Best Cold Brew Coffee Makers in 2020

Cold Brew Coffee Maker with Flip Cap Lid by County Line Kitchen - 1 Quart - Make Amazing Cold Brew Coffee and Tea with This Durable Mason Jar and Stainless Steel Filter and Flip Cap Lid Review:

I love cold brew coffee and have used the Toddy Maker system for over 10 years. But the cleanup and waste of coffee finally drove me to seek something else out. After reading about many other different systems, the simplicity and cost of this one made me decide to try it. I'm glad I did. While it took me a few tries to make it in the strength I wanted as well as the least messy way, I've consistently made at least one to two batches a week. It's so easy, I find I'm drinking a lot more than normal (which may not be the most healthy thing in the world for me). For me, the trick for preparing a batch with as least a mess as possible was to fill up the cone with a GOOD solid inch left from the top. I then used the kitchen faucet on low, with the jar and filter below it, slowly stirring in the water with a butter knife into the coffee grounds (I just use Cafe Du Monde). I sometimes have to stop the water and stir more to let the water pass through the filter--especially as the mason jar becomes full. Then I just screw the solid, plastic cap on, click down the stopper, and shake the heck out of the jar, and leave for a good 24 hours (not the typical 12 I used to with the Toddy Maker). After the day, it's a matter of just lifting out the filter--I typically place into a tall drinking glass to let the soaked coffee grounds drain (I don't want to waste any of the concentrate!), pouring it into the main jar as the glass fills. I will typically pour the concentrate from the mason jar into another container (but you don't have to; it works well as a pitcher). I do this so I can start preparing a new batch before I'm finished with the current batch. This means being honest with myself about how much I plan on drinking, so that I start preparing a new batch without being out... Cleanup is easy. Once the filter has finally drained most (I leave it out for a few hours), I just upend and tap the grounds into my trash. I then rinse out thoroughly, cleaning the lid and jar at the same time--I sometimes will also leave the filter in the jar aft wards, soaking overnight in soapy water just to make sure to remove any of the coffee buildup on the filter. Even though this seems too simple and cheap to be really worth it (a jar, a lid with a stopper-spout, and a metal filter), it really does work well. Best of all I can make about two and a half batches with one single can of Cafe Du Monde coffee grounds. I batch will last me almost a week (I drink way too much but it's so good)--I use about 1/4-1/3 cup of the coffee concentrate and mix it into about 1 and 3/4 cups water. That, with a healthy dose of milk or creamer, makes for very large cup of coffee. If I want hot coffee, I just use hot water and add it to the cold concentrate. I'm so happy I decided to take the plunge--I haven't looked back since!.

Cold Brew Coffee Maker by County Line Kitchen - 1 Quart - Make Amazing Cold Brew Coffee and Tea with This Durable Mason Jar and Stainless Steel Filter and Stainless Steel Lid Review:

Great simple, economical process for brewing Cold Brew Coffee and Tea, the filter is very nice quality and is durable. The Ball Jar is "Ball" and not some cheap imitiation. Included lid with seal is a nice touch and does not leak, but takes some care in locking it down since the seal grips the filter and jar and adds some load against the threads. Not as easy vs. the regular Ball lids with bands which are a breeze to install.

I initially had one of these and was using it to Cold Brew Coffee and Tea at diffferent times, due to demand and not wanting to cross or contaminate the flavor, I recently picked up another and will use one for Tea and the other for Coffee. Even with a coarse grind, I still noticed trapped grinds stuck in the filter, could not get them out perhaps if placed in the dishwasher but I have not tried this method yet?

I still get some sediment which I read is common with this method, no big deal as it stay's on the bottom of the jar when pouring. The directions are straight forward but I still cannot match the flavor of Peet's Baridi Cold Brew which is bold and smooth, which I like. Peet's sells the Baridi Blend Beans specially for Cold Brewing, will give that a try to see if I can match the bottled version.

