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Aquach vs Takeya Side-by-Side Comparison

Aquach cold brew coffee maker vs Takeya. A stylish glass and stainless steel carafe. A practical Tritan plastic and spill-proof brewer.

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Aquach Cold Brew


Aquach vs Takeya Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

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The Aquach is a glass and stainless steel cold brew coffee maker with a unique lid design. It has an insertable stainless steel neck, and the filter lifts out with a neat little handle.

The stopper fits the same whether the filter is inserted or not. The only drawback is its fine lasered filter which doesn’t allow for sufficient cross flow so the brew quality is a little weak.

The Takeya, on the other hand, is about brewing quantity in the most practical way. Its uniqueness is how the filter completely seals by screwing into the lid. This way you can shake the brewer, and brew either standing in the refrigerator door or resting on a shelf.

If you’re looking for a good-strength cold brew coffee, Takeya ranks as one of our better brewers. The Aquach may suit you for its stylish design and versatility as an additional hot beverage brewer.

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish decanter
  • Lid design
  • Decanter handle
  • High-quality filter
  • No plastic parts
  • Air tight brew decanter
  • Cold or hot (tea) brewing
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Durable & light weight
  • 1 and 2 quart sizes
  • Color choice
  • Poor brew quality
  • Inadequate packaging
  • Included instructions inadequate
  • Filter cleaning

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
8.5 x 6.3 inches
12.2 x 5.9 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.5" (14.0 cm)
4.3” x 4.7” oblong
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, silicone
Tritan plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Nylon, polypropylene immersion
Filter HxDia
5.9 x 2.6 inches
10 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1.1 lbs
0.6 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring




A glass filled with coffee in the foreground and a glass cold brew coffee maker carafe behind it.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with a freshly made brew and two cups to the left: one straight coffee, the other with milk.


A view inside a cold brew coffee maker glass carafe showing sediment after the brew has been decanted.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with the filter removed and all the brew decanted. Inside is the remaining sediment.


Overall Design Scoring

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 Takeya cold brew coffee maker and how it arrived wrapped in plastic.


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 Tekeya cold brew coffee maker with the user manual inside the decanter, the screw on lid to the right on the countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
8.5 in (215 mm|)
12.2 in (310 mm)
Base Diameter
5.5 in (140 mm)
4.3 x 3.7 in oblong (110 x 95 mm)
6.3 in (160 mm)
5.9 in (150 mm)
borosilicate glass
12.0 oz (340 g)
18.5 oz (526 g)
BPA-free Tritan plastic

Stopper / Lid

Aquach Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
Takeya Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
3.1 in (80 mm)
6.3 in with handle (160 mm)
stainless steel & polyurethane
Tritan plastic
Additional Features
silicone seal
silicone gasket


A close up side angle view of a stainless steel brew filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
The nylon and plastic filter of a typical immersion filter cold brew coffee maker. The upper section is detachable.
5.9 in (150 hmm)
0.4 in (265 mm)
2.6 in (65 mm)
2.7 in (70 mm)
fine stainless steel
nylon & polypropylene
Additional Features
lifting handle
detachable extender

Build Quality

The Aquach cold brew coffee maker disassembled into its 6 components.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 7 parts visible.


Overall Usability Scoring


The immersion filter of a cold brew coffee maker with a bowl of coffee grounds to the left resting on a scale.


A cold brew coffee maker with the filter just removed after 18 hours of brewing and resting in a glass jar to the right.

Cleaning and Storage


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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