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Bodum vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

Bodum French Press cold brew coffee maker vs Toddy System. Bodum filters faster. Toddy brews better and is the more finished product.

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Bodum vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

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The Bodum French Press and the Toddy System are our two top contenders for the best cold brew coffee maker. The Toddy produces a more complex and flavorful brew, and it’s also the larger of the two brewers.

The Toddy also decants into a very stylish carafe that can be stored in the door of your refrigerator. The Bodum, however, does not have a separate decanter. The manufacturer intends you to leave the grounds compressed in the container until you have used up all the coffee. 

Apart from the inconvenience of not having a separate decanter, the Bodum is actually much faster at decanting and filtering. The Toddy filtration is finer since it uses a felt filter whereas the Bodum uses a stainless steel plunge filter. Both brewers use a similar brew ratio which you can adjust as you please. Both brewers can also be used for brewing cold teas.

Pros & Cons

  • Light and durable
  • Open/close spout
  • Perfectly airtight
  • Comfortable handle
  • Freestyle brewing
  • Made in Portugal
  • Minimal parts
  • No over-packaging
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Ergonomic components
  • Attractive carafe
  • Included paper filter bags
  • Cold or hot brewing
  • Decanting can be tricky
  • No measuring guides
  • Felt filter tends to clog
  • No brew vessel markings

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.7 x 7.5 inches
8.7 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.1" (13.0 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Plastic, silicone
HDPE plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel plunge
Base plug filter
Filter HxDia
7.9 x 6.9 inches
0.2 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1 lbs
1.4 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$32.49
$39.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
9.1
10

Bouquet

9.0
10

Drinkability

8.8
10
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing near a brew carafe half-filled with coffee.
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
The Toddy System carafe filled with fresh cold-brewed coffee. The carafe is pictured next to the carafe stopper and a glass.

Sediment

10
10
Sediment in the bottom of a jar from which cold brew coffee has been carefully decanted.
A close up of sediment left behind in a glass carafe after all the cold-brewed coffee has carefully been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.8
9.4

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 contents of the Toddy Cold Brew System. Pictured is the brew vessel, glass carafe, and filtration system.

Decanter

The Bodum cold brew coffee maker brew vessel as it would appear before brewing is commenced.
The glass carafe of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter with the carafe lid to one side.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.7
8.7
Base Diameter
5.1
5.1
Width
7.5" (19.1 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Weight
16.3 oz (462 g)
1.4 oz (40 g)
Material
Plastic, silicone
borosilicate glass

 Stopper / Lid

9.5
10
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
4.4
3.5 in (90 mm)
Material
Plastic
low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
Additional Features
Silicone seal, plunge filter
N/A

Filter

10
9.0
The plunge filter of the Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its attached lid lay sideways on a wooden counter.
Toddy System Filter
Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Diameter
6.9
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
Plastic, stainless steel
felt filter x 2
Additional Features
Silicone seal
3 paper brew bags

Build Quality

10
9.5
The disassembled Bodum cold brew coffee maker showing all six parts.
From left to right: The brew vessel, glass carafe, and silicone stopper of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.7
8.0

Brewing

9.0
8.0
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
The Toddy Cold System brew vessel filled with coffee grounds and water pictured next to its packaging box.

Decanting

8.5
7.5

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
9.0
A top down view of how the Toddy Cold Brew System neatly packages away for convenient storage.