iCoffee Coffee Maker Review and #Giveaway!

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I love a good cup of coffee in the morning.  Actually, I NEED a good cup of coffee EVERY morning.  I look forward to it and it’s just the perfect start to my day.  We’ve been using a traditional coffee pot for the past several years, so when iCoffee by Remington reached out to me about reviewing their revolutionary new iCoffee Steambrewer, I definitely wanted to give it a try.

I was sent an iCoffee Steambrewer to review (at no cost to facilitate this post):

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Here’s a little background information from iCoffee about their Steambrewer and what makes it so different from traditional drip brewers:

iCoffee took seven years and over 1,257 prototypes to perfect. iCoffee’s patented SteamBrew™ technology makes it the first coffee brewer ever to utilize steam jets inside the coffee brew basket. The SteamBrew™ jets first pre-steam the coffee and then stir the coffee throughout the brewing process so each of the coffee grounds is completely suspended and surrounded by hot water at the perfect brewing temperature. Next, a rich coffee crema forms, indicating the elimination of bitter and acidic aftertastes.

When I first un-boxed the iCoffee brewer, I was impressed with the sleek design.  It looks like a traditional drip brewer in many ways and has most of the function buttons and timers you’d expect to see.

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I got busy brewing my first pot right away.  As instructed I removed all labels and cleaned the carafe and all surfaces to get ready to brew.  According to iCoffee, their SteamBrew™ technology enables maximum flavor extraction so users should experiment to determine the optimal ratio of water to coffee based on their personal tastes.  For the first pot they recommend using your usual amount of coffee, then adding more of less for subsequent brews.  I went ahead and followed this advice, brewing a pot with 6 cups of water and 5 tablespoons of coffee.

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The first difference I noted between my traditional KitchenAid drip brewer and the iCoffee steambrewer was that you’re not supposed to use a coffee filter.  The iCoffee has a Gold Tone brew basket that acts as a filter and this is the where the “i” for innovation in iCoffee happens.  The brew basket can be removed from the machine to fill with coffee grounds, then it just snaps into place.  Speaking of grounds, iCoffee recommends using medium to coarse grounds since their patented SteamBrew Extraction Technology will lead to increased “extracted coffee essence” (read: sediment) in your cup.  If you use very fine grounds they’ll slip right through into your coffee pot.  If you’re not into a large amount of sediment in your cup, the iCoffee also comes with an optional filter that can snapped right onto the carafe to help decrease the amount of sediment making it through from the brewer.

The second difference I noticed was from the SteamBrew Extraction Technology.  The brew basket has a great see-through window so you can see the magic happening.  You can see the water coming into the basket and the steam rotationally swirling the grounds.  While the coffee was brewing (and afterwards) I noticed the aroma of coffee was much more noticeable in our home.  It smelled wonderful and I was excited to see how the coffee would taste.

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They are not kidding about the extracted coffee essence!  I chose to use the optional filter and am pretty glad I did.  A little bit of sediment still made it through but I was able to collect most of it right in this handy little filter.  The coffee in the carafe was a bit richer in color than our traditional pots of coffee, and like I said before it smelled fantastic.  iCoffee mentions that your coffee will have a rich crema but I didn’t notice any crema to speak of.  Honestly, I wouldn’t even have known what crema was, but I happened to catch an episode of “Dangerous Grounds” on the travel channel the other night and was enlightened about crema and a host of other coffee tidbits.  Despite the lack of crema, the taste of the coffee was delicious.  It was smooth and flavorful and I really enjoyed it.  The only real drawback, if you want to call it that, is that the machine doesn’t fit underneath our upper kitchen cabinets.  We have a 14 inch clearance and the machine is just a tab bit taller than that so it can’t just sit on the counter top unless it’s a space where there isn’t an upper cabinet.  This isn’t a big problem for us since we do have counter space for it, but just be aware if you have a smaller kitchen space and lower upper cabinets.

Now I am by no means a coffee connoisseur, but I do enjoy coffee each morning and the iCoffee definitely makes a great pot of coffee!  The clean-up is a bit more labor intensive since you aren’t merely throwing the filter with grounds into the trash, but it’s totally worth it to me.  The iCoffee Steambrewer has definitely earned a spot on our counter.

Connect: You can connect with iCoffee on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Pinterest.

Buy it: You can purchase the iCoffee Steambrewer at multiple retailers like Bed Bath and Beyond, or on Amazon.

 

Win it: One lucky person will win an iCoffee Steambrewer, valued at $169!  

Open to the US only.  Ends 3/4/14 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I received the items above at no cost from iCoffee to facilitate this post.  All thoughts expressed are my own and may differ from yours.  Amazon links are affiliate links.

 

About Ruth V.

Ruth V. has written 1078 post in this blog.

Hello! I'm Ruth, the main writer here at Viva Veltoro. I'm a 30-something year old wife to a great man, and mother to adorable toddler whom we call "the wubba". I love sharing our lives and blogging about products I love and places I love to go!

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  1. Laura Brewer says:

    I have entered so many Contests for this Icoffee and have never won ….YET LOL All the Reviews I have seen have been informative BUT yours tells much more!!! Like the Filter part. I had no Idea that it looked like that. Thank you for being so informative :) Now Iam trying again lol Ireally want one of these lol.

