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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.

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Goodful

Coffee Gator

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

Overall Verdict

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.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UseCoffee GatorGoodful8.27.28.99.28.17.58.78.8
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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

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.8 x 7 inches
10.2 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.5” x 3.9” oblong
3.9" (9.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Plastic
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Plastic, gauze-mesh immersion
Plastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
8.1 x 2.6 inches
7.8 x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
1.2 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$18.11
$26.28

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.5
7.2

Bouquet

7.0
7.0

Drinkability

7.5
7.0
A glass of coffee resting on the product leaflet with the Goodful cold brew coffee maker behind.
A small glass of coffee standing in the foreground and the Coffee Gator cold brew coffee jug-carafe in the background.

Sediment

7.5
8.0
A view inside of a plastic cold brew coffee maker showing remaining sediment after all coffee is carefully decanted.
An inside view of a cold brew coffee carafe showing remaining sediment after all the brew has been carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.7
8.9

In the Box

The Goodful cold brew coffee maker wrapped in bubble plastic after unboxing.
An unboxed Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left, a measuring spoon and silicone funnel are upfront.

Decanter

The plastic carafe of the Goodful cold brew coffee maker with the user guide insert standing to the right.
The Coffee Gator glass brew jug standing on a countertop. There is no filter inserted.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.8 in (300 mm)
10.2
Base Diameter
4.5 x 3.9 inch oblong (115 x 100 mm)
3.9
Width
7 in (180 mm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
14.1 oz (400 g)
19.3 oz (547 g)
Material
plastic
 borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

8.5
10
A close up of a screw-on handle frame and a screwable lid for a cold brew coffee maker.
A close up of a screw-on rim handle and lid stopper of a cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
6.3 in (180 mm)
4.3
Material
Plastic
BPA-free plastic
Additional Features
2 silicone gaskets, detachable grip
2 white silicone gaskets

Filter

9.0
8.0
A close up side of a plastic and nylon filter used in a common cold brew coffee maker.
A close up side angle of a plastic and mesh filter used in a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
8.1 in (230 mm)
7.8" (19.8 cm)
Diameter
2.6 in (75 mm)
2.5
Material
Plastic & stainless steel mesh
White plastic & nylon mesh
Additional Features
Flip-up plastic handle, detachable base
 Detachable base

Build Quality

8.5
9.0
The disassembled Goodful Cold Brew coffee maker showing 6 parts in total.
The disassemble Coffee Gator cold brew coffee maker showing all 9 parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.8
9.2

Brewing

9.0
9.5
The Goodful cold brew coffee maker to the left and its filter filler with coffee ground on a scale to the right.
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.

Decanting

8.5
9.0

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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