If you love cold brew coffee, then there is no shortage of coffee shops where you buy one, however, if you want your coffee exactly the way you like it, whenever you want it, and for a much lower cost, then you should be making your own.
To do so, the best option is to use a home
We will review their many features and also highlight the pros and cons of each one so that you can make the most informed choice.
HOME COLD BREW COFFEE MAKER REVIEWS
1. KITCHENAID KCM4212SX COLD BREW COFFEE MAKER
The KitchenAid KCM4212SX coffee maker comes from one of the top kitchen brands in the space, so we have high expectations in terms of both its quality and ability to make great coffee.
You will immediately see that unlike many coffee makers, which tend to be designed as pots with a pouring spout, this one is designed with a tap.
It is certainly larger than most, with a capacity which allows you to make 14 servings, making it ideal for larger families or when you might have several guests who all drink cold brew coffee.
The main container is made from glass with all the other components, including the lid and the handle being made from stainless steel.
This not only prolongs the life of the coffee maker but also makes it very easy to clean.
The handle makes it easily portable so that you can take it to any room or outdoors in order to dispense the coffee.
To make cold brew coffee all you need do is fill the steeper with the appropriate amount of coffee grinds and then add water or milk in a 3:1 proportion using the measurement markers on the steeper.
Did You Know? Once brewed you can store the coffee maker in the refrigerator where it will keep your cold brew coffee fresh for up to 14 days.
KitchenAid KCM4212SX Cold Brew Coffee Maker
- Pours very slowly
- Filter allows some residual grinds to get through
2. OSAKA GLASS COLD BREW COFFEE MAKER
The slim and very simplistic design of the Osaka Glass Cold Brew Coffee Maker not only makes it visually appealing, but it is also very simple to make great tasting coffee with it.
We’ll start with the design we mentioned in the intro, and as it is so slim, there should be no issues with it being able to be stored in the refrigerator once you have made coffee and allow it to brew for up to 24 hours.
Alternatively, this will let you keep your brewed coffee fresh for 7 up to 14 days.
Making coffee in the first place is done by adding grinds into the stainless steel filter. You then simply add water to the level required and place the lid in the top of the carafe.
Being made from stainless steel allows the filter to resist rust and makes it more durable. The lid is made from silicone and therefore provides an airtight seal to help keep your coffee fresh.
The coffee maker is made from premium borosilicate glass which has many advantages over standard glass including the fact that it will not absorb residue or odors both of which can adversely affect the flavor of your coffee.
The spout is designed for easy pouring and when not in use has a silicone stopper to keep your coffee fresh and prevent leaks.
Osaka Coffee Glass Cold Brew Coffee Maker
- Handle is very thin and delicate
- Lid leaks if overfilled
- Can be a bit messy when transferring grounds from the carafe to the bin.
3. CRAVE COLD BREW COFFEE MAKER & TEA INFUSER KIT
Your first thought when looking at the Crave Cold Brew Coffee Maker and Tea Infuser Kit is that it looks more like a large jar, and you’d be right, as that is exactly what it is meant to look like.
To simply call this product a coffee maker would be doing it a bit of a disservice because it has been designed to be a complete beverage kit, capable of making hot or cold tea and coffee.
It consists of the main body which as we mentioned in the intro is a jar capable of holding 2 quarts of liquid, or 8 cups which means it is capable of making more coffee than many cold brew coffee makers can.
The filter is made from stainless steel and comes with a lifetime guarantee, so if it's ever damaged in any way or corrodes you can get a replacement.
The process is the same as with most cold brew coffee makers and that is to add your coffee grinds into the filter and pour in the required amount of water.
Then simply screw on the cap and leave your coffee to brew with the ideal place being in the refrigerator.
Within 24 hours it should be fully brewed and ready to be poured from the cap, which can be opened and closed as required, in much the same way as a sports drink bottle is.
Crave Cold Brew Coffee Maker & Tea Infuser Kit
- The lid can be difficult to screw off
- Tend to leak from the cap
4. PRIMULA PCBBK-5351 COLD BREW & ICED COFFEE MAKER
Next, we have one of the simplest looking coffee makers, we have ever reviewed, the Primula PCBBK-5351, but that does not mean it is any way inferior, especially as it is manufactured by one of the top kitchenware brands, Primula.
Many say simple is best which is presumably what Primula had in mind when designing this cold brew coffee maker.
Its main carafe is made from borosilicate glass which should help prolong the life of the product.
Note: It has a capacity of 1.6 quarts giving it the ability to make around 6 to 7 cups of coffee.
Inside we find the filter unit which is constructed mainly from fine mesh to ensure no coffee grinds escape into your brewed coffee.
Once you have added coffee grinds, simply add water to the required level, albeit you will need to pre-measure the amount of water due to no measurement markings on the carafe.
You can then seal the coffee maker by closing the silicone lid and placing the coffee maker in the fridge.
After 24 hours you should a carafe full of delicious cold brew coffee, which will stay fresh for up to 14 days. You can pour it directly from the coffee maker thanks to the spout.
The last feature we must mention is the non-slip silicone base which will also help prevent any tables from being marked when it is placed on them.
Primula Pace Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker
- No markings on carafe for measuring
- The instruction manual is poorly written
5. ASOBU COLDBREW INSULATED PORTABLE BREWER
Our final cold brew coffee maker review looks at what we can safely say is the
There is plenty which is unique about this coffee maker and none more so than the process by which it brews your coffee.
The product is effectively split into two parts
- With the filter in the top section
- The carafe underneath.
You add coffee and water into the filter section, but you do so three times, whereby you add a third of the coffee and water you plan to make, each time.
Once all three have been added you then seal the unit with the small orange cap on the top.
When this has been done, you then screw the lid on, shake the coffee maker a little and then leave the coffee to brew.
Once brewed, you then press the button underneath the filter section, and you will see all the coffee disappear and go into the copper carafe, which is fun.
You can now screw the carafe lid on, and then take it to wherever you and your guests plan to drink your coffees. Once there, you open the carafe and pour.
Although the carafe has copper insulation on the outside, it is actually made from stainless steel, as are the other metal parts such as its screw-on lid, and its mesh filter.
Asobu Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker
- Lid for thermos occasionally sticks
- Rubber rings can be difficult to remove
The home cold brew coffee makers, we have reviewed were certainly diverse, with each of them having their own individual pros and cons and some very unique features which made picking our top one a difficult task.
In the end, we chose the Primula PCBBK-5351 Cold Brew & Iced Coffee Maker for two main reasons.
The first is that it is very simple and straightforward to use, so anyone should be able to make cold brew coffee with it.
The second reason that it has all the features we are looking for in a cold brew coffee maker.
These include ease of use, easy to clean, robust materials, strong handles, decent capacity, non-slip base, and its price also makes it excellent value for money, which is always welcome.