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Oxo Compact vs Primula Burke Side-by-Side Comparison

OXO Compact cold brew coffee maker vs Primula Burke. Discover good brewing fundamentals and a truly flawed design best avoided.

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Oxo Cold Brew Compact

Primula Burke Deluxe

OXO Compact vs Primula Burke Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

The Primula Burke is an immersion filter brewer. While not our favorite brewing style, the Primula Burke is too focused on convenience at the expense of actually making a worthwhile cold brew coffee. The ultra-fine filter produces very little sediment, but at the same time, it doesn’t allow enough cross-flow for a good brew to develop.

The Primula Burke is well thought out in terms of how the lid works and the filter attaches. With a plastic and nylon filter, however, it’s not the most ideal for repurposing. 

The OXO is one of the easiest free-style brewers to work with and the cold brew concentrate decants effortlessly via the bottom valve. The filter is a reusable stainless steel mesh, so no additional purchases are necessary. The brew ratio recommended by the measurement markings works really well, although you can adapt it as you please.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UsePrimula Burke DeluxeOxo Cold Brew Compact7.76.68.19.29.09.09.08.9
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Pros & Cons

  • Compact design
  • Quality packaging
  • Aesthetic decanter
  • Easy measuring
  • Pours very smoothly
  • Detachable filter base
  • Protective plastic jacket
  • Lid design
  • Easy to clean
  • Thick glass
  • Stopper doesn’t fit tightly
  • Sensitive decanter valve 
  • Brew not so complex
  • No measurement markings
  • A little heavy
  • Weak brew strength

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7 x 5.1 inches
7.9 x 7.4 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.3" (10.9 cm)
4.7" (11.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Polypropylene plastic, AS resin
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel / plastic base plug
Plastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
0.1 x 2.7 inches
6.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.4 lbs
1.2 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.37
$17.21

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
9.0
6.6

Bouquet

9.0
6.0

Drinkability

9.0
6.0
The Oxo Compact cold brew carafe filled with coffee standing next to glass a third filled with coffee.
A glass of straight coffee standing in front of a brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

9.0
9.0
Sediment at the bottom of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee carafe after all the coffee has been carefully decanted out.
A view inside the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing almost no remaining sediment.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.0
8.1

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.
The unboxed Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left with the user guide in front.

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 Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker together with a silicone seal removed from its base.
Height with Stopper Lid
5.5 in (140 mm)
7.9
Base Diameter
3.74 in (95 mm)
4.7
Width
NaN" (NaN cm)
7.4" (18.8 cm)
Weight
7.0 oz (198 g)
19.5 oz (553 g)
Material
borosilicate glass
borosilicate glass & plastic

Stopper / Lid

9.0
10
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.
The lid of a cold brew coffee maker together with a silicone seal for an airtight design.
The lid of a cold brew coffee maker together with a silicone seal for an airtight design.
A close up of the lid design of the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
2 in (52 mm)
4.9 in (125 mm)
Material
cork
plastic
Additional Features
silicone seal
open/close function, silicone seal

Filter

9.0
6.0
The round mesh filter of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker pictured with the base unit that holds the filter.
A close up angle view of the filter of the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.
Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
 6.7 in (170 mm)
Diameter
2.7 in (60 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic & stainless steel
polypropylene and nylon mesh
Additional Features
red silicone gasket, spring valve
detachable base

Build Quality

9.0
9.0
The entire Oxo cold brew coffee maker system disassembled.
The disassembled Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing 7 separated parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.9
9.2

Brewing

9.0
9.0
The brew vessel of the Oxo compact cold brew coffee maker resting on a measuring scale.
The filter of a cold brew coffee maker filled with grounds and standing on a scale showing 100g.
The filter of a cold brew coffee maker filled with grounds and standing on a scale showing 100g.
A short video showing how to brew with the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.

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.
A short video showing how to decant the filter after brewing with the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.
The decanted filter of the Primula cold brew coffee maker standing in a steel bowl to collect coffee run-off.

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
10

Behind the Comparison

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