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Bodum French Press vs Willow & Everett Side-by-Side Comparison

Bodum French Press cold brew coffee maker vs Willow & Everett mason jar. Two top brew quality players, but different techniques and results.

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Bodum

Willow & Everett 1 Gallon

Bodum French Press vs Willow & Everett Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use BodumWillow & Everett 1...9.19.19.88.78.28.47.48.3
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Bodum French Press and the Willow & Everett are two formidable cold brew coffee makers for their respective categories. The Bodum achieved our second highest brew score in the category of free-style brewers while Willow & Everett was rated as the best immersion filter brewer.

With the Bodum, you can adjust the brew ratio and yield quantity. Furthermore, the plunge filter produced excellent results. The Bodum, however, doesn’t provide a separate carafe if you want to completely decant the brew from the grounds. 

With the Willow & Everett, you have to decant at least the remaining 20% of the liquid via the top. Other design oversights include the spigot and the poor quality of the lid. The Bodum, however, is far more durable, practical, and easier to care for.

Pros & Cons

  • Light and durable
  • Open/close spout
  • Perfectly airtight
  • Comfortable handle
  • Freestyle brewing
  • Made in Portugal
  • Funky design
  • Brew ratio
  • Brew quality
  • Tap dispenser
  • Decanting can be tricky
  • No measuring guides
  • Lid design
  • Weak glass around tap 
  • Tap is temperamental
  • No literature

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.7 x 7.5 inches
7.9 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.1" (13.0 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Plastic, silicone
Glass, stainless steel
Filter Type
Stainless steel plunge
Gause-type immersion
Filter HxDia
7.9 x 6.9 inches
6.9 x 4.1 inches
Decanter Weight
1 lbs
2.2 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$32.49
$32.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
9.1
8.4

Bouquet

9.0
8.5

Drinkability

8.8
8.5
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing near a brew carafe half-filled with coffee.
A glass of freshly poured coffee in a glass resting in front of the Willow & Everett cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

10
8.0
Sediment in the bottom of a jar from which cold brew coffee has been carefully decanted.
The inside of a cold brew coffee maker showing leftover sediment after all the coffee has been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.8
7.4

In the Box

The unboxed Bodum cold brew coffee maker. To the right of the box  is the brew carafe, plunge filter lid, and then a spoon.
The unboxed and fully assembled Everett cold brew coffee maker.

Decanter

The Bodum cold brew coffee maker brew vessel as it would appear before brewing is commenced.
The Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker resting on a wooden countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.7
7.9
Base Diameter
5.1
5.1
Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Weight
16.3 oz (462 g)
NaN lbs (NaN kg)
Material
Plastic, silicone
Glass and stainless steel

 Stopper / Lid

9.5
7.0
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.
A top down view of the inside of an aluminum lid removed from a mason-jar-type cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
4.4
4.3
Material
Plastic
Aluminum
Additional Features
Silicone seal, plunge filter
None

Filter

10
8.0
The plunge filter of the Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its attached lid lay sideways on a wooden counter.
A side-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
A side-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
A close up front-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)
Diameter
6.9
4.1
Material
Plastic, stainless steel
Stainless steel
Additional Features
Silicone seal
Additional tap filter

Build Quality

10
7.0
The disassembled Bodum cold brew coffee maker showing all six parts.
The completely disassembled Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker showing four separate parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
8.3

Brewing

9.0
9.0
A gauze filter filled with coffee grounds, a 1-gallon cold brew coffee maker half-filled with water, and a measuring jug.
A gauze filter filled with coffee grounds, a 1-gallon cold brew coffee maker half-filled with water, and a measuring jug.
The Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker.
The gauze filter on a scale filled with 200g of coffee grounds and the cold brew vessel standing to the right.

Decanting

8.5
7.0

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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