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Hario Mizudashi vs Willow & Everett Side-by-Side Comparison

Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker vs Willow & Everett mason jar. Two very different designs and sizes, one lacking in fundamentals.

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Hario Mizudashi

Willow & Everett 1 Gallon

Hario Mizudashi vs Willow & Everett 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 MizudashiWillow & Everett 1...7.76.57.29.78.28.47.48.3
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The aesthetics of the Hario Mizudashi and Willow & Everett brewers could not be more different. The Hario is quite tall and slender, ideally suited for in-door brewing even in a small refrigerator. Apart from its poor brew ratio (1:14), the Hario is not airtight. It produced one of the poorest quality brews for an immersion filter brewer and is a brewer we recommend you avoid.

In stark contrast, the Willow & Everett has the appearance of a rotund barrel and the one gallon is one of the largest cold brew coffee makers. The Willow & Everett, compared to the Hario, produced one of the best quality brews for an immersion filter brewer.

However, the design and material quality of the Willow & Everett could be better. The lid is of poor quality, the spigot tap doesn’t always work well, and the surrounding glass is fragile - more so with the half-gallon jar than the one gallon one.

Pros & Cons

  • Attractive brew decanter
  • Easy-to-clean filter
  • Color choice
  • Hot or cold brewing
  • Funky design
  • Brew ratio
  • Brew quality
  • Tap dispenser
  • Not airtight
  • Odor contamination
  • Poor brew quality
  • Lid design
  • Weak glass around tap 
  • Tap is temperamental
  • No literature

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.5 x 5.4 inches
7.9 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.7" (9.4 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, polypropylene plastic
Glass, stainless steel
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Gause-type immersion
Filter HxDia
6.5 x 3.3 inches
6.9 x 4.1 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
2.2 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.39
$32.70

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
8.4

Bouquet

7.0
8.5

Drinkability

6.0
8.5
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 freshly poured coffee in a glass resting in front of the Willow & Everett cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

8.0
8.0
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 maker showing leftover sediment after all the coffee has been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.2
7.4

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 and fully assembled Everett cold brew coffee maker.

Decanter

A full view of the tall glass Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe.
The Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker resting on a wooden countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.5
7.9
Base Diameter
3.7
5.1
Width
5.4" (13.7 cm)
7.1" (18.0 cm)
Weight
15.0 oz (425 g)
NaN lbs (NaN kg)
Material
 heat-resistant glass, polypropylene plastic
Glass and stainless steel

Stopper / Lid

7.0
7.0
A close up view of a plastic lid standing next to the base of a tall glass carafe.
A top down view of the inside of an aluminum lid removed from a mason-jar-type cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
3.7 in (95 mm)
4.3
Material
polypropylene plastic
Aluminum
Additional Features
N/A
None

 Filter

6.0
8.0
A small plastic and nylon cold brew coffee filter with a detachable base for easy cleaning.
A side-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
A side-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
A close up front-view of a gauze filter from a cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop.
Length
6.5 in (165 mm)
6.9" (17.5 cm)
Diameter
3.3 in (85 m)
4.1
Material
polypropylene frame, polyester resin
Stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable base
Additional tap filter

 Build Quality

9.0
7.0
The Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe resting horizontally and separated into 4 parts.
The completely disassembled Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker showing four separate parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
8.3

 Brewing

10
9.0
A cold brew coffee immersion filter next to a kitchen scale with a bowl of 80g of coffee grounds measured.
A gauze filter filled with coffee grounds, a 1-gallon cold brew coffee maker half-filled with water, and a measuring jug.
A gauze filter filled with coffee grounds, a 1-gallon cold brew coffee maker half-filled with water, and a measuring jug.
The Willow & Everett 1 gallon cold brew coffee maker.
The gauze filter on a scale filled with 200g of coffee grounds and the cold brew vessel standing to the right.

Decanting

10
7.0

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
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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