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Primula Burke vs Aquach Side-by-Side Comparison

Primula Burke cold brew coffee maker vs Aquach. Two well-built brewers that fall short in filter design. Aquach is the better choice.

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Primula Burke Deluxe

Aquach Cold Brew

Primula Burke vs Aquach 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 Primula Burke DeluxeAquach Cold Brew7.76.68.19.28.17.29.29.0
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The Primula Burke and Aquach are two well-built brewers. Both have a uniquely designed lid and stopper. The Primula Burke has a double lid with a twist-to-pour feature that also allows easy brewing. The filter of the Aquach lifts out with a neat handle, and the stopper fits the same with or without the filter inserted. 

However, neither brewer features the best of filters. The Aquach has a fine laser-cut stainless steel filter which, despite its practical design, produces a below-average brew. Likewise, the Primula Burke filter, made of plastic and nylon, is even finer and, as a result, the brew is well below par. 

Despite these shortcomings, we would still recommend the Aquach brewer, especially for its attractive design and usefulness as a hot beverage brewer. The Primula, on the other hand, is a cold brew coffee maker that we do not recommend.

Pros & Cons

  • Detachable filter base
  • Protective plastic jacket
  • Lid design
  • Easy to clean
  • Thick glass
  • Stylish decanter
  • Lid design
  • Decanter handle
  • High-quality filter
  • No plastic parts
  • No measurement markings
  • A little heavy
  • Weak brew strength
  • Poor brew quality

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 7.4 inches
8.5 x 6.3 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Borosilicate glass, silicone
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 inches
5.9 x 2.6 inches
Decanter Weight
1.2 lbs
1.1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.21
$26.57

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
7.2

Bouquet

6.0
7.0

Drinkability

6.0
7.0
A glass of straight coffee standing in front of a brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
A glass filled with coffee in the foreground and a glass cold brew coffee maker carafe behind it.

Sediment

9.0
8.0
A view inside the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing almost no remaining sediment.
A view inside a cold brew coffee maker glass carafe showing sediment after the brew has been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.1
9.2

In the Box

The unboxed Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left with the user guide in front.
The unboxed Aquuach cold brew coffee maker. On the far left is the box, the user manual, and then the assembled brewer.

Decanter

The Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker together with a silicone seal removed from its base.
The Aquach cold brew coffee maker glass carafe with the stopper lid resting besides it.
The Aquach cold brew coffee maker glass carafe with the stopper lid resting besides it.
A short video showing how the Aquach cold brew coffee maker comes apart into components.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
8.5 in (215 mm|)
Base Diameter
4.7
5.5 in (140 mm)
Width
7.4" (18.8 cm)
6.3 in (160 mm)
Weight
19.5 oz (553 g)
borosilicate glass
Material
borosilicate glass & plastic
18.5 oz (526 g)

 Stopper / Lid

10
10
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.
Aquach Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
Diameter
4.9 in (125 mm)
3.1 in (80 mm)
Material
plastic
stainless steel & polyurethane
Additional Features
open/close function, silicone seal
silicone seal

Filter

6.0
8.0
A close up angle view of the filter of the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.
A close up side angle view of a stainless steel brew filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
 6.7 in (170 mm)
5.9 in (150 hmm)
Diameter
2.6 in (65 mm)
Material
polypropylene and nylon mesh
fine stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable base
lifting handle

Build Quality

9.0
10
The disassembled Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing 7 separated parts.
The Aquach cold brew coffee maker disassembled into its 6 components.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
9.0

Brewing

9.0
9.0
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
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

10
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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