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Aquach vs Goodful Side-by-Side Comparison

Aquach cold brew coffee maker vs Goodful. The Aquach delivers style, but a below-average brew. The Goodful falls short on both.

Aquach vs Goodful Side-by-Side Comparison


Price at publication
Brewer HxW
8.5 x 6.3 inches11.8 x 7 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.5" (14.0 cm)4.5” x 3.9” oblong
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, siliconePlastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersionPlastic, gauze-mesh immersion
Filter HxDia
5.9 x 2.6 inches8.1 x 2.6 inches
Decanter Weight
1.1 lbs0.9 lbs
Total Parts Count


Stopper / Lid
Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

The Aquach has one of the most aesthetically pleasing and practical designs for an immersion cold coffee brewer. There’s very little not to like about it and the materials are first rate. However, the filter, as we suspected and our tests revealed, is not the best design for a high-quality cold brew experience.

The Goodful is a relatively large capacity brewer. It’s therefore quite tall and is best set inside a refrigerator door, however, it’s unlikely to fit a small refrigerator. The materials are hardy and durable, but the lid is clunky, and more detailed information on the device is lacking. The quality and look of the filter are a big plus overall.

Usability Comparison

Cleaning and Storage
Overall Usability Scoring

Because of its practical design, the Aquach is one of the easiest cold brew coffee makers to use. Not only that, but the hole at the bottom of the filter makes it easy to drain all remaining brew. For the most part, cleaning is also effortless.

It’s quite easy to brew with the Goodful without measuring—although we measured everything carefully for our testing procedure. We particularly liked the filter design with a little handle to lift it out of the container.

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring

As with any immersion filter brewer, the filter needs to be permeable enough to infuse sufficient flavor into the brew while keeping sediment contained. Unfortunately, the Aquach didn’t quite succeed here as our test results revealed it failed to produce a strong brew and it lacked a complex flavor. The brew ratio is also not the best.

The brew produced by the Goodful was reasonable. We liked the slightly bitter edge to the otherwise mild-roasted flavor. The brew also had a sweetish aftertaste, but with a watery finish. We recommend drinking it straight rather than diluting it too much.

Overall Scores

Brew Quality
Ease of Use
Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish decanter
  • Lid design
  • Decanter handle
  • High-quality filter
  • No plastic parts
  • Durable
  • Removable filter base
  • Turn-to-pour lid
  • Poor brew quality
  • Not a good fit for small refrigerators
  • Clunky lid


The Aquach is a stylish glass carafe with a stainless steel filter. It’s defined by its unique insertable stainless steel neck which also holds the filter. The filter lifts out with a little handle and the stopper is a good fit with or without the filter inserted. 

The brew quality of the Aquach is a little below par since its fine filter doesn’t allow for enough cross-flow during brewing. It does, however, give a better quality brew than the Goodful. The Goodful is a large all-plastic brewer. It has a spill-proof design, but the lid is clunky and cumbersome. A similar but much better brewer to the Goodful is the Takeya.

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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