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Takeya vs Bodum Side-by-Side Comparison

The Takeya cold brew coffee maker vs Bodum French press. A unique in-door brewer and free-style brewing à-la French press.

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Takeya

Bodum

Takeya vs Bodum Side-by-Side Comparison

Overall Verdict

8.3
Overall Score
9.1
Overall Score
  • Brew Quality (50%)7.8
  • Design (15%)8.9
  • Ease of Use (35%)8.8
  • Brew Quality (50%)9.1
  • Design (15%)9.8
  • Ease of Use (35%)8.7

The Takeya and Bodum both stand out in how their filters work. The Takeya has a unique immersion filter that screws into the lid. During brewing it is even recommended to shake the vessel a few times. Its complete spill-proof design also means you can brew in most refrigerator doors or lie the vessel on its side on a shelf.

Whereas the Takeya, for an immersion filter brewer, has a fixed brew ratio of 1:9 the Bodum is a free-style brewer. For the Bodum, you can easily deploy a 1:4 brew ratio which produces a full strength cold brew concentrate. The French press style plunge filter works effortlessly and effectively. 

The only drawback to the Bodum is that you have to provide your own carafe if you wish to fully decant the brew after deploying the plunge filter. Both brewers are made of plastic. The Takeya is high-grade Tritan plastic made in the USA, and the Bodum is BPA-free made in Portugal.

Pros & Cons

  • Air tight brew decanter
  • Cold or hot (tea) brewing
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Durable & light weight
  • 1 and 2 quart sizes
  • Color choice
  • Light and durable
  • Open/close spout
  • Perfectly airtight
  • Comfortable handle
  • Freestyle brewing
  • Made in Portugal
  • Inadequate packaging
  • Included instructions inadequate
  • Filter cleaning
  • Decanting can be tricky
  • No measuring guides

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
12.2 x 5.9 inches
7.7 x 7.5 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.3” x 4.7” oblong
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Tritan plastic
Plastic, silicone
Filter Type
Nylon, polypropylene immersion
Stainless steel plunge
Filter HxDia
10 x 2.7 inches
7.9 x 6.9 inches
Decanter Weight
0.6 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy?

Price at publication
$28.69
$32.49

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
9.1

Bouquet

8.5
9.0

Brinkability

8.0
8.8
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with a freshly made brew and two cups to the left: one straight coffee, the other with milk.
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing near a brew carafe half-filled with coffee.

Sediment

7.0
10
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with the filter removed and all the brew decanted. Inside is the remaining sediment.
Sediment in the bottom of a jar from which cold brew coffee has been carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.9
9.8

In The Box

The Takeya cold brew coffee maker and how it arrived wrapped in plastic.
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 Tekeya cold brew coffee maker with the user manual inside the decanter, the screw on lid to the right on the countertop.
The Bodum cold brew coffee maker brew vessel as it would appear before brewing is commenced.
Height with Stopper Lid
12.2 in (310 mm)
7.7
Base Diameter
4.3 x 3.7 in oblong (110 x 95 mm)
5.1
Width
5.9 in (150 mm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Weight
12.0 oz (340 g)
16.3 oz (462 g)
Material
BPA-free Tritan plastic
Plastic, silicone

Stopperor Lid

10
9.5
Takeya Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
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
6.3 in with handle (160 mm)
4.4
Material
Tritan plastic
Plastic
Additional Features
silicone gasket
Silicone seal, plunge filter

Filter

8.0
10
The nylon and plastic filter of a typical immersion filter cold brew coffee maker. The upper section is detachable.
The plunge filter of the Bodum cold brew coffee maker with its attached lid lay sideways on a wooden counter.
Length
0.4 in (265 mm)
7.9" (20.1 cm)
Diameter
2.7 in (70 mm)
6.9
Material
nylon & polypropylene
Plastic, stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable extender
Silicone seal

Build Quality

9.0
10
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 7 parts visible.
The disassembled Bodum cold brew coffee maker showing all six parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.8
8.7

Brewing

8.5
9.0
The immersion filter of a cold brew coffee maker with a bowl of coffee grounds to the left resting on a scale.

Decanting

9.5
8.5
A cold brew coffee maker with the filter just removed after 18 hours of brewing and resting in a glass jar to the right.

Cleaningand Storage

8.0
8.5

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