  2. Jessica Huth says:

    This would be great to have! I have a keurig, but don’t have anything to make a large quantity for guests. This seems like an awesome coffee machine and would love to give it a home on my counter.

  3. Jessica Huth says:

    I learned that traditional methods of coffee brewing is why coffee tastes the way it does. Interested to find out how coffe tastes when brewed with steam!

  4. Kelly Finton says:

    Thanks for the thorough review!!! My family would definitely put one of these to great use.

  5. Kelly Finton says:

    ICoffee System uses steam to extract the exact taste from coffee, preventing the bitter taste that drip machines produce.

  6. gretchen luper says:

    This product appears to be something I would really like. I have a Keurig for daily use but I still need a pot that makes multiple cups and the steam system sounds like it would make a really good pot of coffee. Hope I win.

  7. gretchen luper says:

    I learned the ICoffee was featured on the cover of the Consumer Hot List. What an honor!

  8. This sounds like an awesome coffee machine. My husband needs a new one so bad and it would make an awesome bday present!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  9. Mya Murphy says:

    I have read so many reviews, but yours totally rocks, and makes me want it more!! Thank you for the wonderful info!!

  10. Barbara Mc/Whenihave Time says:

    This sounds like an awesome coffee maker. I like the no filter.

  11. I really loved your review of the iCoffee, you brought all the important aspects of the steam brewer to the forefront. I love the machine, and would love to taste coffee that it steam brews. I’m not up until after I have my morning coffee, this machine seems to take it to the next level. Thank you for sharing this, I really want to get the iCoffee now.

  12. Jenifer Moore says:

    I have a cheap old 1 and could never afford a nice 1 like this am just hoping to win so I can experience the best pot of coffee so thanks for the chance

  13. Jessica Burrelli says:

    I love that you can see the coffee spinning, I’m a huge coffee freak, this looks like the COOLEST coffee maker I’ve ever seen, I would love to use one!

  14. Jessica Burrelli says:

    I learned from iCoffee that single serve and regular drip brewers are what make my coffee so acidic! I didnt know that was why I couldn’t get my coffee at home to taste like my favorite coffee shop’s and now i know why!

  15. chantal bell says:

    This looks like it would make great tasting coffee.

  16. Deborah D says:

    This. Looks & sounds like a real nice coffee pot. It seems like it would make a delicious pot of coffee.

  17. Ann Paquette-Lukens says:

    We’ve had a hard time finding a coffee maker we like. This one looks nice!

  18. Kortney Picker says:

    I can’t believe that this took 7 years and so many prototypes to perfect!! I guess you never really think how much time goes into making the perfect cup of coffee!! What a great machine!

  19. I am not a coffee drinker, mostly because of the bitter after taste, so the idea that this coffee maker gets rid of this definitely piqued my curiosity. Even if I didn’t end up loving coffee after trying it, my husband and many of our out of town visitors love coffee, so it would be used often.

  20. Now, I will say that I’m pretty loyal to my brand of coffeemaker, but this maker looks AH-mazing! Super sleek and really a great piece to always have on your countertop! I’d love to be able to get a richer cup of coffee just by using a different maker! You may have just sold me! Thanks for the great review and especially the giveaway!

  21. This machine sounds interesting. I like the fact that you don’t have to use a filter and I love how the machine looks…very sleek!

  22. Rebecca Rose says:

    Is the brew basket glass or plastic? With all of the hullabaloo surrounding chemicals leaching out of plastic, I’d love to find a coffee maker with no plastic parts that come into contact with the hot water or coffee. This sounds like it would taste a lot like French-pressed coffee, since that basically steeps in hot water before being forced through a filter and into your cup., so this would be a quick and easy French-Press. I’m intrigued.

    • It’s made from plastic Rebecca. I definitely see your point and having one made from glass or BPA-free plastic would be ideal.

  23. Hello Ruth, I love the smell of coffee, so this might be right up my alley. My old Mr. Coffee has about wore out it’s welcome. lol I do not like sediment in my coffee though. Thanks. Vicki.

  24. Lauren Watson says:

    I absolutely love the fact that you don’t need a filter I go through so many of those and it seems like a waste! Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Yum – Coffee is delicious! This would be fabulous!

  26. Lisa Kerr says:

    I would love to try the ibrewer! Sounds like it makes delicious tasting coffee! Thank you for your review!

  27. I’ve read some other reviews about this machine, and I’m excited to get one! Thank you so much for mentioning the size, though, as I’ll probably need to find another place to put it in my kitchen. I’m not sure it will fit under my upper cabinets!

  28. I went to the iCoffee website and was also excited to learn about the extra, optional filter for the coffee sediment that can occur during brewing. They said that if there wasn’t one included in your packaging, that they’ll send you one for free!

  29. Thanks for the advice about the counter height! I’ve got roomm, but its good to know… and crema is a very, very, very good thing. I have to go make some coffee…..

  30. It looks like it uses way less coffee, has better flavor and does not need a filter

  31. Angie Gosnell Gibson says:

    Coffee time is an important time for my husband and I. We start our day with our first cup together, we would love to have this to start our day with

  32. sandra davis says:

    looks pretty simple. I love my coffee

  33. Lilia Kharabora says:

    Thank you for the excellent review. Love the steam technology, I am a true coffee fan. Currently have the Chemex would love to win and taste and enjoy the icoffee brew. :)

  34. Sherry Compton says:

    Love the idea of rich taste. I would do like you did and use the filter. I don’t want any sediment in my coffee.

