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Primula Burke vs Bodum Side-by-Side Comparison

Primula Burke cold brew coffee maker vs Bodum French press. Two brewers that look very similar, but produce very different results.

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Primula Burke Deluxe

Bodum

Primula Burke vs Bodum: Two Peas From a Different Pod

Overall Verdict

The Primula Burke and Bodum are similar in their shape, size, and colored jacket design. The Burke is a glass jug-type carafe with a plastic and nylon filter, while the Bodum has an all-plastic body with a metal and stainless steel plunge filter. 

The Bodum is a freestyle brewer meaning you can adjust the brew ratio and brew volume as desired. After brewing, you replace the simple brew lid with a plunge-filter lid.

Both brewers produce a finely-filtered brew. The Bodum produces a full-strength cold brew concentrate, whereas the Burke is not a brewer we recommend due to its weak and insubstantial brew.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UsePrimula Burke DeluxeBodum7.76.68.19.29.19.19.88.7
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Pros & Cons

  • Detachable filter base
  • Protective plastic jacket
  • Lid design
  • Easy to clean
  • Thick glass
  • Light and durable
  • Open/close spout
  • Perfectly airtight
  • Comfortable handle
  • Freestyle brewing
  • Made in Portugal
  • No measurement markings
  • A little heavy
  • Weak brew strength
  • Decanting can be tricky
  • No measuring guides

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 7.4 inches
7.7 x 7.5 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Plastic, silicone
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Stainless steel plunge
Filter HxDia
6.7 inches
7.9 x 6.9 inches
Decanter Weight
1.2 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.21
$32.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
9.1

Bouquet

6.0
9.0

Drinkability

6.0
8.8
A glass of straight coffee standing in front of a brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing near a brew carafe half-filled with coffee.

Sediment

9.0
10
A view inside the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing almost no remaining sediment.
Sediment in the bottom of a jar from which cold brew coffee has been carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.1
9.8

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 Bodum cold brew coffee maker. To the right of the box  is the brew carafe, plunge filter lid, and then a spoon.

Decanter

The Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker together with a silicone seal removed from its base.
The Bodum cold brew coffee maker brew vessel as it would appear before brewing is commenced.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
7.7
Base Diameter
4.7
5.1
Width
7.4" (18.8 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Weight
19.5 oz (553 g)
16.3 oz (462 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & plastic
Plastic, silicone

 Stopper / Lid

10
9.5
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.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its plunge filter lid in place.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its plunge filter lid in place.
An empty Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its brew lid half resting in place.
Diameter
4.9 in (125 mm)
4.4
Material
plastic
Plastic
Additional Features
open/close function, silicone seal
Silicone seal, plunge filter

Filter

6.0
10
A close up angle view of the filter of the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.
The plunge filter of the Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its attached lid lay sideways on a wooden counter.
Length
 6.7 in (170 mm)
7.9" (20.1 cm)
Diameter
6.9
Material
polypropylene and nylon mesh
Plastic, stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable base
Silicone seal

Build Quality

9.0
10
The disassembled Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing 7 separated parts.
The disassembled Bodum cold brew coffee maker showing all six parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
8.7

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
8.5
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
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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