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Primula Burke vs County Line Kitchen Side-by-Side Comparison

Primula Burke vs County Line Kitchen cold brew coffee maker. A brewer that fails on fundamentals and one that gets it right.

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Primula Burke Deluxe

County Line Kitchen

Primula Burke vs County Line Kitchen: Failure meets Success

Overall Verdict

The Primula Burke, despite its thoughtful design, fails as a cold brew coffee maker because of its oversight in the filter design. The fine polyester-type mesh of the filter lacks sufficient cross flow for a decent brew to develop. 

It has a glass body with a plastic jacket and the lid is well-designed. The lid simply twists to pour or you can remove the inner core to insert the filter or stir the contents. The County Line Kitchen excels with its screw-on plastic lid with a flip cap for pouring. You can also choose a lid with a handle or one without. 

That said, the County Line Kitchen produces an excellent-quality brew. The stainless steel mesh filter means you can also use it for hot beverage brewing. It also fits neatly into most refrigerator door bins whereas the Primula would require a gallon door bin.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UseCounty Line KitchenPrimula Burke Deluxe8.67.89.69.27.76.68.19.2
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Pros & Cons

  • Detachable filter base
  • Protective plastic jacket
  • Lid design
  • Easy to clean
  • Thick glass
  • Versatile product
  • Minimal packaging
  • Packed and shipped in the US
  • Robust and durable
  • Airtight silicone gasket
  • No measurement markings
  • A little heavy
  • Weak brew strength
  • Brew strength average
  • Filter not so effective

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 7.4 inches
7.7 x 6.3 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Glass, silicone, plastic
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 inches
5.5 x 3.2 inches
Decanter Weight
1.2 lbs
1.1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.21
$24.82

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
7.8

Bouquet

6.0
7.5

Drinkability

6.0
8.0
A glass of straight coffee standing in front of a brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
A batch of freshly brewed coffee in the County Line cold brew coffee maker and a glass of coffee to the right.

Sediment

9.0
7.0
A view inside the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing almost no remaining sediment.
The inside of a cold brew coffee brew carafe showing leftover sediment after all the coffee is carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.1
9.6

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 unboxed contents of the County Line cold brew coffee maker. Right of the box is the user manual, and then the brewer.

Decanter

The Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker together with a silicone seal removed from its base.
The fully assembled County Line mason jar cold brew coffee maker standing on a wooden countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
7.7
Base Diameter
4.7
3.5
Width
7.4" (18.8 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Weight
19.5 oz (553 g)
17.0 oz (482 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & plastic
glass

 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.
County Line Kitchen Stopper / Lid video
The screw on lid with a handle and a flip cap for the County Line cold brew coffee maker.
The screw on lid of a cold brew coffee maker with its flip cap resting in the foreground
Diameter
4.9 in (125 mm)
6 in incl.handle (150 mm)
Material
plastic
polypropylene plastic
Additional Features
open/close function, silicone seal
silicone gasket

Filter

6.0
9.0
A close up angle view of the filter of the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.
The stainless steel filter of a cold brew coffee maker and a silicone seal to the right resting on a wood countertop.
Length
 6.7 in (170 mm)
5.5 in (140 mm)
Diameter
3.2 in (82 mm)
Material
polypropylene and nylon mesh
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 County Line cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 6 different parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
9.2

Brewing

9.0
10
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.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker ready to brew after grounds and coffee have been added.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker ready to brew after grounds and coffee have been added.
A bag of coffee grounds, a stainless steel filter on a scale, a mason jar, and a lid all ready for making cold brew coffee.

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.
A short video showing how to decant the filter of a cold brew coffee maker after 18 hours of brewing.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker with the lid removed to one side after brewing has been completed.

Cleaning and Storage

10
8.5

Behind the Comparison

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