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Goodful vs Coffee Gator Side-by-Side Comparison

Goodful cold brew coffee maker vs Coffee Gator. Two jug-type brewers that stand in a refrigerator door bin. Minor differences, similar brew.

Goodful vs Coffee Gator: A Large and Small Brewer for a Door Bin


Price at publication
Brewer HxW
11.8 x 7 inches10.2 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.5” x 3.9” oblong3.9" (9.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
PlasticBorosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Plastic, gauze-mesh immersionPlastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
8.1 x 2.6 inches7.8 x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs1.2 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.

The overall design of the Coffee Gator is simple and practical. The way the lid works is particularly nice, but the handle needs rethinking. The stainless steel measuring spoon and silicone funnel are also quite versatile in and of themselves.

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.

Coffee Gator is exceptionally easy to use because of the included measuring spoon and silicone pouring funnel. The filter attaches securely and effortlessly, and the lid design is most practical. Hand cleaning is also no issue.

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.

The brew quality of the Coffee Gator was fairly average and much in line with other immersion brewers with a similar ratio. The brew lacked complexity overall but was drinkable enough without dilution. Hot blooming may be an option, but many people prefer a stainless steel filter for this.

Overall Scores

Brew Quality
Ease of Use
Overall Scoring

Pros & Cons

  • Durable
  • Removable filter base
  • Turn-to-pour lid
  • Quality of glass carafe
  • Additional spoon and funnel
  • Neat and clever lid
  • Twist to pour lid
  • Personalized extras
  • Not a good fit for small refrigerators
  • Clunky lid
  • Grip and length of handle
  • Brew rather average


The Goodful and Coffee Gator are somewhat similar in their basic design. Both are jug-type brewers for brewing in your refrigerator door bin. Both have a twist-to-pour lid and use a plastic and nylon immersion filter. 

The Goodful holds 72 oz and is considerably larger than the 42 oz Coffee Gator. The Coffee Gator brew jug, however, is glass and not plastic. Once the filter is removed, the Goodful can actually lay on its side because it is completely spill-proof. 

The Goodful tends to produce a slightly stronger quality brew. However, the quality of the design and material doesn’t match up to the Coffee Gator. The Coffee Gator also comes with a stainless steel measuring spoon and a silicone funnel. If you need a larger batch of coffee the Goodful is the better choice, however, the Takeya brewer is very similar to the Goodful and produces a much better brew.

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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