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Hario Mizudashi vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker vs Toddy Cold Brew System. Learn what makes for a top cold brew coffee maker and what brewer to avoid.

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Hario Mizudashi

Toddy Cold Brew

Hario Mizudashi vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

The difference between the Hario Muzidashi and the Toddy Cold Brew System is the contrast between the lowest and the highest scoring cold brew coffee makers. The Toddy uses a free-style brewing method with an adjustable brew ratio and an airtight brewing vessel. It also comes with a quality glass carafe for decanting.

The Hario, meanwhile, is a tall and slender carafe brewer. It lacks an airtight brewing environment and due to a short filter produces a sour, low quality brew. At the end of the day, it is not a cold brew coffee maker that we recommend people buy.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UseHario MizudashiToddy Cold Brew7.76.57.29.79.210.09.48.0
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Pros & Cons

  • Attractive brew decanter
  • Easy-to-clean filter
  • Color choice
  • Hot or cold brewing
  • Minimal parts
  • No over-packaging
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Ergonomic components
  • Attractive carafe
  • Included paper filter bags
  • Cold or hot brewing
  • Not airtight
  • Odor contamination
  • Poor brew quality
  • Felt filter tends to clog
  • No brew vessel markings

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.5 x 5.4 inches
8.7 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.7" (9.4 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, polypropylene plastic
HDPE plastic
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Base plug filter
Filter HxDia
6.5 x 3.3 inches
0.2 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
1.4 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.39
$39.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
10

Bouquet

7.0
10

Drinkability

6.0
10
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 with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
The Toddy System carafe filled with fresh cold-brewed coffee. The carafe is pictured next to the carafe stopper and a glass.

Sediment

8.0
10
A close up view of sediment left over in a long glass brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
A close up of sediment left behind in a glass carafe after all the cold-brewed coffee has carefully been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.2
9.4

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 Toddy Cold Brew System. Pictured is the brew vessel, glass carafe, and filtration system.

Decanter

A full view of the tall glass Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe.
The glass carafe of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter with the carafe lid to one side.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.5
8.7
Base Diameter
3.7
5.1
Width
5.4" (13.7 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Weight
15.0 oz (425 g)
1.4 oz (40 g)
Material
 heat-resistant glass, polypropylene plastic
borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

7.0
10
A close up view of a plastic lid standing next to the base of a tall glass carafe.
Diameter
3.7 in (95 mm)
3.5 in (90 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic
low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
Additional Features
N/A
N/A

 Filter

6.0
9.0
A small plastic and nylon cold brew coffee filter with a detachable base for easy cleaning.
Toddy System Filter
Length
6.5 in (165 mm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Diameter
3.3 in (85 m)
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
polypropylene frame, polyester resin
felt filter x 2
Additional Features
detachable base
3 paper brew bags

 Build Quality

9.0
9.5
The Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe resting horizontally and separated into 4 parts.
From left to right: The brew vessel, glass carafe, and silicone stopper of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
8.0

 Brewing

10
8.0
A cold brew coffee immersion filter next to a kitchen scale with a bowl of 80g of coffee grounds measured.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
The Toddy Cold System brew vessel filled with coffee grounds and water pictured next to its packaging box.

Decanting

10
7.5

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
9.0
A top down view of how the Toddy Cold Brew System neatly packages away for convenient storage.

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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