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Primula Burke vs Goodful Side-by-Side Comparison

Primula Burke cold brew coffee maker vs Goodful. The Primula looks great on paper but fails on fundamentals. Read more to find out why.

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Primula Burke Deluxe

Goodful

Primula Burke vs Goodful: The Importance of Design Logic

Overall Verdict

The Primula Burke gives the appearance of a much better brewer than the Goodful. It’s a robust glass carafe that holds a good 51 oz of liquid. The carafe is sealed to a plastic jacket that comes in different colors, and the twist-to-pour double lid makes brewing effortless. 

The Goodful, a tall brewer that stands in the door bin of a refrigerator, is not made of the best materials and the lid, although very functional, is somewhat clunky. 

Despite its quality flaws, the Goodful is the better brewer because the Primula fails on basic brew fundamentals, namely its filter is too fine. As a result, there’s little crossflow and the brew was one of the weakest we’ve tasted in our testing.

Ranking by
OverallScore Brew Quality50% Design15% Ease of Use35% ScoreOverall 50%Brew Quality 15%Design 35%Ease of UsePrimula Burke DeluxeGoodful7.76.68.19.28.17.58.78.8
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Pros & Cons

  • Detachable filter base
  • Protective plastic jacket
  • Lid design
  • Easy to clean
  • Thick glass
  • Durable
  • Removable filter base
  • Turn-to-pour lid
  • No measurement markings
  • A little heavy
  • Weak brew strength
  • Not a good fit for small refrigerators
  • Clunky lid

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 7.4 inches
11.8 x 7 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
4.5” x 3.9” oblong
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Plastic
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Plastic, gauze-mesh immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 inches
8.1 x 2.6 inches
Decanter Weight
1.2 lbs
0.9 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$17.21
$18.11

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.6
7.5

Bouquet

6.0
7.0

Drinkability

6.0
7.5
A glass of straight coffee standing in front of a brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
A glass of coffee resting on the product leaflet with the Goodful cold brew coffee maker behind.

Sediment

9.0
7.5
A view inside the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing almost no remaining sediment.
A view inside of a plastic cold brew coffee maker showing remaining sediment after all coffee is carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.1
8.7

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 Goodful cold brew coffee maker wrapped in bubble plastic after unboxing.

Decanter

The Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker together with a silicone seal removed from its base.
The plastic carafe of the Goodful cold brew coffee maker with the user guide insert standing to the right.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
11.8 in (300 mm)
Base Diameter
4.7
4.5 x 3.9 inch oblong (115 x 100 mm)
Width
7.4" (18.8 cm)
7 in (180 mm)
Weight
19.5 oz (553 g)
14.1 oz (400 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & plastic
plastic

 Stopper / Lid

10
8.5
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.
A close up of a screw-on handle frame and a screwable lid for a cold brew coffee maker.
Diameter
4.9 in (125 mm)
6.3 in (180 mm)
Material
plastic
Plastic
Additional Features
open/close function, silicone seal
2 silicone gaskets, detachable grip

Filter

6.0
9.0
A close up angle view of the filter of the Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker.
A close up side of a plastic and nylon filter used in a common cold brew coffee maker.
Length
 6.7 in (170 mm)
8.1 in (230 mm)
Diameter
2.6 in (75 mm)
Material
polypropylene and nylon mesh
Plastic & stainless steel mesh
Additional Features
detachable base
Flip-up plastic handle, detachable base

Build Quality

9.0
8.5
The disassembled Primula Burke Deluxe cold brew coffee maker showing 7 separated parts.
The disassembled Goodful Cold Brew coffee maker showing 6 parts in total.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.2
8.8

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.
The Goodful cold brew coffee maker to the left and its filter filler with coffee ground on a scale to the right.

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
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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