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Cafe Du Chateau vs Bean Envy Side-by-Side Comparison

Cafe Du Chateau cold brew coffee maker vs Bean Envy. A brewer that hardly inspires, and one that makes some beans green with envy.

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The Cafe Du Chateau does not inspire much envy from other cold brew coffee makers. The brew quality is somewhat less than average since its fine-lasered stainless steel filter is not so permeable. Additionally, the thick glass carafe is rather heavy and uncomfortable to pour and the stopper is badly designed. 

The Bean Envy, on the other hand, is one of the top immersion filter brewers we have tested. Its narrow neck and wide base, together with a more permeable stainless steel filter, produce a good-quality brew. It also has a unique two-stopper design ‒ one for brewing and another—a pop-up silicone stopper—for easy pouring.

Pros & Cons

  • No plastics used
  • Airtight brewing
  • Well-machined filter
  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Weighty and unbalanced
  • Lid stopper tough to remove
  • Loose decanter lid
  • Cumbersome silicone seals 
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
9 x 6.5 inches
7.9 x 5.9 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.0" (12.7 cm)
4.7" (11.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, stainless steel, silicone
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 x 4 inches
6.9 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1.8 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$27.11
$31.53

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
7.9

Bouquet

6.0
8.0

Drinkability

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

Sediment

9.0
7.5
The inside of a glass jar showing sediment left behind after a typical cold brew coffee maker brew.
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe showing leftover sediment.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
9.3

In the Box

The fully-assembled Chateau du Cafe cold brew coffee maker standing to the right of its box.
An unboxed bean envy cold brew coffee maker with the box to left, a user manual, and an additional lid stopper.

Decanter

 A glass and stainless steel cold brew coffee maker standing on a countertop.
The glass brew carafe of Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop with an additional stopper to the side.
Height with Stopper Lid
9
7.9
Base Diameter
5
4.7
Width
6.5" (16.5 cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)
Weight
29.5 oz (836 g)
16.5 oz (468 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & stainless steel
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone

Stopper / Lid

7.0
9.5
Close up of a stainless steel stopper with a silicone seal from a cold brew coffee maker.
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.
Diameter
3.9 in (100 mm)
3.3 & 2.7 in (85 & 70 mm)
Material
stainless steel
Stainless steel, silicone
Additional Features
silicone seal
Silicone seal

Filter

8.5
9.0
A close up of a stainless steel immersion filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Bean Envy Filter
Length
6.7" (17.0 cm)
6.9 in (175 mm)
Diameter
4
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
laser-cut 304 stainless steel
Lasered stainless steel
Additional Features
silicone seal
Silicone seal

Build Quality

7.0
9.5
The Cafe du Chateau cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 5 parts.
The fully disassembled Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker showing seven parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
9.1

Brewing

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

Decanting

8.0
9.0
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting video

Cleaning and Storage

7.0
8.5
Cafe Du Chateau Cleaning and Storage video 1
Cafe Du Chateau Cleaning and Storage video