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Aquach vs Coffee Bear Side-by-Side Comparison

Aquach cold brew coffee maker vs Coffee Bear. A stylish, versatile glass carafe brewer vs a jug type brewer to fit in your refrigerator door.

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Aquach Cold Brew

Coffee Bear

Aquach vs Coffee Bear Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Aquach Cold BrewCoffee Bear8.17.29.29.08.07.28.88.7
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The Aquach cold brew coffee maker and Coffee Bear produce a very similar quality cold brew coffee. In comparison to other immersion filter brewers, however, there are better contenders. The choice between these two brewers comes down to versatility and space available for brewing. 

Aquach is a typical wide-based carafe which may not fit in the door of smaller refrigerators. Its design is eye-catching, featuring a unique insertable stainless steel neck, an easy to lift-out filter, and an airtight stopper. Aquach comes in 34 oz and 54 oz sizes.

Coffee Bear is a glass jug type brewer that can fit in the door of any refrigerator. It uses a plastic and nylon filter, so it’s not as versatile as the Aquach for hot beverage brewing. The Coffee Bear design is practically identical to Coffee Gator, except for its silicone base stand. However, the stand doesn’t fit well and makes the brewer too wide for some refrigerator doors.

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish decanter
  • Lid design
  • Decanter handle
  • High-quality filter
  • No plastic parts
  • Glass decanter
  • Lid design
  • Twist to pour
  • Poor brew quality
  • Silicone base not top quality
  • Handle not so comfortable
  • Appears to be a generic copy

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
8.5 x 6.3 inches
10 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.5" (14.0 cm)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, silicone
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Plastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
5.9 x 2.6 inches
7.5” x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
1.1 lbs
1.9 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$26.57
$25.64

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.2
7.2

Bouquet

7.0
7.0

Drinkability

7.0
7.0
A glass filled with coffee in the foreground and a glass cold brew coffee maker carafe behind it.
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing before the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

8.0
8.0
A view inside a cold brew coffee maker glass carafe showing sediment after the brew has been decanted.
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe with remaining sediment after the brew has been carefully decanted off.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.2
8.8

In the Box

The unboxed Aquuach cold brew coffee maker. On the far left is the box, the user manual, and then the assembled brewer.
The unboxed Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left, the brewer to the right, and the user-guide in front.

Decanter

The Aquach cold brew coffee maker glass carafe with the stopper lid resting besides it.
The Aquach cold brew coffee maker glass carafe with the stopper lid resting besides it.
A short video showing how the Aquach cold brew coffee maker comes apart into components.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker brew decanter with no filter inserted.
Height with Stopper Lid
8.5 in (215 mm|)
10
Base Diameter
5.5 in (140 mm)
3.9
Width
6.3 in (160 mm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
borosilicate glass
30.0 oz (850 g)
Material
18.5 oz (526 g)
borosilicate glass, silicone

Stopper / Lid

10
10
Aquach Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
The screw-on lid frame of the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled.
Diameter
3.1 in (80 mm)
 4.3 in (110 mm)
Material
stainless steel & polyurethane
BPA-free plastic
Additional Features
silicone seal
2 white silicone gaskets

Filter

8.0
8.0
A close up side angle view of a stainless steel brew filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
A side view close up of a plastic and nylon filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
5.9 in (150 hmm)
 7.5 in (190 mm)
Diameter
2.6 in (65 mm)
2.5 in (65 mm)
Material
fine stainless steel
Black plastic, nylon mesh
Additional Features
lifting handle
Detachable base

Build Quality

10
8.5
The Aquach cold brew coffee maker disassembled into its 6 components.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 8 esprit parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.0
8.7

Brewing

9.0
8.5
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker with some water poured in during the brewing set up.

Decanting

9.0
9.0

Cleaning and Storage

9.0
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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Roger Shitaki is a writer, author, and editor. His niches are household appliances, health & wellness, and travel. He’s a freelance contributor to a Tokyo lifestyle website and a leading ophthalmology magazine in Asia.

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