Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker Review: Why You Need It Now

Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker Review: Why You Need It Now

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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If you are like me, nothing gets you ready for any day than a cup of freshly made iced coffee. I like my cup strong and not watery, which led me to buy the best iced coffee maker I could find. If you are also looking for one, this is my Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker review. In this article, I will dive into what I like most about this machine so you can decide if it works for you.

What Is the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker?

Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker, Single Serve Machine with...
  • THE MAGIC IS IN THE MEASUREMENTS: The simple measuring system...
  • BREW AT HOME, SAVE MONEY: By making your own iced coffee at home,...
  • EASY TO MAKE, EASY TO CUSTOMIZE: Make refreshing iced coffee at...
  • CONSISTENTLY GREAT TASTE: Easy-to-use measuring scoop and tumbler...

This machine is made by an American brand called Mr. Coffee, a trademark brand from the Newell Brands that entered the coffee machine-making industry in the 1970s. The company is known for the best coffee makers, and this iced coffee maker is just one of the products they offer.

Before I bought this machine, I was always looking for a way to make my own iced coffee at home, but many YouTube recipes failed me. The most important thing about making iced coffee is getting water, ice, and coffee measurements right, so I found I always ended up with flavorless or watery homemade iced coffee.

And, since I did not have enough time to attempt iced coffee recipes each morning, I knew I needed a fast solution. So, while I needed to get to work with a fresh cup of iced coffee in hand, I could not afford to pass by the coffee shop each morning. Sure, the coffee shop makes the best and most flavorful iced coffee, but it can cost upwards of $800 yearly.

So, with my iced coffee economics in mind, I found buying an iced coffee maker made the most sense, and where else to look for one with good reviews apart from TikTok? Luckily, I did not spend hours researching as the Mr. Coffee machine was already trending.

So, like many others, I watched a few videos and decided to make the purchase. Here is how my life changed!

My Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker Review: Advantages

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When I say my life changed after buying this iced coffee maker, it is because the taste of refreshing iced coffee gives me the best headstart for any day. And, what do I need to create refreshing iced coffee? Just the machine, ice, water, and freshly ground coffee.

If you need to buy an iced coffee maker but are unsure if this one is the best, here are a few reasons I recommend it.

a) It is affordable

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If you like a cup of coffee daily, you really should avoid buying it each day. An ounce of iced, cold, or hot coffee can cost anywhere between a few cents and $5, depending on where you buy it. It may not sound like much, but the sum is huge by the end of the year. Of the three types of coffee, iced coffee is arguably the most expensive.

If you are currently paying for coffee daily, I recommend getting this iced coffee maker from Mr. Coffee. It costs less than $30, and you will only need the best coffee grounds, ice from your freezer or ice maker, and clean water to make your own iced coffee.

b) It comes with the necessary accessories

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If you have watched many YouTube iced coffee recipes, you know how they sound easy to make, but then the process backfires when you try it. I realized I could not perfectly master making tasty iced coffee manually. But that's because it is tough to get the ice, water, and coffee grounds measurements correct.

This ratio issue was a big reason I chose to buy this iced coffee maker, and I'm glad it did not disappoint. The machine comes with all the accessories you need to make and keep your iced coffee colder longer. Even better, the accessories will guide your iced coffee recipe measurements.

The machine is nicely packaged and does not weigh much. When you open the packaging, you will be greeted by an instructions booklet, a paper with several iced coffee recipes, and a user caution guide.

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Then, the machine is nicely tucked between two hardboard covers, so you will also need to pull these out of the box. When you remove the covers, you will find the Mr. Coffee iced coffee maker with a reusable nylon coffee filter in the basket, a reusable tumbler with a lid and straw plus water and ice markings, and a coffee ground scoop inside the tumbler.

The machine connects to a power source supplying a voltage of 1200 watts and 110 volts, respectively.

c) It is easy to use

As I mentioned above, this machine comes with all you need to make refreshing iced coffee at home in a few minutes. So, when you have prepared enough ice cubes and have your coffee grounds ready, the brewing process is a pure breeze.

After unboxing, it is best to clean the accessories before making coffee. Also, it is worth noting that the BPA-free tumbler is not dishwasher safe, so I prefer washing all washable parts by hand, including the reusable coffee filter.

When the machine is ready for brewing, you will only need to use the plastic tumbler for water and ice measurements, then use the scoop to measure your coffee grounds. When all measurements are done, connect the machine to a power source, slide the drip stop function to open, and wait for your perfect iced coffee to brew.

d) It saves you time

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If you are like me, there are far too many things to accomplish in a day, but you still can't be productive without a good cup of coffee.

The Mr. Coffee iced coffee maker is designed to make flavorful iced coffee in the least time possible, often just 4 minutes. This company did all the measurements for your flavorful coffee, so you will find the preparation time takes a jiffy.

I like to get my iced coffee brewing as I prepare for work, so I often turn the machine on as I finish dressing up. When I am ready, my iced coffee is also ready for drinking, and it stays cold longer so I can enjoy it on my way to work.

e) You can make flavorful iced coffee easily

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While some love their ice coffee plain, I love mine with various flavors depending on the time of year. So, I really loved that this machine allows me to add my vanilla or any flavor easily. Firstly, I found a coupon for my favorite syrups, so I bought those, plus others I needed. 

