The iCoffee by Remington is the world’s first coffee maker with Steam Brew technology. It touts a rich, creamy cup of coffee with impossibly smooth taste.
Rahul and I are both coffee drinkers and so we know a good cup of coffee when we taste one. We both like rich, bold flavors, but we are not married to one particular brand of coffee. Neither of us like flavored coffee (Panera’s Hazelnut coffee being my one and only exception).Rahul adds half and half with sugar while I enjoy mine black for simplicity.
Once we received the iCoffee machine, we immediately brewed a pot. It was 5:35 pm. Didn’t we say we like coffee?
Upon first look you won’t notice much different about the iCoffee machine. But look under the lid and you’ll find a mesh basket ready for your coffee grounds. This eliminates the need for coffee filters, which over time ads up to a lot of waste.
Now, the steam basket you see below shows wear of the 10 pots of coffee we’ve made in the iCoffee machine since receiving it. Hey, we drink a lot of coffee, and I don’t share products unless I use them frequently. We’ve used about 4 tablespoons of ground coffee when making a 12 cup pot.
Unlike conventional drip coffee machines, french presses or single-serve makers, the iCoffee uses Steam Brew technology. The coffee is pre-steamed to unlock nutrition and flavor, then six hot water rotational jets further steam the coffee and stir it to release more flavor. You can see the steam through the window on the front of the iCoffee machine.
We did notice that the design of the iCoffee brewer makes it a lot easier to pour water into the container. We have had other coffee pots that spill all over the place and must have skipped the ergonomics check.
There’s also a secret that happens when you start the coffee and when it is ready. I won’t tell you what it is, but I think you’ll like the way it sounds…
How did the results match up to the technical specs? I can easily say the iCoffee brewer produced the best cup of coffee I’ve had out of a home kitchen appliance. The Steam Brew technology really helps produce a smooth, almost velvety cup of coffee. Rahul and I are both happy to give the iCoffee a new home on our kitchen counter.
The iCoffee can be purchased for $169.99 from Sur La Table or many other retailers.