Use a french press? I'm not fancy (or patient) enough for that. A traditional brewer? I'd never finish the entire pot and find that the measuring, scooping and replacing filters is too much hassle. Coffeehouse? Don't even get me started on the cost. Instead, K-cups are the perfect size, brew up fresh extremely quickly, and offer the all-over convenience that I need when I'm not yet fully awake.
However, up until recently, I had been under the impression that the only single serve coffeemaker that brewed K-cups was from the one name in the industry everyone knows, Keurig. If you want to use K-cups, you get a Keurig; simple as that.
Alas, while that may have been true at one point, times have changed and newer (i.e. better) technology has entered the K-cup realm. Why use the same standard machine when there is one that is being hailed as providing better flavor, taste, aftertaste and aroma?
It's time to move on with the iCoffee Opus SpinBrew single serve brewer!
The first single serve brewing system of its kind, iCoffee set out to not only create a single serve brewing device that delivered exceptional-tasting coffee, they also wanted to deliver a brewer that was as safe as possible. In that quest, the resulting iCoffee Opus utilizes a variety of technically advanced methods to provide the best coffee experience possible.
Second, the SafetyLock system locks the brew head during brewing to prevent the escape of hot liquid from the brewer. Along with the lock, if the brew head is tampered with during brewing, a secondary electronic safety device instantly shuts off the flow of water to all but eliminate the chance of burn-related injuries occurring.
The freedom to use any K-cups I choose, SpinBrew Technology to provide premium quality taste, and the knowledge that the safety of myself and my family has been held in the highest regard? There really wasn't anything more that I needed to hear that could have made me more excited to try out the iCoffee Opus!
Right out of the box and I was already chomping at the bit to put this beauty to work!
Fortunately iCoffee knows that consumers don't want to spend ages assembling or setting up products, as there isn't much more more to do more to do than plug the Opus in and get the initial cleaning rinse started.
In the meantime, I was able to appreciate the yummy flavors of K-cups in the included sampler, as well as the addition of the iCup Reusable. If you have ground coffee in your home or are devoted to a brand that has yet to offer their coffee in K-cup form, simply use this economical and environmentally friendly option instead!
A few short minutes later my Opus was cleaned, I had the large 75-ounce water reservoir filled, and we were ready to go.
Not only did iCoffee include a magnetic, removable drip tray to allow users space for taller travel mugs...
...but their ingenious Dial-A-Brew control makes it possible to simply dial any size beverage between 4 and 12 ounces in ½ ounce increments. I have seen other coffeemakers that have a few settings, but iCoffee has easily taken that to an entirely new level by basically guaranteeing that you can have the perfect strength and taste for your coffee each and every time.
After selecting the size, it only takes one more press on the Dial-A-Brew button for the Opus to begin its SpinBrew Technology and start putting steaming hot, wonderfully aromatic coffee into my mug.
I wasn't sure what sort of noise to expect this machine to make while it worked, but found that it isn't any louder or more disturbing than any other coffee machine that I have tried. No worries that this might be bothersome during our morning routine or have any chance of waking anyone up early in the morning.
iCoffee even included a fun blue light throughout the machine that also appears over your mug during brewing — no need to even turn on any lights to get your coffee going!
In the end, I've found that the convenience of the iCoffee Opus really is unparalleled, as they truly have thought of everything to make this as user-friendly as possible. Not only does this brewer give you a fresh-brewed cup of fresh coffee, tea or hot cocoa every time that is made exactly how you like it, but its features make it pretty much fool-proof.
Simply pop in any K-cup (or create your own with the iCup Reusable), choose precisely the size you desire, and let the Opus do the rest. It even has a built-in Energy Saver so that you can have it turn itself off automatically after two hours of non-use!
As for the flavor (because let's admit it, it all comes down to taste), I did not expect to notice much of a difference between coffee from iCoffee versus that from Keurig. But I was wrong! The iCoffee Opus really does produce a richer, smoother, more flavorful taste and aftertaste and I can see why this machine has been receiving the highest of praises and awards from Popular Science, Consumer Reports, HomeWorld Business, and many more!
Are you ready to put your senses to the test? You can find out much more about the features, advantages and benefits of the iCoffee Opus (as well as their other brewers) by visiting iCoffee.com and connecting with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The iCoffee Opus has an MSRP of $139.99 and can be found on Amazon, at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores nationwide, and many more.
Plus, thanks to the generosity of iCoffee, one person will soon find one making an impact on their morning coffee routine as well, because...
One lucky person will win an iCoffee Opus single serve brewer!
A big thank you to iCoffee for providing an Opus for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.