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Primula Burke vs Cafe Du Chateau Side-by-Side Comparison

Primula Burke cold brew coffee maker vs Cafe Du Chateau. Two cold brew coffee makers we do not recommend, but for different reasons.

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Primula Burke Deluxe

Cafe Du Chateau

Primula Burke vs Cafe Du Chateau 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 DeluxeCafe Du Chateau7.76.68.19.27.77.37.68.3
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We recommend neither the Primula Burke nor the Cafe Du Chateau as cold brew coffee makers. Both fell short of our testing criteria for different reasons – the Primula because of its flawed filter design, and Cafe Du Chateau for its poor design quality. 

Overall, though the Primula Burke is well-designed, its plastic and nylon filter is too fine for a decent brew to develop, and the materials used also mean it is not a great choice to double up for hot brewing. Therefore, the device has limited practical use. 

The Cafe Du Chateau, on the other hand, is an attempt at a repurposed French press design. It fails because the glass carafe is heavy and bulky, poorly weighted for a steady pour, and the stopper is either too tight or too loose. Its brew quality is average, but the device itself is not a pleasure to work with.

Pros & Cons

  • Detachable filter base
  • Protective plastic jacket
  • Lid design
  • Easy to clean
  • Thick glass
  • No plastics used
  • Airtight brewing
  • Well-machined filter
  • No measurement markings
  • A little heavy
  • Weak brew strength
  • Weighty and unbalanced
  • Lid stopper tough to remove
  • Loose decanter lid
  • Cumbersome silicone seals 

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 7.4 inches
9 x 6.5 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Glass, stainless steel, silicone
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 inches
6.7 x 4 inches
Decanter Weight
1.2 lbs
1.8 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.21
$27.11

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
7.3

Bouquet

6.0
6.0

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 of freshly-poured coffee standing in front of a cold brew coffee carafe.

Sediment

9.0
9.0
A view inside the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing almost no remaining sediment.
The inside of a glass jar showing sediment left behind after a typical cold brew coffee maker brew.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.1
7.6

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 fully-assembled Chateau du Cafe cold brew coffee maker standing to the right of its box.

Decanter

The Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker together with a silicone seal removed from its base.
 A glass and stainless steel cold brew coffee maker standing on a countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
9
Base Diameter
4.7
5
Width
7.4" (18.8 cm)
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Weight
19.5 oz (553 g)
29.5 oz (836 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & plastic
borosilicate glass & stainless steel

 Stopper / Lid

10
7.0
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.
Close up of a stainless steel stopper with a silicone seal from a cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
4.9 in (125 mm)
3.9 in (100 mm)
Material
plastic
stainless steel
Additional Features
open/close function, silicone seal
silicone seal

Filter

6.0
8.5
A close up angle view of the filter of the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.
A close up of a stainless steel immersion filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
 6.7 in (170 mm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Diameter
4
Material
polypropylene and nylon mesh
laser-cut 304 stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable base
silicone seal

Build Quality

9.0
7.0
The disassembled Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing 7 separated parts.
The Cafe du Chateau cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 5 parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
8.3

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.
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing video
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing

Decanting

9.0
8.0
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.
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting video

Cleaning and Storage

10
7.0
Cafe Du Chateau Cleaning and Storage video 1
Cafe Du Chateau Cleaning and Storage video

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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