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Cafe Du Chateau vs Takeya Side-by-Side Comparison

Cafe du Chateau cold brew coffee maker vs Takeya. A failed French press design and an innovative spill-proof brewer. Takeya wins hands down.

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Cafe Du Chateau

Takeya

Cafe Du Chateau vs Takeya Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use TakeyaCafe Du Chateau8.37.88.98.87.77.37.68.3
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The Takeya is an original and innovative concept for a cold brew coffee maker. It’s the only brewer where the filter completely seals by screwing into the lid. In this way the Takeya can brew standing up or on its side, and you can even shake the vessel as recommended during brewing.

The twist-to-pour lid design is very practical and the long filter makes for a favorable brew ratio of 1:9. It’s also very easy to clean inside, although the high part count is a negative when cleaning. 

The Cafe Du Chateau is hardly unique but a take on a French press design. The carafe, however, is bulky, heavy, and uncomfortable for pouring. Furthermore, the stopper is a bad fit, especially after brewing, and the filter is a little too fine to allow a good brew to develop. Whereas the Takeya is one of our top-rated practical designs, the Cafe Du Chateau is not a cold brew coffee maker we recommend.

Pros & Cons

  • No plastics used
  • Airtight brewing
  • Well-machined filter
  • Air tight brew decanter
  • Cold or hot (tea) brewing
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Durable & light weight
  • 1 and 2 quart sizes
  • Color choice
  • Weighty and unbalanced
  • Lid stopper tough to remove
  • Loose decanter lid
  • Cumbersome silicone seals 
  • Inadequate packaging
  • Included instructions inadequate
  • Filter cleaning

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
9 x 6.5 inches
12.2 x 5.9 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.0" (12.7 cm)
4.3” x 4.7” oblong
Brewer Materials
Glass, stainless steel, silicone
Tritan plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Nylon, polypropylene immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 x 4 inches
10 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1.8 lbs
0.6 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$27.11
$28.69

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
7.8

Bouquet

6.0
8.5

Drinkability

7.0
8.0
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing in front of a cold brew coffee carafe.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with a freshly made brew and two cups to the left: one straight coffee, the other with milk.

Sediment

9.0
7.0
The inside of a glass jar showing sediment left behind after a typical cold brew coffee maker brew.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with the filter removed and all the brew decanted. Inside is the remaining sediment.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
8.9

In the Box

The fully-assembled Chateau du Cafe cold brew coffee maker standing to the right of its box.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker and how it arrived wrapped in plastic.

Decanter

 A glass and stainless steel cold brew coffee maker standing on a countertop.
The Tekeya cold brew coffee maker with the user manual inside the decanter, the screw on lid to the right on the countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
9
12.2 in (310 mm)
Base Diameter
5
4.3 x 3.7 in oblong (110 x 95 mm)
Width
6.5" (16.5 cm)
5.9 in (150 mm)
Weight
29.5 oz (836 g)
12.0 oz (340 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & stainless steel
BPA-free Tritan plastic

Stopper / Lid

7.0
10
Close up of a stainless steel stopper with a silicone seal from a cold brew coffee maker.
Takeya Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
Diameter
3.9 in (100 mm)
6.3 in with handle (160 mm)
Material
stainless steel
Tritan plastic
Additional Features
silicone seal
silicone gasket

Filter

8.5
8.0
A close up of a stainless steel immersion filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
The nylon and plastic filter of a typical immersion filter cold brew coffee maker. The upper section is detachable.
Length
6.7" (17.0 cm)
0.4 in (265 mm)
Diameter
4
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
laser-cut 304 stainless steel
nylon & polypropylene
Additional Features
silicone seal
detachable extender

Build Quality

7.0
9.0
The Cafe du Chateau cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 5 parts.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 7 parts visible.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
8.8

Brewing

9.0
8.5
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing video
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing
The immersion filter of a cold brew coffee maker with a bowl of coffee grounds to the left resting on a scale.

Decanting

8.0
9.5
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting video
A cold brew coffee maker with the filter just removed after 18 hours of brewing and resting in a glass jar to the right.

Cleaning and Storage

7.0
8.0
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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