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Hario Mizudashi vs County Line Kitchen Side-by-Side Comparison

Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker vs County Line Kitchen. A design that fails to make the grade and a top-notch mason jar brewer.

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Hario Mizudashi

County Line Kitchen

Hario Mizudashi vs County Line Kitchen Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Hario MizudashiCounty Line Kitchen7.76.57.29.78.67.89.69.2
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The Hario Mizudashi and County Line Kitchen cold coffee brewers are both a good fit for any refrigerator door. However, the Hario is not a brewer we recommend. Despite its attractive and slender appearance, it fails to produce a worthwhile cold brew coffee. The reasons being the filter is too short, the carafe not airtight, and the brew ratio unfavorable. 

County Line Kitchen mason jar cold coffee makers are our best recommended small-sized brewers to fit in a refrigerator door or on a shelf. The brew quality is comparable to our top picks for an immersion filter brewer. 

County Line Kitchen brewers come in small 1-quart and larger 2-quart sizes. The filter is made of a stainless steel mesh and the plastic screw-on lid has a flip cap for pouring. Once the filter is removed, you can even store the jar on its side. You also have the choice of a plastic lid with or without a handle, or a standard mason jar aluminum lid.

Pros & Cons

  • Attractive brew decanter
  • Easy-to-clean filter
  • Color choice
  • Hot or cold brewing
  • Versatile product
  • Minimal packaging
  • Packed and shipped in the US
  • Robust and durable
  • Airtight silicone gasket
  • Not airtight
  • Odor contamination
  • Poor brew quality
  • Brew strength average
  • Filter not so effective

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.5 x 5.4 inches
7.7 x 6.3 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.7" (9.4 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, polypropylene plastic
Glass, silicone, plastic
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
6.5 x 3.3 inches
5.5 x 3.2 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
1.1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.39
$24.82

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
7.8

Bouquet

7.0
7.5

Drinkability

6.0
8.0
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 batch of freshly brewed coffee in the County Line cold brew coffee maker and a glass of coffee to the right.

Sediment

8.0
7.0
A close up view of sediment left over in a long glass brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
The inside of a cold brew coffee brew carafe showing leftover sediment after all the coffee is carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.2
9.6

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 contents of the County Line cold brew coffee maker. Right of the box is the user manual, and then the brewer.

Decanter

A full view of the tall glass Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe.
The fully assembled County Line mason jar cold brew coffee maker standing on a wooden countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.5
7.7
Base Diameter
3.7
3.5
Width
5.4" (13.7 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Weight
15.0 oz (425 g)
17.0 oz (482 g)
Material
 heat-resistant glass, polypropylene plastic
glass

Stopper / Lid

7.0
10
A close up view of a plastic lid standing next to the base of a tall glass carafe.
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
3.7 in (95 mm)
6 in incl.handle (150 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic
polypropylene plastic
Additional Features
N/A
silicone gasket

 Filter

6.0
9.0
A small plastic and nylon cold brew coffee filter with a detachable base for easy cleaning.
The stainless steel filter of a cold brew coffee maker and a silicone seal to the right resting on a wood countertop.
Length
6.5 in (165 mm)
5.5 in (140 mm)
Diameter
3.3 in (85 m)
3.2 in (82 mm)
Material
polypropylene frame, polyester resin
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 County Line cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 6 different parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
9.2

 Brewing

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

Decanting

10
8.5
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
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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