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County Line Kitchen vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

County Line Kitchen cold brew coffee maker vs Toddy System. Two very practical and eco-friendly brewers. Brew strength is the key decider.

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County Line Kitchen

Toddy Cold Brew

County Line Kitchen vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

County Line Kitchen is a popular mason jar type brewer and comes in two jar sizes: 1-quart and 2-quart. The screw-on lid with a flip cap is one of the most convenient and practical designs for a brew carafe. Both brewers are an easy fit for a refrigerator door, and can be laid on their side for storage once the filter is removed.

For an immersion-style brewer, the County Line Kitchen has a favorable brew ratio of 1:9, whereas the Toddy, using a free-style brew system, has a brew ratio of 1:4.6. The Toddy, of course, produces a full strength cold brew concentrate which can be further diluted to one part coffee and three parts water. County Line Kitchen, at best, has a 1:1 dilution ratio.

Both brewers come as eco-friendly packages. With County Line Kitchen, you can choose a brewer with or without a handle attached to the lid. The Toddy comes with a felt filter and two additional paper filter bags.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UseCounty Line KitchenToddy Cold Brew8.67.89.69.29.210.09.48.0
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Pros & Cons

  • Versatile product
  • Minimal packaging
  • Packed and shipped in the US
  • Robust and durable
  • Airtight silicone gasket
  • Minimal parts
  • No over-packaging
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Ergonomic components
  • Attractive carafe
  • Included paper filter bags
  • Cold or hot brewing
  • Brew strength average
  • Filter not so effective
  • Felt filter tends to clog
  • No brew vessel markings

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.7 x 6.3 inches
8.7 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.5" (8.9 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, silicone, plastic
HDPE plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Base plug filter
Filter HxDia
5.5 x 3.2 inches
0.2 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1.1 lbs
1.4 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$24.82
$39.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
10

Bouquet

7.5
10

Drinkability

8.0
10
A batch of freshly brewed coffee in the County Line cold brew coffee maker and a glass of coffee to the right.
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
The Toddy System carafe filled with fresh cold-brewed coffee. The carafe is pictured next to the carafe stopper and a glass.

Sediment

7.0
10
The inside of a cold brew coffee brew carafe showing leftover sediment after all the coffee is carefully decanted.
A close up of sediment left behind in a glass carafe after all the cold-brewed coffee has carefully been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.6
9.4

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 contents of the Toddy Cold Brew System. Pictured is the brew vessel, glass carafe, and filtration system.

Decanter

The fully assembled County Line mason jar cold brew coffee maker standing on a wooden countertop.
The glass carafe of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter with the carafe lid to one side.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.7
8.7
Base Diameter
3.5
5.1
Width
6.3" (16.0 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Weight
17.0 oz (482 g)
1.4 oz (40 g)
Material
glass
borosilicate glass

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
Diameter
6 in incl.handle (150 mm)
3.5 in (90 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic
low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
Additional Features
silicone gasket
N/A

Filter

9.0
9.0
The stainless steel filter of a cold brew coffee maker and a silicone seal to the right resting on a wood countertop.
Toddy System Filter
Length
5.5 in (140 mm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Diameter
3.2 in (82 mm)
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
stainless steel
felt filter x 2
Additional Features
silicone seal
3 paper brew bags

Build Quality

10
9.5
The County Line cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 6 different parts.
From left to right: The brew vessel, glass carafe, and silicone stopper of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
8.0

Brewing

10
8.0
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.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
The Toddy Cold System brew vessel filled with coffee grounds and water pictured next to its packaging box.

Decanting

8.5
7.5
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
9.0
A top down view of how the Toddy Cold Brew System neatly packages away for convenient storage.

Behind the Comparison

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