For tea, I use 4 to 5 tablespoons of loose leaf tea and brew in the fridge per the directions, get great results and bought additional Ball jars or various sizes to store up a week's worth of cold brew tea and/or coffee for a week.

I looked into Cold Brew due to my sometimes sensitive stomach, gastritis issues that pop up occasionally when I drink too much of that highly acidic coffee at work and reading how the reduction in acid % of cold brew, lookedl like a win win for me and so far it has helped. Looked at some of the drip systems and other higher cost Cold Brew methods, but after some research I narrowed it down to a simple filter mesh in a ball jar and this was it.

Takeya 10310 Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker with Airtight Lid & Silicone Handle, 1 Quart, Black - Made in USA BPA-Free Dishwasher-Safe Review:

I've always preferred cold drinks to hot ones so imagine my joy when companies started selling pre-made cold-brew coffee in the grocery store. At about $7 per bottle though, it was costing me more to buy it that way rather than brewing my own hot coffee and adding ice. It wasn't until I was perusing YouTube and saw one of my favorite YT'ers pouring her own cold-brew out of a refrigerated container. I immediately toggled to Amazon in a search for one similar and I found this product. After comparing prices and reviews, I decided to give this one a try. 3 weeks and several brews later here are my takeaways:

Pros: Easy to clean and use, coffee tastes great, not going back to buying pre-made!

Cons: Durability seems fragile as the soft foamy plastic on the handle is coming up already, it will leak if you don't screw the lid on tight so beware, since it has to brew laying down it takes up more space in my small fridge than I'd like

Overall though, it's a much cheaper alternative to pre made cold brews and you can control the strength and taste of your coffee by selecting the brand/grounds/roast you want and by adding more or less ground to the filter.

Special Note: I read through a lot of reviews and it seems the main issue most people had was the coffee grounds seeping into the liquid. It appears from reading the replies from the manufacturer and by my own experience with this, that they have created a smaller mesh filter and have stopped shipping the product with the old style. The new style is so good that I'm using fine ground coffee and have had NO grounds in my end product. So please disregard older comments about this issue if you're ordering this for the first time.

Another main issue is about the leaking but if you screw the top on securely and shake any excess out into a sink before placing it back into the fridge that will prevent leakage. For just in case, it's good to have a paper towel under your brewer when placed on its side.

Veken Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker & Iced Tea Maker -1.0L/34oz Glass Carafe with Removable Double Mesh Stainless Steel Filter, Includes Non-Slip Silicone Base and Sponge Brush Review:

It's a solid pitcher. The glass is not too thin like others so thats a plus. It is a super simple setup, there's no crazy parts that fall apart. Very easy to clean and coffee grounds will not tip over and leak inside. It's aesthetically pleasing and can hold quite a bit. I also like the little silicon mat it came with.

Now to the negatives:

I will say that the steel parts are not checked for defects when they are produced. The holes on the steel mesh-insert are simply lasered on and are inconsistent. You can see that there is a missing area of openings on the steel where there are not any holes! (SEE ABOVE) I still went ahead and filled it up because it was such a small area but it leads me to think that there may be other areas where the holes are not open all the way through and water is not passing? It's brewing now, I'm hoping the flavor will come out just as strong.

Just note that you may get one of these where an area of the steel insert is not permeable. Hopefully it won't be any bigger than a dime sized area.

Another thing is that this IS NOT airtight. Even with the silicon pushed firmly in, you can see a space at the spout for air to enter freely. So this will not block outside air in your fridge if you're trying to do that.

Overall I'm fairly satisfied, but I just wanted to point those things out because there's room for improvement.

Enjoy the cold brew.

