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Coffee Gator vs Willow & Everett Side-by-Side Comparison

Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker vs Willow & Everett mason jar. Attention to detail and a brewer that just brews good coffee.

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Coffee Gator

Willow & Everett 1 Gallon

Coffee Gator vs Willow & Everett 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 Coffee GatorWillow & Everett 1...8.27.28.99.28.28.47.48.3
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Coffee Gator is a little different from other cold brew coffee makers because it’s a combination of glass and plastic. The slender glass carafe fits easily into any refrigerator door. The filter, however, is made of plastic and nylon. The plastic lid has an easy twist-open design for pouring. With a brew ratio of 1:14, the quality and strength of the brew is a little below par. However, the brewer comes with a stainless steel measuring spoon and a very useful silicone funnel.

The Willow & Everett, apart from a shape and size that only fits a refrigerator shelf, is made completely of glass with a gauze type filer. Along with making one of the best quality cold brews for an immersion filter, it is also ideal for hot brewed teas. The one gallon is particularly suitable for serving summer favorites like lemonade or whole fruit teas.

While Coffee Gator is easy to use all round, the Willow & Everett can be somewhat cumbersome. The filter works well, but the tap doesn’t always pour smoothly. For the smaller size, in particular, you have to be careful of the fragile glass around the tapping point. Additionally, you still have to pour out around 20% of leftover brew from the top of the vessel.

Pros & Cons

  • Quality of glass carafe
  • Additional spoon and funnel
  • Neat and clever lid
  • Twist to pour lid
  • Personalized extras
  • Funky design
  • Brew ratio
  • Brew quality
  • Tap dispenser
  • Grip and length of handle
  • Brew rather average
  • Lid design
  • Weak glass around tap 
  • Tap is temperamental
  • No literature

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
10.2 x 6.7 inches
7.9 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.9" (9.9 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Glass, stainless steel
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Gause-type immersion
Filter HxDia
7.8 x 2.5 inches
6.9 x 4.1 inches
Decanter Weight
1.2 lbs
2.2 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$26.28
$32.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.2
8.4

Bouquet

7.0
8.5

Drinkability

7.0
8.5
A small glass of coffee standing in the foreground and the Coffee Gator cold brew coffee jug-carafe in the background.
A glass of freshly poured coffee in a glass resting in front of the Willow & Everett cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

8.0
8.0
An inside view of a cold brew coffee carafe showing remaining sediment after all the brew has been carefully decanted.
The inside of a cold brew coffee maker showing leftover sediment after all the coffee has been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.9
7.4

In the Box

An unboxed Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left, a measuring spoon and silicone funnel are upfront.
The unboxed and fully assembled Everett cold brew coffee maker.

Decanter

The Coffee Gator glass brew jug standing on a countertop. There is no filter inserted.
The Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker resting on a wooden countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
10.2
7.9
Base Diameter
3.9
5.1
Width
6.7" (17.0 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Weight
19.3 oz (547 g)
NaN lbs (NaN kg)
Material
 borosilicate glass
Glass and stainless steel

Stopper / Lid

10
7.0
A close up of a screw-on rim handle and lid stopper of a cold brew coffee maker.
A top down view of the inside of an aluminum lid removed from a mason-jar-type cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
4.3
4.3
Material
BPA-free plastic
Aluminum
Additional Features
2 white silicone gaskets
None

Filter

8.0
8.0
A close up side angle of a plastic and mesh filter used in a cold brew coffee maker.
A side-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
A side-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
A close up front-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
Length
7.8" (19.8 cm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)
Diameter
2.5
4.1
Material
White plastic & nylon mesh
Stainless steel
Additional Features
 Detachable base
Additional tap filter

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
The disassemble Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker showing all 9 parts.
The completely disassembled Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker showing four separate parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
8.3

Brewing

9.5
9.0
A short video showing how to brew with the Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker.
The Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker set up for brewing with measured coffee grounds on a scale.
A gauze filter filled with coffee grounds, a 1-gallon cold brew coffee maker half-filled with water, and a measuring jug.
A gauze filter filled with coffee grounds, a 1-gallon cold brew coffee maker half-filled with water, and a measuring jug.
The Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker.
The gauze filter on a scale filled with 200g of coffee grounds and the cold brew vessel standing to the right.

Decanting

9.0
7.0

Cleaning and Storage

9.0
9.0

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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