The whole concept of the iCoffee Brewer is unique, as you can see above. It all revolves around steaming the grounds to brew them. And let me tell you, not only does it work, but it looks neat as it does it! My unit arrived and I got it out the next day.
With the holidays and all the stress you get, what better way to compensate and give yourself a break than to brew a cup of coffee, right? As I was opening it I was hoping it wouldn't be a lot of work. There were buttons and stuff and just from looking at it you can see it is not your typical coffee maker.
But I was going to brave it and see if I could figure out how to work it. Needless to say, I had nothing to worry about!! This was super easy and not hard at all.
The first pot I ran just water. It helps to clean out any packing material or dust you might find. I put in my water, turned it on and set the clock, and then pushed start. And music met my ears? Okay, not exactly music, but chimes of some sort. And then again when it was done. The display shows that the water is heating up and that the machine is on.
This is so easy to make. You fill the carafe with how much water you need, add your grounds to the basket, and then press start. There were a couple things I really liked. One, you can do up to 12 cups with this. Most specialty brewing machines only allow you to make maybe 6 cups. This is double that. The paperwork said that you will probably use less coffee grounds than normal and I think that will work out the same for me.
I don't like mine real strong anyways, but I used the same amount of grounds I normally do and it was pretty strong. So I will cut back on my next one. Which in the long run saves you money because you are using less. And the other thing I like? The flavor. It comes out very smooth and rich. There were no grounds or sludge and it tasted great!! Also as far as cleaning it, I was worried it might be a pain because of brewing it directly in the basket. But it took me about 5 minutes to wash everything out and have it ready for use again. Very easy to rinse out. And if you prefer to use the paper filters, there is a piece for it, but I would urge you to try it without.
So, anyone interested in one for yourself? Or maybe to give as a gift? I am sure whoever wins this will be so pleased about making new coffee. You won't ever go back to a regular machine again:) Use the form below to enter the giveaway. This is US only!! Giveaway will end 1/20. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
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