Mr. Coffee 3-Quart Iced Tea and Iced Coffee Maker, Black Review:

I have been making iced tea the old school way by boiling water, added my tea bags, steeping for 6-7 minutes, then adding to a container of cold water.....for years I've done it that way. Until a friend of mine told me there are iced tea makers out there!! WHAT! I ended up picking this one because of other reviews saying how much they like it and how well this one pours without spilling.
I can just throw in my tea bags, put some water in it, turn it on, and I can walk away from this thing and know I can come back in 5-10 minutes and I will have a pitcher of tea ready to go into the fridge! I LOVE how it auto-shuts off when it's done too! I don't have to worry about remembering to turn it off!
One thing I will add in my review that I wished I had read in others -- the way this iced tea maker wants you to make tea is filling the pitcher up with ICE and having the tea brew on top of it. I don't have a fridge that makes ice so I make ice the old school way, and I don't have enough ice trays to fill up this pitcher!
INSTEAD, I just fill between the 2-3 quart line with COLD WATER (for the full 3 quarts of tea) and let it brew on top of that (I use a 1 gallon tea bag) and then put it in the fridge. No complaints from my family on taste, so if you don't want to make ice, or don't have a lot of ice on hand -- play around with the water levels and you will find the right dilute amount that works instead of ice.
I would recommend this for sure!!!

Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker and Tea Infuser with Spout - 1.0L / 34oz Ovalware RJ3 Brewing Glass Carafe with Removable Stainless Steel Filter Review:

I have never made a amazon review before but this thing is amazing so I wanted to share my thoughts. For the past 2 years I have been using a chemex/aeropress to take care of my caffeine needs. However I recently broke my chemex was looking at various "slow brew" coffee makers (clever, v60, press pot) when I decided I needed to switch to cold brew coffee. Drinking one cup of cold brew concentrate vs. three cups of hot coffee would save me bathroom trips. Also, I live in Arizona and hot coffee and summer don't go together.

I selected this cold brew coffee maker for a few reasons. First, its aesthetically pleasing to look at. Second, one batch makes enough to last throughout the day and into next morning. So I never have to run out of cold brew ( my preferred brew time is 22 hours, I actually can the remainder in mason jars and hand it out to friends). Third, the filter is made of metal and is reusable. Some competitors brewers use paper filters which you constantly have to restock, which can be a hassle.

Ive noticed some people complaining about the coffee grinds mixing in with the water, so I wanted to address this. The RJ3 has a METAL filter, it does not use PAPER filters, so its not going to filter out the super tiny sediments that you get when you grind beans coarsely. This is the same as a french press/ press pot. However, the tiny sediments collect at the bottom of the beaker and stay there. When you pour into your coffee cup, the sediments will stay in the beaker.

Primula PCBBK-5351 51 oz Black Pace Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker Review:

I am so happy I bought this. I had been using my French press to make a pot of hot coffee and then putting into another container to refrigerate it. I want the benefit of drinking a less acidic coffee but I also wanted to keep some in the frig without having to make a new pot everyday. This coffee maker makes that possible! Not only can I make enough cold brew for a few days but I can serve it from the same container. It is an incredibly nice serving piece -- beautiful in its simplicity and easy to use. All you have to do is fill up the cylinder in the center, pour water into the container and refrigerate. Depending on how strong you want the coffee will dictate how long you will leave the full cylinder in the pot. I like my coffee strong so I let the grounds sit in the pot for up to 12 hours. Then I remove the cylinder, run water through it to clean out the grounds and return the empty cylinder to the pot. Simple, right? And it makes the most deliciously smooth coffee. I am a true coffee addict and I can tell you this way of prepping coffee is incredible both in flavor results and ease of use. Do not hesitate to purchase this cold brew coffee maker!!! :-)

Asobu Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker With a Vacuum Insulated 40oz Stainless Steel 18/8 Carafe Bpa Free (Black) (kb900) Review:

I initially purchased this because I’m always interested in coffee tasting better. I must admit that when I first started using I was frustrated by the change in routine to creating coffee a day in advance and wasn’t sure that the difference was worth it. And I stopped using it for a couple of months.

Then I considered getting rid of it because I wasn’t using it and I decided to try it again.

I think what really stopped me from using it is that I really don’t like cold coffee, first thing in the morning, and I was comparing that to the hot coffee I had been drinking. But on a whim, I decided to microwave heat the coffee after the 24 hours of brewing, after I poured it into a cup. Takes exactly 2 minutes. Just to see what it was like.