  35. I didn’t realize that a good cup of coffee would have crema. It got me thinking about my Keurig coffee and how the Starbucks coffee has crema. A very good and informative review!

  36. Julie Wood says:

    iCoffee uses steam to bring out the flavor of the coffee without the bitter flavor. It has a see through window so I can see my coffee being made. It also By steaming the coffee is gives it a smoother flavor than drip coffee makers. Also it looks very nice.

  37. susan wiener says:

    that it has a great see-thru basket. thx

  38. I wouldn’t love the extra work in cleaning it- but would sure love the better flavor it extracts. I would love to try this machine!

  39. sherry butcher says:

    This is a great review. Love the photos to go alonge with the information on the fillter and stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  40. I love a good cup of coffee I can’t wait to try this one hope I win.

  41. Carol Yemola says:

    I like this brewer because you can make a whole pot of coffee with using a paper filter! Genius!

  42. Monica Sepulveda says:

    This machine is stylish and sounds like it can make a mean coffee. My parents would love to taste the coffee out of this machine vs the decades old one they have.

  43. Stephanie Ferrell says:

    I learned from this iCoffee brewer review that you don’t use traditional coffee filters, the grounds must be coarse or else they will end up in your coffee and the aroma is extra wonderful with the steam extraction process.

  44. I also MUST have coffee in a morning or I would die…LOL! I love coffee but I know that there has to be a better coffee. I’ve gone through a few coffee makers but I know that my good coffee has to taste better…with less bitterness. The icoffee maker sounds perfect! Thank you for a great review and an awesome giveaway!

  45. Cindy Freeman says:

    I like that you don’t have to buy filters. We need a new coffee maker!

  46. Cindy Freeman says:

    Wow! Sounds so neat! Hubby would love this. The grounds don’t compact, but the coffee is brewed by steam and hot water jets keep the ground stirred up. :)

  47. Monica Sepulveda says:

    Love the Brew viewing Window to watch how the Crema forms!!

  48. I love my coffee and anything I can do to improve it will be great

  49. Christina says:

    I love that you can watch the brewing as it is happening.

  50. Carrie Stelzer says:

    What a unique way to brew coffee, with each ground surrounded by water instead of water just trickling through the grounds. I do appreciate you telling us about the things you may not have appreciated (i.e. lack of crema flavor). It makes the review seem so much more like a review than a blanket endorsement. Thanks.

  51. Carrie Stelzer says:

    I learned why coffee can taste bitter; over extraction of some parts of the coffee grounds. This doesn’t seem to be a problem with the iCoffee Coffee Maker since all of the grounds are evenly utilized.

  52. I really like the way this coffeemaker looks – and I’ve often thought how much better it would be if one could be sure all the grounds really got all the flavor extracted. I love that they’ve found a way to do that!

  53. I learned that the uneven way regular drip coffee makers pour down just the center of the grounds is what leads to the flavor being overly acidic and bitter.

  54. I could see myself using this steanmbrew coffee pot. i wouldn’t mind a little extra work in keeping it clean. My old coffee pot wouldn’t give the same smooth, flavorful taste of this steam brewer.

  55. Courtney L says:

    Awesome! Would love to win this! I couldn’t make it without coffee.

  56. lissa crane says:

    This looks like a fabulous coffee maker! I love my Keurig, but I have been looking for a less expensive alternative, and this looks perfect! Great review!

  57. Devon Olson says:

    This sounds perfect! Makes me want to go buy and try!

  58. Happi Shopr says:

    this is exactly what hubby needs! I love the look of the icoffee and that it uses steam to make perfect coffee.

  59. Joyce Ackley says:

    This sleek-looking coffeemaker has some impressive components. I like the design of the brew basket and the glass coffee pot. I’m sure it makes delicious coffee, and I’d love to win.

  60. Kristina Pingleton says:

    This is the coffee maker of the future for sure! Thank you so much for the detailed review. I’m pretty cheap when I spend money – but this product, like my Ninja, looks like it would be completely worth it for a coffee lover like myself! Thanks!

  61. Laura Kelly says:

    I learned that iCoffee technology is protected by patents so you won’t find it in any other coffee brewer.

  62. Jill A.Collins says:

    I never realized that the pump on single serve coffee machines can quickly force hot water through finely ground coffee at excessive speeds, resulting in over-extraction of unwanted acidic and bitter coffee oils.

  63. It comes with its own filter which I like as it saves me money in the long run. The brew basket has a see-through window so I can see what is happening. That is another plus. Thanks.

  64. I found that they don’t sell it in MN. Not good.

  65. Cindy McElwee says:

    My friend has a iCoffee ~ she told me about it ~ would love to have one ~ there is a differences ~ definitely ♥

  66. Ann Marie mones says:

    From the review, it sounds like a lot of effort went into developing this coffee makers. Definitely worth a try! I need to move away from the kcup and save money. Worth the investment in a coffee maker like this.

  67. This is a cool coffeemaker! My husband hates the Keurig, but I bet he would love this one lol

  68. The smell if coffee is my favorite part about it so that makes me really intrigued if this is even stronger!!!!

  69. theresa harris says:

    I think it’s definitely different and innovative, steamed coffee huh?, I would LOVE tro test and keep it. So my husband will stop going to starbucks, lol and he can have it before he leaves and not have to stop. BRING IT ON!!!!!!!

