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Oxo Compact vs Bean Envy Side-by-Side Comparison

OXO Compact cold brew coffee maker vs Bean Envy. The choice between a full-strength cold brew concentrate and a versatile glass carafe brewer.

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Oxo Cold Brew Compact

Bean Envy

OXO Compact vs Bean Envy Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

9.0
Overall Score
8.5
Overall Score
  • Brew Quality (50%)9.0
  • Design (15%)9.0
  • Ease of Use (35%)8.9
  • Brew Quality (50%)7.9
  • Design (15%)9.3
  • Ease of Use (35%)9.1

The OXO Compact is a free-style brewer, whereas Bean Envy is an immersion filter brewer. Both brewers, however, perform equally well for style of brewing. The OXO Compact produces a full-strength cold brew concentrate, while the Bean Envy produces a weaker coffee from a brew ratio of 1:12.

Both products have excellent build quality and value. The OXO Compact has a highly effective reusable stainless steel filter, and the brew decants into a small glass carafe. Though the brew vessel is durable BPA-free plastic, it is not recommended for hot beverage brewing.

Bean Envy is a glass carafe style brewer with a stainless steel immersion filter. Its unique design has two stoppers: a stainless steel stopper for airtight brewing and a pop-up silicone one for after the filter has been decanted. The brewer also rests on a silicone base pad, which is one of the best amongst the designs we have tested.

Pros & Cons

  • Compact design
  • Quality packaging
  • Aesthetic decanter
  • Easy measuring
  • Pours very smoothly
  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Stopper doesn’t fit tightly
  • Sensitive decanter valve 
  • Brew not so complex
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7 x 5.1 inches
7.9 x 5.9 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.3" (10.9 cm)
4.7" (11.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Polypropylene plastic, AS resin
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
Filter Type
Stainless steel / plastic base plug
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
0.1 x 2.7 inches
6.9 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.4 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy?

Price at publication
$34.37
$31.53

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
9.0
7.9

Bouquet

9.0
8.0

Brinkability

9.0
8.0
The Oxo Compact cold brew carafe filled with coffee standing next to glass a third filled with coffee.
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing in front of a carafe with a freshly brewed batch of coffee

Sediment

9.0
7.5
Sediment at the bottom of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee carafe after all the coffee has been carefully decanted out.
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe showing leftover sediment.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.0
9.3

In The Box

The unboxed Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker. Pictured next to the box is the brew vessel, the carafe, 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

The small glass carafe of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a wood counter with the cork stopper to the right.
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
5.5 in (140 mm)
7.9
Base Diameter
3.74 in (95 mm)
4.7
Width
NaN" (NaN cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)
Weight
7.0 oz (198 g)
16.5 oz (468 g)
Material
borosilicate glass
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone

Stopperor Lid

9.0
9.5
Oxo Compact Stopper / Lid video
The cork stopper of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee carafe with its silicone seal removed and resting to the right.
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
2 in (52 mm)
3.3 & 2.7 in (85 & 70 mm)
Material
cork
Stainless steel, silicone
Additional Features
silicone seal
Silicone seal

Filter

9.0
9.0
The round mesh filter of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker pictured with the base unit that holds the filter.
Bean Envy Filter
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
6.9 in (175 mm)
Diameter
2.7 in (60 mm)
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic & stainless steel
Lasered stainless steel
Additional Features
red silicone gasket, spring valve
Silicone seal

Build Quality

9.0
9.5
The entire Oxo cold brew coffee maker system disassembled.
The fully disassembled Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker showing seven parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.9
9.1

Brewing

9.0
9.5
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a measuring scale.
The stainless steel filter on a scale filled with coffee grounds standing next to a glass brew carafe.

Decanting

9.0
9.0
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on top of the glass carafe during decanting.
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on top of the glass carafe during decanting.
A short video showing how coffee decants from the brew vessel into the glass carafe of the Oxo cold brew coffee maker.

Cleaningand Storage

8.5
8.5

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