I add my flavors to the iced coffee once brewed. If you love yours with milk or creamer, you can add it once the machine brews your coffee.

I love that the ice leaves enough space in the tumbler after brewing, which allows me to add any syrup I wish to take my coffee with. When ready, I just cover my iced coffee with the tumbler lid and enjoy drinking from the straw. I have to mention that this lid makes the iced coffee stay cold longer since the ice cubes do not melt as fast.

f) It is a small coffee maker, so it takes little counter space

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When buying kitchen appliances, I always look for portable models that give me the chance to redecorate or reorganize my kitchen whenever I want to. This Mr. Coffee iced coffee maker with reusable nylon coffee filters only measures 11.4"D x 7.3"W x 14.5"H, so it sits nicely on any kitchen counter space.

If you work from home and want to enjoy iced coffee without going to the kitchen first, you can also carry the machine and place it on your desk. With its small footprint, you only need to worry about a power source as you can use it anywhere.

g) It uses a pod-free brewing method

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Since I love my coffee fresh with all its natural aromas, I needed an iced coffee maker that does not use pods, and this Mr. Coffee option was perfect for that.

While pods make brewing easy, I do not find them as flavorful as freshly ground coffee. Besides freshness, it is also worth noting that pods and k-cups are not very good for the environment since they are made of plastic.

Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker Disadvantages?

If this article sounds like I'm praising this iced coffee maker, it is because it is a really good buy. I did a lot of testing to try and find any shortcomings, but all I could come up with was the size.

It is a small ice coffee maker designed to make a drink for only one person. So, it may not be your best option if you need to make iced coffee for guests.

But, considering it brews iced coffee in only four minutes and the iced coffee stays colder for longer, I would still recommend buying it for your personal use.

How to Use the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker

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When you get this iced coffee machine, you can look forward to enjoying your tastiest iced coffee in a matter of minutes. As mentioned above, the machine comes with all the required accessories, so you only need to find water, ice, and freshly ground coffee.

But, before I tell you how to use it, I would like to share a few brewing tips that will ensure you get a consistently great taste every time you make iced coffee. These are:

  1. Use big ice cubes. The secret to making the tastiest iced coffee is using good coffee and ice cubes. However, since you use the machine to brew hot coffee, you need a lot of big ice cubes that melt slower to prevent watery coffee.
  2. Use filtered water. The water you use when making iced coffee can affect the taste, so I recommend buying professionally filtered water that preserves all the flavors and aromas of your ice coffee.
  3. Always add a few more ice cubes after brewing. Since hot coffee drips over the ice in the tumbler, I love adding a few more ice cubes after brewing to ensure my first coffee sips are cold.

With the tips above, you are ready to make the most flavorful coffee with the iced coffee machine as follows.

Step 1: Clean the tumbler, reusable coffee filter, and coffee scoop.

Step 2: Use the tumbler to measure the perfect amount of water for your recipe. The tumbler comes with different markings for the water and ice cubes. The water marking measures about halfway, so be sure not to put in more water.

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Step 3: Remove the brew basket and add water to the machine's water reservoir. After adding, replace the brewing basket, ensuring it mounts properly to prevent brewing messes or damaging the iced coffee maker.

Step 4: Add ice to fill the tumbler. As you do so, ensure you don't add more ice than the marking on the tumbler advice. However, if you don't love your coffee very cold, you can add fewer ice cubes, but I'd advise making more concentrated coffee to make it tasty. That is because fewer ice cubes will melt faster, so your iced coffee can taste watery. When you've added ice cubes, place the tumbler in position, ensuring the brewing coffee drips onto the ice.

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Step 5: Add coffee to the filter using the supplied scoop. Although Mr. Coffee advises adding one scoop, you can add more or less, depending on how strong you like your coffee.

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Step 6: When you finish all the measurements, slide the drip button to open, plug your machine into a power source, then press the start button to start brewing.

Step 7: Enjoy your tasty iced coffee after four minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker

a) Is it a good iced coffee maker?

Yes, the Mr. Coffee iced coffee machine makes tasty iced coffee in a few minutes. In addition, it comes at an affordable price, with all accessories you will need for brewing.

b) Can I use paper filters instead of the machine’s reusable filter?

If you don't fancy cleaning your filter daily, you can use paper filters in the brewing basket.

c) How do I make iced coffee with the machine?

The machine is quite easy to operate. First, you will measure water and ice using the tumbler markings, then add a scoop of coffee grounds using the provided measuring scoop. After that, you only need to press the start button to make delicious iced coffee.

d) Can I make iced tea with this machine?

You can also make iced tea with the Mr. Coffee iced coffee machine. You only need to replace the coffee grounds with your favorite loose tea. However, if you plan on making iced tea and coffee with the machine, I advise using paper filters and cleaning the tumbler after every use to remove any lingering flavors.

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Brenda Nyawara

Brenda Nyawara is an editor at Archute. She is a graduate architect with a passion for edge-cutting ideas in design, fashion, art and modern world interests.
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