  70. Not having to purchase coffee filters is a huge savings.

  71. Rachel Salinas says:

    This is really neat! It’s so interesting how it brews it differently. I’ve never heard of a coffee maker like this! I’d love to try it!

  72. Dawn Monzu says:

    As I was reading your review, I swear I could smell your coffee! You did a great job of explaining the pro’s and “con’s” of it. I like that you don’t have to buy filters. I don’t care if it takes a little longer to clean up, I am all for it! Thank you very much!

  73. leslie ross says:

    I do not have a coffee maker I have been making instant coffee and would like to brew better coffee

  74. Russell Moore says:

    I have been looking for a coffee maker which makes a cup that tastes as good as it smells.. This looks promising.

  75. Tammy Markham says:

    This coffee maker sounds wonderful. i really enjoy coffee anytime of the day. for me, i think that i would have to use the extra filter so that it wasn’t as strong, but then again, i also use creamer in my coffee, but i don’t put too much creamer in it, as to not taste the coffee. with this coffee maker i don’t think that i would have that problem. Thank you for posting about this.

  76. Tammy Marie Markham says:

    you don’t have to worry about bitter tasting coffee because the rotational steamer technology part of the machine makes sure that your coffee is nice and smooth every time.

  77. DailyWoman(Lacey) says:

    I love the fact that this coffeemaker has the see through window so you can actually see how it works. I like that you get a better aroma with this method.

  78. Tammy Marie Markham says:

    okay, this is going to be a very silly question, when i vote, in which i think i did, but i’m not sure, when you hit the button for the top mommy blog is there anything that i need to do on that page, because i don’t see anything that says vote, if there is where is it on the top mommy blog site. i feel silly asking this question, but anyways, thank you

    • Not a silly question at all! Once you click on the Top Mommy Blogs banner and the page loads, that’s it. Your vote has been cast, although it doesn’t say so. It’s confusing for sure. Thank you for voting!!!

  79. Leanna Morris says:

    Great review, stressing points that I feel necessary to know such as using a filter in the brew basket or using a coarser grind
    of coffee. Thanks for shaing the information.

  80. I really like how you can see everything as it happens and that it has easy clean parts

  81. I learned that ICOFFEE IS BPA & LEAD FREE

  82. jamie hamilton says:

    Wow, from your review I learned that i Coffee doesn’t use a traditional filter. i would love to try that.

    I also checked out the iCoffee website and read more about what you mentioned about the coffee maker extracting the best flavors. For instance, perhaps my drip coffee is too acidic. I think iCoffee would be good for those with sensitive stomachs.

  83. This looks like an amazing way to make coffee. I love everything coffee I’d love to try this out this brew system.

  84. lindy bee giordano says:

    Ive never heard of this coffee machine how awesome Id love to see it in action!!!

  85. lindy bee giordano says:

    Great reveiew this coffee pot looks so easy to use.

  86. Cynthia C says:

    This looks like such an innovative system. I’d love to see it work and taste a cup.

  87. Love this review! Love this contest! Love this iCoffee! Thanks for all the great information. I only enter contests for things that I’d love to have and this one is one of my favorites. Great job on the review! Thanks for the opportunity!

  88. Now I know why my coffee can taste acidic and bitter. Amazing technology with the iCoffee!

  89. Reina Sabie says:

    i hate bitter coffee after taste. if this really eliminates it then it is def worth looking into

  90. Arleen F Smith says:

    After reading the review I think I would sacrifice the counter space and extra time cleaning because of the quality of the cup of coffee,I am definitely going to do more research.

  91. Crystalis says:

    I’ve been using a lil cheapie coffee maker for years and it’s on it’s last drips right now, so I desperately need a new one, been trying to find the “right one” for a while. Well hello iCoffee!! It’s amazing that it took them 7 years to perfect a beauty like this! And just reading about the how regular coffee pots are more acidic because of the drip system…well my cup I’m drinkin right now isn’t tasting that great anymore..

  92. Brutus Duffy says:

    I don’t know what crema is, but as long as the coffee tastes great, that’s all I care about. I don’t mind sediment in my cup-gives me character, choking it down. :)

  93. I learneded that iCoffee uses the goodness of steam to extract the most exquisite coffee flavours while rotational hot water jets continuously stir the grounds, compared to iMac which fails the coffee challenge miserably again. I also learneded that unlike an iMac an iCoffee does not require internet access and helps conserve bandwidth usage; I think that is icing on the cake.

  94. david harris says:

    The coolest coffee pot I’ve seen

  95. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I learned that it’s BPA and lead free!

  96. ken smith says:

    This looks like a great coffee maker!

  97. david harris says:

    man, these are long entries

  98. david harris says:

    Hope I win this after a lot of work, but well worth it for a super innovative coffeemaker/steamer, lol

  99. i tocolleenmaul says:

    I too like the sleek design. Also theres sonthing about glass poys. Easy to clean and you can see how much coffee you have left very stlish and a top brand name.

