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Hario Mizudashi vs Takeya Side-by-Side Comparison

Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker vs Takeya. Two Japanese manufacturers with two very different concepts of a cold brew coffee maker.

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Hario Mizudashi

Takeya

Hario Mizudashi vs Takeya Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

The Hario Mizudashi is a product by one of Japan’s leading coffeeware manufacturers, Hario. The tall, slender glass carafe is quite attractive and will fit even a small refrigerator door. The delicate glass makes cleaning cumbersome, but the filter has a removable base.

Despite its attractive looks, the short filter of the Hario Mizudashi and its brew ratio (1:14) does not produce a worthwhile cold brew and the vessel itself is not airtight. For these reasons, we do not recommend the Hario.

The Takeya, on the other hand, is a very convenient design that is also well executed. The unique filter, with a 1:9 ratio, screws into the lid and you can shake the vessel during brewing and even lay it on its side. The Takeya is lightweight and made in the USA from highly durable Tritan plastic. Its drawback is the number of parts it separates into for cleaning.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UseHario MizudashiTakeya7.76.57.29.78.37.88.98.8
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Pros & Cons

  • Attractive brew decanter
  • Easy-to-clean filter
  • Color choice
  • Hot or cold brewing
  • Air tight brew decanter
  • Cold or hot (tea) brewing
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Durable & light weight
  • 1 and 2 quart sizes
  • Color choice
  • Not airtight
  • Odor contamination
  • Poor brew quality
  • Inadequate packaging
  • Included instructions inadequate
  • Filter cleaning

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.5 x 5.4 inches
12.2 x 5.9 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.7" (9.4 cm)
4.3” x 4.7” oblong
Brewer Materials
Glass, polypropylene plastic
Tritan plastic
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Nylon, polypropylene immersion
Filter HxDia
6.5 x 3.3 inches
10 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
0.6 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.39
$28.69

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
7.8

Bouquet

7.0
8.5

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.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with a freshly made brew and two cups to the left: one straight coffee, the other with milk.

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 Takeya cold brew coffee maker with the filter removed and all the brew decanted. Inside is the remaining sediment.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.2
8.9

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 Takeya cold brew coffee maker and how it arrived wrapped in plastic.

Decanter

A full view of the tall glass Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe.
The Tekeya cold brew coffee maker with the user manual inside the decanter, the screw on lid to the right on the countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.5
12.2 in (310 mm)
Base Diameter
3.7
4.3 x 3.7 in oblong (110 x 95 mm)
Width
5.4" (13.7 cm)
5.9 in (150 mm)
Weight
15.0 oz (425 g)
12.0 oz (340 g)
Material
 heat-resistant glass, polypropylene plastic
BPA-free Tritan plastic

Stopper / Lid

7.0
10
A close up view of a plastic lid standing next to the base of a tall glass carafe.
Takeya Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
Diameter
3.7 in (95 mm)
6.3 in with handle (160 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic
Tritan plastic
Additional Features
N/A
silicone gasket

 Filter

6.0
8.0
A small plastic and nylon cold brew coffee filter with a detachable base for easy cleaning.
The nylon and plastic filter of a typical immersion filter cold brew coffee maker. The upper section is detachable.
Length
6.5 in (165 mm)
0.4 in (265 mm)
Diameter
3.3 in (85 m)
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
polypropylene frame, polyester resin
nylon & polypropylene
Additional Features
detachable base
detachable extender

 Build Quality

9.0
9.0
The Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe resting horizontally and separated into 4 parts.
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 7 parts visible.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
8.8

 Brewing

10
8.5
A cold brew coffee immersion filter next to a kitchen scale with a bowl of 80g of coffee grounds measured.
The immersion filter of a cold brew coffee maker with a bowl of coffee grounds to the left resting on a scale.

Decanting

10
9.5
A cold brew coffee maker with the filter just removed after 18 hours of brewing and resting in a glass jar to the right.

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
8.0

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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