We were recently sent the new Remington iCoffee Opus coffee machine. Coincidentally, we were also in the market for a single-serve brewer. Because, I simply do not have time in the morning to enjoy a French Pressed coffee. The iCoffee Steam Brew Drip Coffee Machine that was released last year in 2013. This year, Remington came up with a flashy new design that includes silver finishes and an adjustable brew strength for your K-cup coffees. So what were our thoughts? Let’s have a look at our Remington iCoffee Opus review below.
The iCoffee claims to make less bitter coffee for a Single-Serve Brewer by using Steam Brew technology. Steam Brew technology pierce the K-Cup, spin around and sprays water in to make a less bitter brew.
The iCoffee machine itself comes with a trail size coffee pack with Tim Hortons coffee, Marley Coffee, and a Higgins & Burke Lush Berry tea. A reusable K-Cup filter is also included. This is perfect because, sometimes I still would like to use my own coffee grinds that I purchase from local coffee roasters. This is economical also since I won’t need to buy K-cup coffee just for this coffee machine. The drip tray is removable so you can use a travel mug.
The Remington iCoffee Opus Coffee Machine works with K-style, off brand, knock off cups which can be purchased at any local grocers or Amazon. This is a great advantage it has over the Keurig 2.0 coffee machine since the scanner only brew with approved K-cups. However, there are plenty of options on the market for single brew coffee machines that will also take store brand including all K-Cups, RealCup capsules, OneCup and ALL Treehouse private label cups.
The Remington iCoffee Opus Coffee Machine itself is very simple to use. Simply fill the large 75 oz reservoir with water, adjust your desired brew strength, and press brew. Bear in mind, for a larger coffee of 12 oz, the coffee will be more diluted / watery than you would on a 6oz. I would suggest brewing two 6oz k-cups for a stronger cup of coffee. The dial was fairly accurate. We tested for a 10 oz cup and it resulted 10 oz.
The iCoffee does an acceptable job, but it is doesn’t produce an exquisite cup of coffee that it claims. We tested this with our regular coffee beans and there wasn’t a remarkable highlight. In fact, it was rather watered down. we suspect this is due to the ‘quick rinse’ vs a steeped French Press brew. This coffee machine is not the best in its class. But it is also not horrible either. However, for $140 we like the convenience of pressing a button and be on my merry way to work.
- SteamBrew technology
- large 75 oz removable water reservoir
- adjustable dial brew size from 4 to 12 oz in 1/2 increments.
- auto shut-off control
- energy saver mode
- iCup resuable cup for brewing your own coffee included
- removable drip tray so you can use a travel mug.