iCoffee, maker of the Opus single-serve brewer, has announced the use of its patent-pending SafetyLock two-step safety system on the company’s entire line of single-serve brewers.
iCoffee’s SafetyLock consumer protection system uses a two-step system to protect consumers, company officials said. During the first step, a mechanical lock secures the single-serve brew head during the brewing process to ensure that the brew head will not open at any time during the brewing cycle. If the brew head is tampered with during brewing, a secondary electronic safety device instantly shuts off the flow of water, helping prevent burn-related injuries due to hot liquid escaping from the brew head.
SafetyLock is a standard feature on the iCoffee Opus and is also standard on the Express and DaVinci models to be launched nationwide in February.
“We didn’t just want to create a single-serve brewing technology that delivers exceptional-tasting coffee,” said Bruce Burrows, inventor and CEO of iCoffee. “We also wanted to be responsible by delivering a brewer that was as safe as possible. We are first and foremost committed to the safety of our coffee lovers, regardless of the extra costs and measures it takes.”
Burrows added, “Our retail partners have entrusted us with their guests’ safety; we take this responsibility very seriously. With SafetyLock’s two-step safety system, consumers can feel extra secure using iCoffee brewers around their children and families and do not have to ever worry about how close they stand to their brewer.”