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Bean Envy vs Coffee Gator Side-by-Side Comparison

Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker vs Coffee Gator. Two well-designed brewers. One is better suited for a small refrigerator door bin.

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Bean Envy

Coffee Gator

Bean Envy vs Coffee Gator: Good Choices All Considered

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Coffee GatorBean Envy8.27.28.99.28.57.99.39.1
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The Bean Envy and Coffee Gator cold brew coffee makers are both good choices depending on your needs and expectations. The Bean Envy is one of our top scorers for brew quality using an immersion filter. If you have a small-sized refrigerator, however, it may not be the best fit for the door bin.

The Coffee Gator produces a much weaker brew, but it’s a good value product and fits a small refrigerator. It has a handy twist-to-pour lid design whereas the Bean Envy comes with two stoppers — one for brewing and one for post-brew decanting. 

The other key difference is the filter design. The Bean Envy has a stainless steel filter, but the Coffee Gator’s is plastic and nylon. The Coffee Gator filter is not as porous so the brew quality is not as good. However, it makes up for this with a nice included stainless steel measuring spoon and a silicone funnel for pouring in grounds and water.

Pros & Cons

  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Quality of glass carafe
  • Additional spoon and funnel
  • Neat and clever lid
  • Twist to pour lid
  • Personalized extras
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid
  • Grip and length of handle
  • Brew rather average

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 5.9 inches
10.2 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
3.9" (9.9 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
7.8 x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
1 lbs
1.2 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.53
$26.28

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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 small glass of coffee standing in the foreground and the Coffee Gator cold brew coffee jug-carafe in the background.

Sediment

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

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
8.9

In the Box

An unboxed bean envy cold brew coffee maker with the box to left, a user manual, and an additional lid stopper.
An unboxed Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left, a measuring spoon and silicone funnel are upfront.

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 Gator glass brew jug standing on a countertop. There is no filter inserted.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
10.2
Base Diameter
4.7
3.9
Width
5.9" (15.0 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
16.5 oz (468 g)
19.3 oz (547 g)
Material
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
 borosilicate glass

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.
A close up of a screw-on rim handle and lid stopper of a cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
3.3 & 2.7 in (85 & 70 mm)
4.3
Material
Stainless steel, silicone
BPA-free plastic
Additional Features
Silicone seal
2 white silicone gaskets

Filter

9.0
8.0
Bean Envy Filter
A close up side angle of a plastic and mesh filter used in a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
6.9 in (175 mm)
7.8" (19.8 cm)
Diameter
2.7 in (70 mm)
2.5
Material
Lasered stainless steel
White plastic & nylon mesh
Additional Features
Silicone seal
 Detachable base

Build Quality

9.5
9.0
The fully disassembled Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker showing seven parts.
The disassemble Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker showing all 9 parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.1
9.2

Brewing

9.5
9.5
The stainless steel filter on a scale filled with coffee grounds standing next to a glass brew carafe.
A short video showing how to brew with the Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker.
The Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker set up for brewing with measured coffee grounds on a scale.

Decanting

9.0
9.0

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
9.0

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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