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Cafe Du Chateau vs Coffee Bear Side-by-Side Comparison

Cafe Du Chateau cold brew coffee maker vs Coffee Bear. A brewer we don’t recommend and one that’s an average performer.

Cafe Du Chateau vs Coffee Bear: Neither Hits the Mark


Price at publication
Brewer HxW
9 x 6.5 inches10 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.0" (12.7 cm)4.2" (10.7 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, stainless steel, siliconeBorosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersionPlastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 x 4 inches7.5” x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
1.8 lbs1.9 lbs
Total Parts Count


Stopper / Lid
Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

The Cafe du Chateau is an attractive, durable product made from high grade materials. There are no plastics whatsoever, though the product arrived in a styrofoam jacket in the box. We were, however, not so thrilled with the overall design.

There’s nothing to fault about the quality of the glass carafe and the lid design. The silicone base pad, on the other hand, is not the best quality and the handle is a little small.

Usability Comparison

Cleaning and Storage
Overall Usability Scoring

Brewing was the easiest part of using the Cafe du Chateau cold brew coffee maker. Decanting was straightforward except that removing the filter required some effort. However, the cumbersome silicone seals were a hindrance, and the brew decanter did not separate from the stainless steel jacket as advertised.

Using the Coffee Bear is quite simple and straightforward. The most practical aspect is the lid, but besides that, the product doesn’t offer any added value. It’s easy to miss spots when cleaning the black-framed filter, but the detachable filter base does make a difference.

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring

The Cafe du Chateau produced a medium-strength brew. While smooth to drink and well-filtered, it lacks complex flavor and the aftertaste is not very rounded.

The brew quality of the Coffee Bear corresponded with its brew ratio and the functionality of its filter. The brew was decidedly average and lacked complexity with a watery aftertaste.

Overall Scores

Brew Quality
Ease of Use
Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • No plastics used
  • Airtight brewing
  • Well-machined filter
  • Glass decanter
  • Lid design
  • Twist to pour
  • Weighty and unbalanced
  • Lid stopper tough to remove
  • Loose decanter lid
  • Cumbersome silicone seals 
  • Silicone base not top quality
  • Handle not so comfortable
  • Appears to be a generic copy


Neither the Cafe Du Chateau nor Coffee Bear is the most ideal cold brew coffee maker. However, the Coffee Bear is the better choice in terms of both design and quality of brew. Cafe Du Chateau is actually not a brewer we recommend based on its poor overall design. It’s heavy, cumbersome when pouring, and the stopper is not a good fit. 

The Coffee Bear is not a bad design if you are happy with a plastic and nylon filter. The body is glass, and the lid has a handy twist-to-pour design. It also has a slip-on silicone base, but it doesn’t have such a balanced design and it makes the brewer a difficult fit for a small refrigerator door bin. The brew quality is fairly average, so not that great.

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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