My husband secretly switched out my coffee the other day. Then he slyly asks, “How was your coffee this morning?”
I said it was fine, and then he revealed: he’d used a store brand coffee that I’d previously hated because it had tasted bitter to me.
I was shocked, to be honest, because I’d really disliked that coffee, yet my cup had been quite palatable! I certainly had not suspected he’d gone back to using the beans I’d
thrown hidden stored in the back of the pantry!
So… what’s the difference this time? The coffee brewer!
New technology in coffee brewing!
We’ve been using a new coffee maker, the iCoffee sent to us courtesy of Remington, and boy, does it make a difference in how your coffee tastes! That’s because the way it brews is so different, so revolutionary. Wait till you hear about this!
The iCoffee by Remington was invented over the course of 7 years (that’s a lot of coffee drinking! I need to get in on some coffee R&D like this!).
iCoffee uses a patented SteamBrew™ technology which pre-steams the coffee grounds (so they sorta of “crack” open), and then “stirs” the water throughout the brew cycle using 6 jets. Each coffee ground is completely suspended in hot water as it brews. You can watch this process happening through a viewing window – I find it rather mesmerizing….
You can actually see a rich coffee crema layer forming, which indicates bitter and acidic aftertastes are being eliminated.
Hence, why my previously distasteful coffee suddenly became a delicious cup!
From bitter bean to better brew!
I am very particular about bitterness / acid in my coffee – I like a SMOOTH cup, and iCoffee produces the most “impossibly smooth” cup you can imagine.
With the iCoffee, I’ve noticed the coffee brews up a bit stronger, so I can actually reduce the amount of grounds I use. There are two filters for finer brewing, yet I do notice a “fine coffee essence, or sediment” in the bottom of the cup. It reminds me of the brew I get from using a French press – rich, deep, and slightly textured.
I’m still shaking my head at how the iCoffee brewer made our store brand coffee taste! I think this little experiment of my husband’s speaks to the difference this machine makes. It didn’t surprise me that our high-end coffees tasted great brewed in the iCoffee, because you expect their flavor to be good regardless of brewing method. But that a bean with a bitter aftertaste came out as a smooth cup of coffee? That is something amazing!
I took a little video to show you the iCoffee brewer in action:
And as if brewing up a perfect cup of coffee wasn’t enough, this brewer is a full-service machine, making up to 12 cups, and with a 24 hour programmable auto on/off system!
How do you brew your coffee now? (French press, drip, etc).
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Thanks to Remington for providing a unit for my review. All opinions are my own.