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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.

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Cafe Du Chateau

Goodful

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

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use GoodfulCafe Du Chateau8.17.58.78.87.77.37.68.3
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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.

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

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
9 x 6.5 inches
11.8 x 7 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.0" (12.7 cm)
4.5” x 3.9” oblong
Brewer Materials
Glass, stainless steel, silicone
Plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Plastic, gauze-mesh immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 x 4 inches
8.1 x 2.6 inches
Decanter Weight
1.8 lbs
0.9 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$27.11
$18.11

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
7.5

Bouquet

6.0
7.0

Drinkability

7.0
7.5
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing in front of a cold brew coffee carafe.
A glass of coffee resting on the product leaflet with the Goodful cold brew coffee maker behind.

Sediment

9.0
7.5
The inside of a glass jar showing sediment left behind after a typical cold brew coffee maker brew.
A view inside of a plastic cold brew coffee maker showing remaining sediment after all coffee is carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
8.7

In the Box

The fully-assembled Chateau du Cafe cold brew coffee maker standing to the right of its box.
The Goodful cold brew coffee maker wrapped in bubble plastic after unboxing.

Decanter

 A glass and stainless steel cold brew coffee maker standing on a countertop.
The plastic carafe of the Goodful cold brew coffee maker with the user guide insert standing to the right.
Height with Stopper Lid
9
11.8 in (300 mm)
Base Diameter
5
4.5 x 3.9 inch oblong (115 x 100 mm)
Width
6.5" (16.5 cm)
7 in (180 mm)
Weight
29.5 oz (836 g)
14.1 oz (400 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & stainless steel
plastic

Stopper / Lid

7.0
8.5
Close up of a stainless steel stopper with a silicone seal from a cold brew coffee maker.
A close up of a screw-on handle frame and a screwable lid for a cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
3.9 in (100 mm)
6.3 in (180 mm)
Material
stainless steel
Plastic
Additional Features
silicone seal
2 silicone gaskets, detachable grip

Filter

8.5
9.0
A close up of a stainless steel immersion filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
A close up side of a plastic and nylon filter used in a common cold brew coffee maker.
Length
6.7" (17.0 cm)
8.1 in (230 mm)
Diameter
4
2.6 in (75 mm)
Material
laser-cut 304 stainless steel
Plastic & stainless steel mesh
Additional Features
silicone seal
Flip-up plastic handle, detachable base

Build Quality

7.0
8.5
The Cafe du Chateau cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 5 parts.
The disassembled Goodful Cold Brew coffee maker showing 6 parts in total.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
8.8

Brewing

9.0
9.0
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing video
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing
The Goodful cold brew coffee maker to the left and its filter filler with coffee ground on a scale to the right.

Decanting

8.0
8.5
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting video

Cleaning and Storage

7.0
9.0
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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