Our recommendations are made independently through Research & Testing. We may receive commissions from purchases made via our links.

Goodful vs Bean Envy Side-by-Side Comparison

Goodful cold brew coffee maker vs Bean Envy. A brewer for a refrigerator door bin and one that sits on a shelf. But, which is better?

Goodful vs Bean Envy: In the Door or On the Shelf?


Price at publication
Brewer HxW
11.8 x 7 inches7.9 x 5.9 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.5” x 3.9” oblong4.7" (11.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
PlasticBorosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
Filter Type
Plastic, gauze-mesh immersionStainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
8.1 x 2.6 inches6.9 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs1 lbs
Total Parts Count


Stopper / Lid
Build Quality
Overall Design Scoring

The Goodful is a relatively large capacity brewer. It’s therefore quite tall and is best set inside a refrigerator door, however, it’s unlikely to fit a small refrigerator. The materials are hardy and durable, but the lid is clunky, and more detailed information on the device is lacking. The quality and look of the filter are a big plus overall.

Bean Envy is an all-round top-quality product and it makes a fairly good brew. The silicone base and the two-lid design are particularly nice, and the stainless steel filter was well-machined. Unfortunately, pouring with the silicone lid popped up was not so smooth.

Usability Comparison

Cleaning and Storage
Overall Usability Scoring

It’s quite easy to brew with the Goodful without measuring—although we measured everything carefully for our testing procedure. We particularly liked the filter design with a little handle to lift it out of the container.

Brewing and decanting required minimal effort. Additionally, the volume markings on the carafe are great for telling how much yield is produced and how much coffee you have remaining during use. For hand-washing, you will need a bottle brush and a little extra care is required so as not to misplace either of the lids in storage.

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring

The brew produced by the Goodful was reasonable. We liked the slightly bitter edge to the otherwise mild-roasted flavor. The brew also had a sweetish aftertaste, but with a watery finish. We recommend drinking it straight rather than diluting it too much.

For an immersion filter brewer, the Bean Envy ranks very competitively and the brew quality is relatively good. The brew is strong, flavorful, and smooth but not as complex as a cold brew can be. We found it brewed more towards the bitter flavors rather than the sweeter ones.

Overall Scores

Brew Quality
Ease of Use
Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • Durable
  • Removable filter base
  • Turn-to-pour lid
  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Not a good fit for small refrigerators
  • Clunky lid
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid


The Goodful cold brew coffee maker is a tall 72 oz plastic jug-type brewer which fits in the door bin of your refrigerator. The Bean Envy, on the other hand, is a 32 oz glass carafe-type brewer that brews on a refrigerator shelf.

The Bean Envy uses a more porous stainless steel filter and produces a much better quality brew than the Goodful which deploys a plastic and nylon filter. The Bean Envy has a thoughtful two-stopper design, and while the Goodful has a convenient twist-to-pour lid, it’s a rather clunky design.

Behind the Comparison

Headshot of Roger Shitaki
Roger ShitakiReviewer

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.

Related Comparisons