the grounds which unlocks rich coffee flavors while virtually eliminating any bitter or acidic aftertaste.
The iCoffee Opus Single Serve delivers “impossibly smooth” taste and unlimited freedom of choice and is available exclusively at Bed, Bath and Beyond at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $139.99. For more information about the company, please visit www.icoffee.com.
P.S.: I forgot to mention how much I love the blue light when it’s brewing, very Close Encounters of the Third Kind of them to do that. Here’s a short video I shot this morning on my iPhone.