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Ovalware vs Bean Envy Side-by-Side Comparison

Ovalware cold brew coffee maker vs Bean Envy. Two brewers with excellent brew quality. Find out what the real difference is.

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Ovalware Cold Brew

Bean Envy

Ovalware vs Bean Envy: A Difficult Choice

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of Use Ovalware Cold BrewBean Envy8.57.89.09.38.57.99.39.1
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The Ovalware and Bean Envy are neck-and-neck as cold brew coffee makers. The Ovalware, however, tends to produce a slightly better quality brew. Compared to the Bean Envy, the Ovalware has a more slender-necked design. The Ovalware comes in 34 and 51 oz carafes while the Bean Envy comes in a 32 oz size only. 

Both brewers have a silicone base, but the Bean Envy proprietary design comes out tops. Additionally, the Bean Envy comes with two stoppers — one for brewing and a pop-up silicone stopper for easier pouring and better airtightness after decanting. Which is better really depends on the type of design and look you prefer.

Pros & Cons

  • Brew quality
  • Brew markers in cups and ml
  • Silicone base pad
  • Comfortable handle
  • Ease of brewing
  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Quality and fit of silicone seals
  • Additional decanting
  • Narrow head for cleaning
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
8 x 5.4 inches
7.9 x 5.9 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
4.7" (11.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, silicone
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
6.9 x 2.7 inches
6.9 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.61
$31.53

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
7.9

Bouquet

7.5
8.0

Drinkability

8.0
8.0
The Ovalware cold brew coffee maker with a freshly produced cold brew and an empty glass to the left.
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing in front of a carafe with a freshly brewed batch of coffee

Sediment

7.5
7.5
A view of sediment left behind after all coffee has been carefully decanted from a typical cold brew coffee maker.
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe showing leftover sediment.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.0
9.3

In the Box

The unboxed contents of the Ovalware RJ3 cold brew coffee maker: the box, the glass carafe with the filter, and user manual.
An unboxed bean envy cold brew coffee maker with the box to left, a user manual, and an additional lid stopper.

Decanter

Ovalware RJ3 cold brew coffee maker empty glass carafe with no filter and the stopper resting to the right on the countertop.
The glass brew carafe of Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop with an additional stopper to the side.
Height with Stopper Lid
8
7.9
Base Diameter
4.7
4.7
Width
5.5" (14.0 cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)
Weight
17.3 oz (490 g)
16.5 oz (468 g)
Material
borosilicate glass
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone

Stopper / Lid

9.0
9.5
The stainless steel stopper with a rubber silicone ring resting on its side on a wooden countertop.
Two stopper lids of a cold brew coffee maker, one silicone and the other stainless steel, on a wooden countertop.
Two stopper lids of a cold brew coffee maker, one silicone and the other stainless steel, on a wooden countertop.
A short video showing cold-brewed coffee being poured from the Bean Envy glass carafe.
Diameter
3
3.3 & 2.7 in (85 & 70 mm)
Material
stainless steel
Stainless steel, silicone
Additional Features
silicone seal
Silicone seal

Filter

9.0
9.0
A typical stainless steel immersion filter used in a cold brew coffee maker or tea infuser.
Bean Envy Filter
Length
6.9" (17.5 cm)
6.9 in (175 mm)
Diameter
2.7
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
lasered stainless steel
Lasered stainless steel
Additional Features
silicone seal
Silicone seal

Build Quality

9.0
9.5
The Ovalware JR3 cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 6 parts in total.
The fully disassembled Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker showing seven parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.3
9.1

Brewing

10
9.5
The Ovalware RJ3 cold brew coffee maker set up to brew with the filter on a scale and a carafe of filtered to the far right.
The stainless steel filter on a scale filled with coffee grounds standing next to a glass brew carafe.

Decanting

9.0
9.0

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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