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Bean Envy vs Bodum Side-by-Side Comparison

Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker vs Bodum French press. Two excellent brewers. One with an immersion filter, one using freestyle brewing.

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Bean Envy

Bodum

Bean Envy vs Bodum: Top Competing Genres

Overall Verdict

The Bean Envy and the Bodum French press are both top contenders in their respective genres. The Bean Envy is a stylish glass carafe with a stainless steel immersion filter, while the Bodum is an all-plastic freestyle brewer based on a French press design.

The Bean Envy has a special silicone stopper for post-brew decanting, while the Bodum has a lid with an attached plunge filter and a levered spout opening. 

The Bean Envy is more versatile for additional hot brewing but with the Bodum, you can customize the brew strength and the brew quality. If you prefer a high-quality and full-strength cold brew concentrate, the Bodum is the better choice.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UseBean EnvyBodum8.57.99.39.19.19.19.88.7
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Pros & Cons

  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Light and durable
  • Open/close spout
  • Perfectly airtight
  • Comfortable handle
  • Freestyle brewing
  • Made in Portugal
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid
  • Decanting can be tricky
  • No measuring guides

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 5.9 inches
7.7 x 7.5 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
Plastic, silicone
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Stainless steel plunge
Filter HxDia
6.9 x 2.7 inches
7.9 x 6.9 inches
Decanter Weight
1 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.53
$32.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
9.1

Bouquet

8.0
9.0

Drinkability

8.0
8.8
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing in front of a carafe with a freshly brewed batch of coffee
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing near a brew carafe half-filled with coffee.

Sediment

7.5
10
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe showing leftover sediment.
Sediment in the bottom of a jar from which cold brew coffee has been carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
9.8

In the Box

An unboxed bean envy cold brew coffee maker with the box to left, a user manual, and an additional lid stopper.
The unboxed Bodum cold brew coffee maker. To the right of the box  is the brew carafe, plunge filter lid, and then a spoon.

Decanter

The glass brew carafe of Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop with an additional stopper to the side.
The Bodum cold brew coffee maker brew vessel as it would appear before brewing is commenced.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
7.7
Base Diameter
4.7
5.1
Width
5.9" (15.0 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Weight
16.5 oz (468 g)
16.3 oz (462 g)
Material
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
Plastic, silicone

Stopper / Lid

9.5
9.5
Two stopper lids of a cold brew coffee maker, one silicone and the other stainless steel, on a wooden countertop.
Two stopper lids of a cold brew coffee maker, one silicone and the other stainless steel, on a wooden countertop.
A short video showing cold-brewed coffee being poured from the Bean Envy glass carafe.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its plunge filter lid in place.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its plunge filter lid in place.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its brew lid half resting in place.
Diameter
3.3 & 2.7 in (85 & 70 mm)
4.4
Material
Stainless steel, silicone
Plastic
Additional Features
Silicone seal
Silicone seal, plunge filter

Filter

9.0
10
Bean Envy Filter
The plunge filter of the Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its attached lid lay sideways on a wooden counter.
Length
6.9 in (175 mm)
7.9" (20.1 cm)
Diameter
2.7 in (70 mm)
6.9
Material
Lasered stainless steel
Plastic, stainless steel
Additional Features
Silicone seal
Silicone seal

Build Quality

9.5
10
The fully disassembled Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker showing seven parts.
The disassembled Bodum cold brew coffee maker showing all six parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.1
8.7

Brewing

9.5
9.0
The stainless steel filter on a scale filled with coffee grounds standing next to a glass brew carafe.

Decanting

9.0
8.5

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
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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