  100. Tammie Decker says:

    I LOVE my coffee need it right away in the morning. I would love to win this

  101. So every time you make a pot of coffee, you have to clean the brew basket, the glass carafe and the (optional) filter? Do you clean inside of the machine where the brew basket goes, as well? It probably is best to hand-wash it all? It seems like a lot of work for one pot of coffee… but if you say it’s worth it…. {smile}

    • Yes, I clean the brew basket, the carafe, and the little filter with every pot. I don’t clean inside the machine because I never did that with my old machine either and figure why start now :) I hand wash it all and it’s really not THAT much additional work. It’s just a bit grittier since you can’t just dump the paper filter full of grounds into the trash first.

  102. Jessica Irizarry says:

    This sounds great. I love my coffee and anything that can produce a better cup is for me.

  103. paty pulido says:

    it has a see through basket that’s so cool

  104. Very interesting !!!! I too have a keurig and I love it but would like it for when we had guest over :)

  105. I’m not a coffee drinker. My husband is. Is there supposed to be grounds in your coffee cup?

    • They call it “essence” and yes, to have some sediment (it’s not really grounds – it’s more like super fine silt) in your cup is normal with this machine. It didn’t really bother me, but I used the optional filter to decrease the amount.

  106. Annette Herbst says:

    This looks very high tech but I love gadgits and coffee so this is perfect

  107. I recently upgraded to a Keurig machine but I like this one so much better!! Love the SteamBrew feature and it will give me the perfect cup of coffee everytime!! LOVE IT!!!

  108. I learned that it took 7 years and 1,257 prototypes to engineer this coffee machine!! WOW!!

  109. wow that was a great precise review. I appreciate that. And thank you for that. I’m 30 years old, have loved coffee since around 12 years old. I’ve been paralyzed from the shoulders down for 7 years now. I have to rely on my parents, caregivers, or siblings to make coffee for me. And I just want something else. It’s like they can’t make it the way I want it the way I used to drink it. From this review. It kind of sounds for flavor is closer to how I preferred it. Only one way to check though I hope I win it thank you for the opportunity thank you for the great review and good luck everyone

  110. Debbie Miracle says:

    I loved the syle in the photo .. also the degree of detail of your experience and advise to get the best results. I would love to win this.. eith way this is a product I am certainly going to look into more. and would consider purchasing based alot on your review. Thank you

  111. Terra Agueda says:

    I learned the steam makes the coffee taste better and less bitter.

  112. Dawn Walbeck says:

    I think the iCoffee is amazing. The basket allows a lot more ease and fresh brew than traditional baskets. My current multi-cup coffee maker leaks and does not brew a full pot anymore. I have loved it for many years…and need to replace it. I don’t want to replace it with just any ‘ol coffeemaker though. What a great coffeemaker!

  113. Deborah Rosen says:

    Rod drinks a lot of coffee but I drink only the occasional cup. He makes very robust coffee and it’s usually too bitter for me to enjoy. Based on your review, I think the iCoffee would eliminate that and allow me to enjoy the occasional cup while allowing Rod his robust coffee.

  114. ralph gonzales says:

    i like it canbe bought at bed bath and beyond

  115. Connie Hamilton says:

    Oh, to be able to brew a wonderful cup of coffee from home…seems like a dream.

  116. patricia parsons says:

    this pot sounds amazing i drink a bit lighter coffee but when my son comes he is a dark roast drinker and i think this pot would please us both love the concept of extracting more flavor from the coffee thanks for the chance to win one I have not seen these in my area before

  117. Dorothy Boucher says:

    this looks like a really good coffee maker and i love the fact that you don’t have waste money on filters.. this would definitely be a great addition to my kitchen, thanks @tisonlyme143 and great review

  118. Dorothy Boucher says:

    i love how they have the window to this system, and really love the fact that the coffee is in constant motion through steam , which i have been saying for years loll so now i am really in love with this coffee system.. also really love the fact its easy to clean and when your trying to do a whole lot in a day you need that :) thanks @tisnlyme143

  119. Donna Jagnarain says:

    Very cool I like the idea! I would love to try it.

  120. Donna Jagnarain says:

    Very cool I like the idea! I would love to try it.

  121. I like that it uses steam to keep the coffee grounds moving as the water extracts the coffee flavor. I would love to have one of these to go with our K-Cup machine since I want at least 3-4 cups of coffee in the morning.

  122. I learned that it does not contain lead or BPA’s.

  123. Kathryn McBride says:

    This is the coolest coffee maker I’ve seen. I love the see-through window and the steam jets. I especially like that it gets rid of the acidic or bitter after taste.

  124. I like that no filter is needed! Just have never paid much attention to the course ground coffee…wonder if it’s hard to find?

  125. Samantha Wilson says:

    Very nice coffee maker, I would love to try it out & brag to my friends :p

  126. Samantha Wilson says:

    The coffee is PRE-STEAMED! How cool!

  127. From reading your review, I think this coffee pot is fabulous. It appears to brew a pot of excellent coffee each time.

  128. I learned iCoffee aired on the nationally syndicated show DayTime with Jerry Penacoli.

  129. I like the fact that you can see the way the coffee is brewing and the steam jets

  130. I would love to be able to have a coffee maker that steams the coffee and I like the idea that you can choose a filter or not to use one and I like the idea of a timer between Hubby and me we go through at least 2 pots of coffee in the morning . thank you for the chance

  131. Thanks so much for your review! This coffee maker sounds like what I’m looking for. I really like that you don’t need to use filters. I’ve never owned a coffee pot like that before. It also looks very nice and would make a great addition to my kitchen :)

  132. Michelle Goswick says:

    I’ve never seen one of these, I would LOVE to have one!! Doesn’t look like they would take up much space!!

