I started this journey of discovery and invention almost seven years ago. I was tired of spending money on fancy brewers and exotic coffees only to end up with mediocre, bitter and acidic tasting coffee.
After 7 years of research and over 1257 prototypes, my engineering team and I finally developed the perfect way to brew your favorite coffee. We named it icoffee. The "i" stands for innovation.
While enjoying one of my favorite meals of grilled chicken, steamed rice and vegetables, I remembered all of the research that proved steaming is the best way to unlock the full flavors of food without destroying all of the nutrients. It was truly an “Ah ha” moment and it became obvious that I should apply the "goodness of steam" to the process of brewing coffee.
While my team and I perfected the technology to add steam to the brewing process, we found that we could extract even more exquisite flavor by simply rotationally stirring the grounds. Our testing proved that by alternating steaming and stirring our SteamBrew™ process released the most delightfully smooth, non-bitter, non-acidic flavors from inside the coffee grounds putting more coffee flavor in your cup. We then thought, lets show how it's done and designed a brew window which, for the first time in history, allowed the passionate coffee lover a chance to witness the SteamBrew™ process and more importantly see the rich Coffee Crema forming from their favorite coffee.
I made sure to protect my work by obtaining patents in the US (multiple), Europe (England, Germany, France), Japan, China, Australia and Canada (see Gallery for copies of some of my patents)
We then tested icoffee through consumer focused interviews to measure consumer response for its performance and just as important, ease of use. (see Gallery for videos showing results)
When I finally premiered the patented icoffee brewer and SteamBrew™ technology at the 2013 International Home and Housewares show, I knew that I had developed the perfect method to brew coffee. However, I was not prepared for the overwhelming response from the media and the retailers at the show. Everyone that saw SteamBrew™ technology in action and tasted the impossibly smooth coffee made by the icoffee brewer wanted one and wanted one IMMEDIATELY! I realized that I had enough validation to justify the effort and expense to quickly bring icoffee to market. (see gallery for copies of articles and video showing all the media attention)
"...an impossibly smooth cup of coffee!"
"...so advanced it will change the way Americans brew their coffee."
"...a more intense flavor and creamier finish."
I developed a relationship with a "world class" factory that makes appliances and coffee brewers for some of the biggest name brands and retailers in the world. With their guidance and support we have finished field testing and received UL certification insuring safety. All we must do now is fund the marketing effort that insures the word gets out!
I invented icoffee, I stand behind the technology and the performance and I personally guaranteed that if you back me, you will receive your reward ON TIME!!!
I know you will enjoy my icoffee brewer and patented SteamBrew™ process today and for many years to come. I believe that life is too short to drink a bitter cup of coffee. icoffee will brew the perfect cup everytime, I guarantee it!!!