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Hario Mizudashi vs Bodum Side-by-Side Comparison

Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker vs Bodum. A popular brewer with a flawed design, and one we highly recommend.

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Hario Mizudashi

Bodum

Hario Mizudashi vs Bodum: Two Brewers a World Apart

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Hario MizudashiBodum7.76.57.29.79.19.19.88.7
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The Hario Mizudashi and the Bodum French press could not be any more different. The Hario is a brewer we don’t recommend due to fundamental design flaws, whereas the Bodum is one of our top recommended cold brew coffee makers. 

The Hario Mizudashi is a tall and elegant glass carafe brewer with an immersion filter. However, due to the poor brew ratio, short filter, and non-airtight environment, the brew quality is below acceptable standards. 

The Bodum is made of durable yet affordable plastic. It uses a freestyle brewing technique and a typical French press plunge filter. You can also control the strength and volume of your brew. While there are more steps to brewing and decanting, the quality of the Bodum brew is one of the best.

Pros & Cons

  • Attractive brew decanter
  • Easy-to-clean filter
  • Color choice
  • Hot or cold brewing
  • Light and durable
  • Open/close spout
  • Perfectly airtight
  • Comfortable handle
  • Freestyle brewing
  • Made in Portugal
  • Not airtight
  • Odor contamination
  • Poor brew quality
  • Decanting can be tricky
  • No measuring guides

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.5 x 5.4 inches
7.7 x 7.5 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.7" (9.4 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, polypropylene plastic
Plastic, silicone
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Stainless steel plunge
Filter HxDia
6.5 x 3.3 inches
7.9 x 6.9 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.39
$32.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
9.1

Bouquet

7.0
9.0

Drinkability

6.0
8.8
A glass with a small quantity of straight coffee standing in front of a cold coffee brew carafe.
A glass with a small quantity of straight coffee standing in front of a cold coffee brew carafe.
A visual sample of some cold brewed coffee in a glass cup with the penetrating light indicating the brew strength.
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing near a brew carafe half-filled with coffee.

Sediment

8.0
10
A close up view of sediment left over in a long glass brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
Sediment in the bottom of a jar from which cold brew coffee has been carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.2
9.8

In the Box

The unboxed Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker with the box to the left and the user guide to the right.
The unboxed Bodum cold brew coffee maker. To the right of the box  is the brew carafe, plunge filter lid, and then a spoon.

Decanter

A full view of the tall glass Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe.
The Bodum cold brew coffee maker brew vessel as it would appear before brewing is commenced.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.5
7.7
Base Diameter
3.7
5.1
Width
5.4" (13.7 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Weight
15.0 oz (425 g)
16.3 oz (462 g)
Material
 heat-resistant glass, polypropylene plastic
Plastic, silicone

Stopper / Lid

7.0
9.5
A close up view of a plastic lid standing next to the base of a tall glass carafe.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its plunge filter lid in place.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its plunge filter lid in place.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its brew lid half resting in place.
Diameter
3.7 in (95 mm)
4.4
Material
polypropylene plastic
Plastic
Additional Features
N/A
Silicone seal, plunge filter

 Filter

6.0
10
A small plastic and nylon cold brew coffee filter with a detachable base for easy cleaning.
The plunge filter of the Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its attached lid lay sideways on a wooden counter.
Length
6.5 in (165 mm)
7.9" (20.1 cm)
Diameter
3.3 in (85 m)
6.9
Material
polypropylene frame, polyester resin
Plastic, stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable base
Silicone seal

 Build Quality

9.0
10
The Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe resting horizontally and separated into 4 parts.
The disassembled Bodum cold brew coffee maker showing all six parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
8.7

 Brewing

10
9.0
A cold brew coffee immersion filter next to a kitchen scale with a bowl of 80g of coffee grounds measured.

Decanting

10
8.5

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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