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County Line Kitchen vs Coffee Bear Side-by-Side Comparison

County Line Kitchen cold brew coffee maker vs Coffee Bear. The all-round practical design of a mason jar versus a below-average competitor.

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County Line Kitchen

Coffee Bear

County Line Kitchen vs Coffee Bear Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

The County Line Kitchen and Coffee Bear cold brew coffee makers can easily fit in your refrigerator door. They are, however, quite different in their design and the quality of the brew they produce. 

The County Line Kitchen is by far the better brewer. It uses a brew ratio of 1:9 and the quality and strength of the brew are comparatively good. The brew (ratio 1:13) produced by the Coffee Bear tends to be a little below average. This difference is also due to the County Line Kitchen’s better-designed filter. 

The Coffee Bear is a glass jug brewer with a plastic and nylon filter. It has a nicely designed twist-to-pour lid, but unlike the County Line Kitchen mason jar brewers, it cannot store on its side after brewing. The Country Line Kitchen is also all the more versatile because its stainless steel mesh filter can also be used for hot beverage brewing.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UseCounty Line KitchenCoffee Bear8.67.89.69.28.07.28.88.7
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Pros & Cons

  • Versatile product
  • Minimal packaging
  • Packed and shipped in the US
  • Robust and durable
  • Airtight silicone gasket
  • Glass decanter
  • Lid design
  • Twist to pour
  • Brew strength average
  • Filter not so effective
  • Silicone base not top quality
  • Handle not so comfortable
  • Appears to be a generic copy

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.7 x 6.3 inches
10 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.5" (8.9 cm)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, silicone, plastic
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Plastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
5.5 x 3.2 inches
7.5” x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
1.1 lbs
1.9 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$24.82
$25.64

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.2

Bouquet

7.5
7.0

Drinkability

8.0
7.0
A batch of freshly brewed coffee in the County Line cold brew coffee maker and a glass of coffee to the right.
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing before the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

7.0
8.0
The inside of a cold brew coffee brew carafe showing leftover sediment after all the coffee is carefully decanted.
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe with remaining sediment after the brew has been carefully decanted off.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
8.8

In the Box

The unboxed contents of the County Line cold brew coffee maker. Right of the box is the user manual, and then the brewer.
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

The fully assembled County Line mason jar cold brew coffee maker standing on a wooden countertop.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker brew decanter with no filter inserted.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.7
10
Base Diameter
3.5
3.9
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
17.0 oz (482 g)
30.0 oz (850 g)
Material
glass
borosilicate glass, silicone

Stopper / Lid

10
10
County Line Kitchen Stopper / Lid video
The screw on lid with a handle and a flip cap for the County Line cold brew coffee maker.
The screw on lid of a cold brew coffee maker with its flip cap resting in the foreground
The screw-on lid frame of the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled.
Diameter
6 in incl.handle (150 mm)
 4.3 in (110 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic
BPA-free plastic
Additional Features
silicone gasket
2 white silicone gaskets

Filter

9.0
8.0
The stainless steel filter of a cold brew coffee maker and a silicone seal to the right resting on a wood countertop.
A side view close up of a plastic and nylon filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
5.5 in (140 mm)
 7.5 in (190 mm)
Diameter
3.2 in (82 mm)
2.5 in (65 mm)
Material
stainless steel
Black plastic, nylon mesh
Additional Features
silicone seal
Detachable base

Build Quality

10
8.5
The County Line cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 6 different parts.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 8 esprit parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
8.7

Brewing

10
8.5
The County Line cold brew coffee maker ready to brew after grounds and coffee have been added.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker ready to brew after grounds and coffee have been added.
A bag of coffee grounds, a stainless steel filter on a scale, a mason jar, and a lid all ready for making cold brew coffee.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker with some water poured in during the brewing set up.

Decanting

8.5
9.0
A short video showing how to decant the filter of a cold brew coffee maker after 18 hours of brewing.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker with the lid removed to one side after brewing has been completed.

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
8.5

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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