I’m not sure why I missed doing this the first time around, but there’s no comparison in the flavor when you brew with boiled water vs with cold water then heated 24 hours later. The difference seems to be that the acidic citrusy flavor which I don’t like in coffee is gone with this appliance. Now I can’t even imagine wanting coffee where I boiled the water to brew it. And the funny thing is, that until I tasted of the difference, I didn’t even realize how acidic the hot-brewed coffee tasted.

One last thing that’s worth mentioning. I inadvertently messed up part of this machine. Perhaps there was a defect. I’m not sure. But I suspect it was user error. And I contacted the company to find out how to replace a part that I admitted to them I messed up. All I can say is their response was quick and amazing, from an apologetic email I sent them.

Also I initially hesitated to purchase because I saw reviews of people complained about leaks, a clogged photo or whatever. I can tell you that I never have a leak issue and I simply loosely tighten the container And I never have a clogged filter, but of course, I use the course grains that they say to use; I suspect the fine ones are the problem when people do that. And maybe they’re not properly cleaning this filter, as I do it after every use with the supply brush and sometimes sponge.

So you can imagine, I feel I made the right choice. And I want other people to know. Which is why I decided to write this review.

HyperChiller Long Lasting Ice Cold Beverage Cooler – Chills 12.5 oz Brewed Coffee, Wine, Tea, Juice, HC1 Review:

It does exactly what it says. It has clear instructions of how to fill the compartments to what level to prevent spilling, you just keep it in the freezer and anytime you need any drink cooled quickly without dilution, this does the job.

For those not fully familiar with how it works, what it's accomplishing is trying to surround your liquid with as much ice-behind-metal as possible. So, it has a center chamber of ice behind the metal, then and outer chamber of ice. The inner chamber fits inside the outer with about a cup's worth of space that's between the inner and outer chamber. This exposes your liquid to the greatest surface area of super-cold metal that they can, and since your liquid is only touching metal, and not the ice itself, it doesn't matter the temperature of the liquid poured in. You can pour in boiling water and while it may end up melting a bunch of the ice behind the metal, none of that water will mix with your drink. So, whether you're chilling a wine, dropping hot coffee to cool it off, or just wanting to rapidly drop the temp of that fresh lemonade you made without making it watery, this will get that done.

Chefman Reusable Coffee Filter for for Single Brew K-Cup Makers Fits All RJ14-SKG Models, Stainless Steel & Mesh Pod Replacement, Compatible with Grounds or Loose Leaf Tea, Review:

I first ordered this k cup brewer and was excited at how easy it was myself to use. I am fully bed bound, with a table located arms reach to have access to my most need items throughout the day. It was super EASY to access with one arm (i only have one arm that functions), and worked much faster with a greater coffee result than i first imagined. I drink coffee ALL day long! After approximately 2 weeks, the indicator light started blinking constantly and wouldnt allow me to make a cup of coffee. I was honestly devastated and decided to go through the motions of sending it back for a refund.
Refund granted: I decided to spend more dollars to purchase a Hamilton Beach brand. I seriously figured since it was a name brand product that it would be fabulously better than the Chefman brewer. It arrives. WOW! I couldnt have been more disappointed!! The box stated that any size k cup would fit. So i opted with what i already had, the most common of the k cup sizes. Y'all... The clean up after that machine spewed hot water all over was AWFUL, then when i looked at the k cup i had placed in it according to the directions, was crumpled beyond repair, but had never been "opened" by the machine for proper brewing. GRRR! i just wanted a cup of coffee!!! Once again, i box that evil thing back into ts original box with all of its paperwork, and put it back on a bus back home...waiting on a refund.
So, because the Chefman was SO FABULOUS, and was easy to return... YES, i ordered another, just like the first!! Coffee has been easy and yummy since it arrived! THANKS CHEFMAN!!!!!!!!