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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.

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Cafe Du Chateau

Coffee Bear

Cafe Du Chateau vs Coffee Bear: Neither Hits the Mark

Overall Verdict

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.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UseCoffee BearCafe Du Chateau8.07.28.88.77.77.37.68.3
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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

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
9 x 6.5 inches
10 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.0" (12.7 cm)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, stainless steel, silicone
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Plastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 x 4 inches
7.5” x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
1.8 lbs
1.9 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$27.11
$25.64

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
7.2

Bouquet

6.0
7.0

Drinkability

7.0
7.0
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing in front of a cold brew coffee carafe.
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing before the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

9.0
8.0
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 with remaining sediment after the brew has been carefully decanted off.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
8.8

In the Box

The fully-assembled Chateau du Cafe cold brew coffee maker standing to the right of its box.
The unboxed Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left, the brewer to the right, and the user-guide in front.

Decanter

 A glass and stainless steel cold brew coffee maker standing on a countertop.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker brew decanter with no filter inserted.
Height with Stopper Lid
9
10
Base Diameter
5
3.9
Width
6.5" (16.5 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
29.5 oz (836 g)
30.0 oz (850 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & stainless steel
borosilicate glass, silicone

Stopper / Lid

7.0
10
Close up of a stainless steel stopper with a silicone seal from a cold brew coffee maker.
The screw-on lid frame of the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled.
Diameter
3.9 in (100 mm)
 4.3 in (110 mm)
Material
stainless steel
BPA-free plastic
Additional Features
silicone seal
2 white silicone gaskets

Filter

8.5
8.0
A close up of a stainless steel immersion filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
A side view close up of a plastic and nylon filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
6.7" (17.0 cm)
 7.5 in (190 mm)
Diameter
4
2.5 in (65 mm)
Material
laser-cut 304 stainless steel
Black plastic, nylon mesh
Additional Features
silicone seal
Detachable base

Build Quality

7.0
8.5
The Cafe du Chateau cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 5 parts.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 8 esprit parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
8.7

Brewing

9.0
8.5
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing video
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker with some water poured in during the brewing set up.

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

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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