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Bean Envy vs Coffee Bear Side-by-Side Comparison

Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker vs Coffee Bear. A carafe-type brewer and a jug-type brewer. Find out which is better.

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Bean Envy

Coffee Bear

Bean Envy vs Coffee Bear: Top Brewer Outwits Bear

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Bean EnvyCoffee Bear8.57.99.39.18.07.28.88.7
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The Bean Envy is one of our top tested cold brew coffee makers. The glass carafe with a wide base and slender neck is well-designed for brewing. Furthermore, the stainless steel filter is permeable enough to produce a good brew. The Bean Envy also comes with a special silicone stopper for superior airtightness and easy pouring after brewing. 

The Coffee Bear brewer is a little different. It’s a jug-type design with a plastic and nylon filter. The twist-to-pour lid is very nice, but the filter does not work so well. The brew quality is less than the Bean Envy and the only advantage is that it’s a better fit for a refrigerator door bin.

Pros & Cons

  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Glass decanter
  • Lid design
  • Twist to pour
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid
  • Silicone base not top quality
  • Handle not so comfortable
  • Appears to be a generic copy

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 5.9 inches
10 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Plastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
6.9 x 2.7 inches
7.5” x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
1 lbs
1.9 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.53
$25.64

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
7.2

Bouquet

8.0
7.0

Drinkability

8.0
7.0
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing in front of a carafe with a freshly brewed batch of coffee
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing before the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

7.5
8.0
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe showing leftover sediment.
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe with remaining sediment after the brew has been carefully decanted off.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.8

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 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 glass brew carafe of Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop with an additional stopper to the side.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker brew decanter with no filter inserted.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
10
Base Diameter
4.7
3.9
Width
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
16.5 oz (468 g)
30.0 oz (850 g)
Material
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
borosilicate glass, silicone

Stopper / Lid

9.5
10
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.
The screw-on lid frame of the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled.
Diameter
3.3 & 2.7 in (85 & 70 mm)
 4.3 in (110 mm)
Material
Stainless steel, silicone
BPA-free plastic
Additional Features
Silicone seal
2 white silicone gaskets

Filter

9.0
8.0
Bean Envy Filter
A side view close up of a plastic and nylon filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
6.9 in (175 mm)
 7.5 in (190 mm)
Diameter
2.7 in (70 mm)
2.5 in (65 mm)
Material
Lasered stainless steel
Black plastic, nylon mesh
Additional Features
Silicone seal
Detachable base

Build Quality

9.5
8.5
The fully disassembled Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker showing seven parts.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 8 esprit parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.1
8.7

Brewing

9.5
8.5
The stainless steel filter on a scale filled with coffee grounds standing next to a glass brew carafe.
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

8.5
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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Roger ShitakiReviewer

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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