  133. Lauren H. says:

    Thanks for the great review. It would be great to win one of these!

  134. keely hostetter says:

    Would love to try this, I love quality coffee. What a great way to get maximum taste!

  135. keely hostetter says:

    I learned that it is easy to clean and filter can be put in the dishwasher!!!!!

  136. I learned that there is a viewing window so you can look at the coffee as it steams and brews.

  137. What a great little brewer. I have been looking for something like this!

  138. Rachel Young says:

    I think this looks like an awesome brewer!! My hubs is a coffee addict so this would be great. I love the idea of steam brew tech!

  139. Kara Figueroa says:

    This sounds right up my husbands alley! He has developed quite a pallet for coffee. This one seems to brew at his right level of boldness.

  140. Lauren H. says:

    I went to iCoffee.com and learned how to clean the machine. Doesn’t look too difficult. I’d love to win!

  141. Kristi Davis says:

    I would love to try this coffee machine!!! I I love coffee!! I have just a plain coffee pot and it seem to take forever to brew!!!

  142. Melissa H says:

    So excited! I too NEED coffee in the morning so I love the quickness of this maker.

  143. Melissa H says:

    Visited ICoffee and learned how to clean it- so simple!

  144. Elizabeth Johnston says:

    I cannot imagine morning without coffee! I love that this brewing system cuts down on the acidity found in regular drip coffee. My favorite brewing method is cold (Toddy coffee <3), but this would be great for hot coffee drinks. :)

  145. ruby reis wade says:

    It sounds wonderful. I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee. I was wondering, I know you said Not to use a paper filter, but did you try? or what was the reason for not using it? Not that the clean up would be bad. a minute out of my life to clean as opposed to throwing away grounds in the paper filter.

  146. Thanks for the through review. I love coffee, but I’ve noticed I can’t drink strong, black coffee anymore, my stomach just says no. I’d love to try the iCoffee, thanks for the chance to win!

  147. Love this. Want to win this so bad!! I’m a coffee fanatic. This seems awesome!

  148. I looked at the FAQ.

  149. gigi borden says:

    i love your review and how you give us so much detail and provide pictures!!

  150. gigi borden says:

    i learnt the remington name has been associated with coffee since 1846 – long time!!

  151. Sounds like this is a special machine and will need to either grind your own beans or get the beans at the store and dial in a course grind there. I used to do that when I was using a coffee press. Thanks for the heads up on the measurements as I would be interested to know how much space it take up.

  152. I learned that they went through 1,257 prototypes! Wow, you would think after that, they pretty much perfected it. Yeah!

  153. Mikayla K says:

    It seems like this is exactly what I have been missing in my coffee. I want a rich flavor but not a bitter flavor and if this is removing the sediment too then I have to try this.

  154. Ashley Trail says:

    I am excited to see this, I love rich deep coffee…

  155. Paula Morgan says:

    While I am definitely not a Coffee Aficionado, I do know what I like and don’t like about my coffee…and First and foremost, I need a reliable coffee pot for my morning cup of fresh-brewed heaven!! I have become spoiled by “Programmable Coffee Makers”…I can set them up at night before bed and wake up to a fresh brewed pot every morning!! I like that this is programmable and it would make the perfect replacement for my old one…I would love the chance to try steam brewed coffee!!

  156. Paula Morgan says:

    I learned on the iCoffee site that they expect there to be sediment in your pot, that’s why they offer the optional filter that fits on the carafe. I think this is a great idea, and no more worry about paper filters!!

  157. I would so love to win one of these i have been without a coffee maker for over a month :( and I am missing my flavored coffee so my fingers are crossed and my toes cause I really need this :)

  158. cortney t says:

    Great review! As a mom to a 14 month old I drink a lot of coffee!! We just have a basic coffee machine and it does a horrible job! It gets the coffee grounds in the coffee sometimes. YUCK then I have to make a new pot! I love the sleek design of this!

  159. cortney t says:

    They are on consumer hot list !!

  160. Michelle V says:

    This sounds great! We got rid of our coffee maker not too long ago because it was getting too old, and not making a very decent cup o’joe. This sounds like a great new one for me to have! I do need coffee back in my life!

  161. Beanybopp says:

    I learned that the reason why coffee tastes bitter in conventional coffee makers is because it compacts and over extracts the flavor from the grounds. I just thought coffee beans where bitter naturally…so it is interesting to know that they arent suppose to be bitter.

  162. Beanybopp says:

    I showed my husband this (since he is the only coffee drinker in the house) and he was like “I like my bitter coffee”. Then I showed him the video on the website and he was like “how much is it?” LOL I think that he is really interested in tasting a cup to see the difference between our cheap $17 coffee maker vs the iCoffee. He has been bothering me for a keurig for the longest time but I think that he might be bugging me for one of these instead.

  163. Good review – now I’ll have to get one of these brewers (if I don’t win)!

  164. Sandra Crispo says:

    Love to win so can make coffee for hubby and tea for me without making too much and letting some go to waste!!!

