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Cafe Du Chateau vs Goodful Side-by-Side Comparison

Cafe Du Chateau cold brew coffee maker vs Goodful. One brewer is substandard, the other satisfactory. Find out which is which.

Cafe Du Chateau vs Goodful: What You See and What You Get


Price at publication
Brewer HxW
9 x 6.5 inches11.8 x 7 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.0" (12.7 cm)4.5” x 3.9” oblong
Brewer Materials
Glass, stainless steel, siliconePlastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersionPlastic, gauze-mesh immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 x 4 inches8.1 x 2.6 inches
Decanter Weight
1.8 lbs0.9 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.

The Goodful is a relatively large capacity brewer. It’s therefore quite tall and is best set inside a refrigerator door, however, it’s unlikely to fit a small refrigerator. The materials are hardy and durable, but the lid is clunky, and more detailed information on the device is lacking. The quality and look of the filter are a big plus overall.

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.

It’s quite easy to brew with the Goodful without measuring—although we measured everything carefully for our testing procedure. We particularly liked the filter design with a little handle to lift it out of the container.

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 produced by the Goodful was reasonable. We liked the slightly bitter edge to the otherwise mild-roasted flavor. The brew also had a sweetish aftertaste, but with a watery finish. We recommend drinking it straight rather than diluting it too much.

Overall Scores

Brew Quality
Ease of Use
Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • No plastics used
  • Airtight brewing
  • Well-machined filter
  • Durable
  • Removable filter base
  • Turn-to-pour lid
  • Weighty and unbalanced
  • Lid stopper tough to remove
  • Loose decanter lid
  • Cumbersome silicone seals 
  • Not a good fit for small refrigerators
  • Clunky lid


The Cafe Du Chateau, as the name suggests, is a take on a French press coffee maker design. Apart from the French press ‘look’ it doesn’t use a typically hand-pressed filter but is a rather incongruously-designed immersion filter. The brew quality lacks character, it is cumbersome to pour, and the stopper design is flawed.

The Goodful, on the other hand, is a better proposition. It’s a large-sized plastic jug brewer that brews in the door bin of your refrigerator. While the brew quality is satisfactory, the lid design is clunky. A similar, but better quality design to the Goodful is the Takeya. Regardless, the Cafe Du Chateau is not a coffee maker we’d recommend.

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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