  165. Sandra Crispo says:

    with the singel serve machines the pump can quickly force hot water through finely ground coffee at excessive speeds, resulting in over-extraction of unwanted acidic and bitter coffee oils and is actually more expensive in long run!!

  166. JEssie Santana says:

    I Love to check out all the new Mommy Blogs, and BAking Blogs…. One of my favorites Blogs is Sprinklebakes.com Blog site! Tons of Baking and awesome Desserts on that one! JEssie

  167. Mara Lateiner says:

    im suddenly craving a fresh cup of icoffee :)

  168. I love that the iCoffee Coffee Maker uses steam jets and gets rid of the bitterness and aftertaste. I also like the amount of time and effort they put into making this coffee maker to make it so unique. Thank you.

  169. Mara Lateiner says:

    Icoffee is a product from the company which invented the perculator.

  170. I visited iCoffee and learned that the iCoffee uses the benefits of steam to open up and fully release only the non-bitter, non-acidic, exquisitely smooth coffee flavors.

    I would like to say that I never heard of iCoffee until today. Thank you for your informative review about it and the fact that it even exists.

  171. Maria Marcotte says:

    I woukd.love this coffee maker!! Reviews say it makes great coffee!! Mmmm im a coffee feind!! Would.love it. Love that you dont have to buy filters!!! A definite plus! I love that!!!

  172. Heather Poindexter says:

    Oh this review was great!

  173. Marcy Strahan says:

    I have never had steamed coffee before ! It truly sounds amzing! I drink about 12 cups a day at home but have never been toa fancy coffee shop that has steamed coffee! I dream of owning a icoffee now that I’ve read your review!

  174. Nelda Gay says:

    This is a great review..I do not own any type of maker like this and I think I would really love this one!

  175. Julie Cook says:

    This is very interesting, I would really like to try this product!

  176. JEssie Santana says:

    I would LOVEEEE TO wind the icoffee maker. I am in MUCH need of a new Good working coffee pot. I will be needing one soon, and after reading your review on it, it sounds like an awesome machine. My biggest concern when looking to purchase a coffee machine, is the creama! usually you only see this on extremely expensive espresso machines. but this is the first time I’ve heard of a good priced daily coffee drip machine being able to produce the crema! Its all about the CREMA, that’s what makes a good coffee, and also grinding your grounds fresh!

  177. SherrianneH says:

    Very much would love to taste the difference with the icoffee.

  178. Valorie Nelson says:

    Love to win for my sister, she is such a blessing!

  179. Michele Comas says:

    Well, between my broken Keurig and my regular coffee maker, that is on its way out…this seems like the perfect replacement. Congrats to whomever wins…I would like to know how it truly compares!

  180. I have been looking for a new coffee maker and this one sounds like something we would get a lot of use from. Thanks for the honest review.

  181. Sandy Cain says:

    This looks really nice. I like that you get the flavor of a French Press, but without the problems. I like the see-through window too!

  182. I’ve just planted my own coffee plants in my yard (hey, you never know and I’ve GOT to have my coffee!), I’d love to try the real deal with a machine that could give all of the flavor my fresh beans will have to offer. Your review says this is that machine! Everything I”ve read says that my truly fresh coffee should be a true treat to consume……can’t wait!!! I just love finding new stuff like this, it’s not only useful but also geared to enhance my experience with something I already love.

  183. I love that the coffee is double filtered so you don’t have coffee grounds in your coffee.

  184. Deanna mancini says:

    Love this!! I dont mind a lil xtra clean up for a great cup of coffee!!

  185. This looks really nice. So much better than the one we have. I like the concept behind it as I love coffee but that slightly bitter aftertaste can be a turn off at times. I would really like to give something like this a try so I have my fingers crossed.

  186. Would love to try a variety of coffee try.bet the aroma.w8ould to

  187. Jean everson says:

    Would love to try a variety of flavors bet the aroma would be amazing

  188. I appreciate your review, it has been the most insightful so far!

  189. I learned that The Rich Coffee Crema forms when the coffee is steambrewing. That rich coffee crema helps ensure an “impossibly smooth” tasting cup of coffee. But you wont see it in your cup because by the time it hits the carafe the crema bubbles have burst and all you are left with is that impossibly smooth coffee flavor.

  190. Jenn W says:

    I’ve been using a french press for the past few years and am intrigued by the difference in flavor/essence a steam brewer would make in my essential morning cup of coffee! Love the details about the filter.

  191. Ashley Avelar says:

    Great review! I love the design. The automatic shutoff is such a great feature. sleepy moms in the morning forget something and I can imagine myself forgetting to shut it off so that would be helpful. Steam seems like such a great way to brew coffee.

  192. Jill D. says:

    This Coffee Maker sounds like it’s fabulous! Hope I win!

  193. Jill D. says:

    It doesn’t contain lead or BPA’S.

  194. Sky Evans says:

    This looks SO good. Icoffee is such a nice idea.

  195. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Great review. I am so impressed with the steam brew technology. Want to taste a cup of this coffee!

  196. melisa says:

    You have us most curious about the smell and taste of coffee brewed via this method. My husband has a siphon coffee maker, as well as other types of coffee makers, and we’ve not yet seen this in person. It’d be fun to try different beans and record the different attributes, then look it all over afterwards.

  197. melisa says:

    I learned that through their patented steambrew technology, the coffee will not turn out bitter or acidic. The video was interesting to watch as well.

  198. My Mom swears only an old fashioned percolator makes good coffee. I think I can prove her wrong with an iCoffee.

  199. Amanda Louise says:

    Looks like a great innovative coffee maker and I have a great home for it. :-)

  200. Valerie Guerrero says:

    i love how easy it is to use

  201. What a nice change and big improvement iCoffee would be over my old pot. I don’t believe the coffee is hot enough any longer as it was in the recent past.

  202. Valerie Guerrero says:

    I LEARNED HOW EASY IT IS TO USE

  203. brian calhoun says:

    No filter and it seems with the steam ststew you get all the flavor from your grounds

  204. tanya holland says:

    This coffee maker sounds wonderful. I would love to have one of these in my home. This would be great for dinner parties and holidays.

  205. tanya holland says:

    I learned that it has an automatic shut off, which is great for me.

  206. Jessica Lodge says:

    I am definitely a coffee addict and I love having coffee in all different ways. My drip coffee maker kind of leaves a bitter after taste which I believe the icoffee machine eliminates. I’m excited to hear that you agree that it gave you a smooth cup of coffee. Thanks for the review.

  207. Melissa G. says:

    I looooove the smell of coffee and I love the ritual of having a cup in the morning. Home coffee isn’t always the best, so I would love a machine that makes a good home coffee.

  208. this is a really cool concept and pretty coffee maker, I enjoyed the review, interesting how it is fresher tasting and less oils!

  209. Its interesting that the icoffee uses the steam to release flavor and aroma! It has the creamer inside, the filter section is so fascinating how it works! Learned a lot.

  210. Danyelle Foster says:

    I want one of these so bad!!

  211. Carmen Woody says:

    I love coffee in the morning ,afternoon and evening

  212. Sara alarcon says:

    I learned that it is much cleaner and efficient then regular coffee makers.

  213. Karen Propes says:

    Thanks for your detailed review, we need a coffee maker and this has really informed me of how unique this one can be. I entered to win, hoping I do, I will be drinking great coffee to. Thanks again.

  214. Shea Balentine says:

    What a great review! I never knew these existed and totally wanna try one now! =)

  215. Shea Balentine says:

    I learned that it does not contain lead or BPAs

  216. Lorayne Gothard says:

    It i really different that you don’t have to use a coffee filter!! Like you said in your post, I like the design of the machine a lot!! It is very beautiful!!

  217. Lorayne Gothard says:

    I really like that the Icoffee maker is making it through the french press method!! I didn’t know that, but that makes me really love it!!

  218. William W. says:

    It sure makes it EASY when you don’t have to buy filters all the time! The gold tone brew basket is easy to clean and doesn’t remove the creama. This would be a welcome appliance in ANY home. (Especially MINE.) Have a great March!!! ☘

  219. Barb Stenby says:

    This sounds like a great coffee system I would love to try the coffee. I LOVE a good cup of coffee which my present pot doesnt give me

  220. I am a huge coffee drinker…I think this device is ONE OF A KIND. I would love to win it—woot! woot!

  221. sarah sinkus says:

    great review looks like an awesome product and great technology

  222. Haley Strong says:

    This machine looks amazing! I love the optional filter, thank you for providing so many great pics!

  223. Vicki Howes says:

    I love the look and the coffee sounds perfect.

  224. Kathy Pease says:

    This looks great I love my coffee in the morning and this would be so great..My coffee pot barely even keeps the coffee hot

  225. Michelle C says:

    Your review is great with so much detail and pictures. I wonder if it could be used to brew tea leaves?

  226. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that the company is located in Valencia, California.

  227. Angela W says:

    I learned that iCofffee uses the benefits of steam to open up and fully release only the non-bitter, non-acidic, exquisitely smooth coffee flavors.

  228. Buddy Garrett says:

    It sounds great. It would be great not having to buy filters.

  229. not having to use coffee filters is great

  230. JEssie Santana says:

    Can’t wait!!! Last Day!!!

  231. Kimberly Corish says:

    This would be amazing! We make at least 4-5 pots of coffee a day here! I think we need meetings :P

  232. saminder gumer says:

    this seems like it is brews a pretty strong cup of coffee. i do not drink that much so i would want to make less. i wonder how it would do with less volume.

  233. saminder gumer says:

    i learned that it has a brew window where you can watch the action happen.

  234. Linda Tang says:

    This coffee brewer will be great for my sister, who loves coffee!

  235. Thanks for the chance to win, I learned from the review that is coffee maker has a wonderful warm option for the finished brew.

  236. kris mihalov says:

    interesting that it does not need a coffee filter, great review with in detail info

  237. Rosanne says:

    I like that it uses steam to get the full flavor

  238. Would love to try the iCoffee! Sounds like a great way to brew a pot of coffee!

  239. I learned that with a drip coffee maker you get acidic and bitter coffee because of over extraction because not all of the coffee evenly comes in contact with the hot water.

  240. Janette Polivka says:

    The whole steam brew concept sounds amazing! And I bet it tastes so smooth and rich, just the way I like it. Yum! Just the perfect way to start the day!

  241. laurie nykaza says:

    The steamed coffee sounds amazing great taste and easy to do

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