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Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker Review

Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker Review

by Andrea

You’re looking for an affordable cold brew coffee maker and want to know a little bit more about whether or not the The Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker is the right choice for you. Well, I’m glad you landed on this page because I’ll be explaining why the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker is CBCP’s top pick in its class.

Before proceeding let me know explain how my rating system works. My rating system focuses on 3 Basic Components:

 Majority Rule: Since I’m a fan of democracy I base a large part of my decision on the majority rules concept.  Generally speaking, the majority rule selects alternatives which have a majority of the votes. However, in this case the rule is not binary in that I will select one of two options. Instead, I’ll use Amazon reviews to gauge the number of purchases within this category up to 4 options. 
 Afterwhich I will apply comparative logic explained in the following step. Comparative Logic The cost of the product:  4 being the lowest and most affordable 1 being the highest and most Ease of use: Steps required to produce the cold brew coffee including assembly and prep.  2 containing the least amount of steps and 1 containing the most in the specific group 
 Functionality: The rating scale will assume that the product works as specified however if reviews notes a more than 1 malfunction or failure to replace or refund the product (for every 500 reviews) a negative mark will be applied to the score.  
Scoring for each of these product reviews will range from 1 – 10 10 being the highest and ideal rating and 1 the lowest

Takeya’s Cold Brew Coffee Philosophy Rating: 8

See the breakdown below

Majority Rule:

Cost: 3

Ease of Use: 2

The products rated alongside the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker include the following

Other Cold Brew Coffee Systems Rated Alongside Takeya

Hario MizudashiOvalware AirthightOXO Good Grips
Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Iced Coffee
Ovalware Airtight Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Coffee Panda Cold Brew Coffee Maker  

How does the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker Rate Amongst the Majority of Consumers?  3

At the time of writing this review the majority of consumers who reviewed this product rated the product above 4 stars in accordance to Amazon’s rating scale. More than 80% of consumers rated the product above 83% and the total number of reviews equates to 1,274 with over 1,000 positive reviews of this cold brew coffee maker system.

Based on the number of reviews the Takeya rates as a “3” on Cold Brew Philosophy’s rating system. It has the second largest number of reviewers within the evaluated product range. As I went through the reviews several positive and negative reviews stood out.

The Pros of the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

  1. Easy to Store ( Easy to Transport to Work, Carry in a bag, or Store in the Refrigerator)
  2. The product cleans up easily
  3. The product is very simple to use
    1. Products with this class should be relatively easy to use since the expectation is a essentially a pitcher for cold brew coffee and a filtering mechanism.

The Cons of the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

  1. Several owners state that the product yields a significant amount of coffee ground sediment.

There’s an argument behind this flaw since the experience may vary depending on the type of grind. In my experience whenever using “reusable” filter based system you will see a little bit of sediment at the bottom of your container only because coffee grounds will likely escape one way or another.

How well is the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee System Priced? 3

The Takeya Cold Brew Coffee system is relatively inexpensive. In comparison to the other products in this range it was the second most affordable cold brew coffee maker that is rated positively amongst more than 1,000 users.

In comparison the Hario cold brew coffee system the major differences include that the Takeya iced coffee maker uses a plastic pitcher and also states the product has an air tight seal. I imagine the airtight seal is a major advantage for customers who intend to carry this system with them to work or outside the home. Many cold brewists 🙂 also usually mention that an airtight storage container when brewing cold brew overnight.

How Easy is it to use the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker? 2

If you’re an audio-visual learner  the presenter above showcases the ease of use associated with the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker. As I mentioned earlier in this review using this system and systems of this kind should be relatively simple since it’s essentially a pitcher and filter. Users who reviewed this product did not indicate any difficulties associated with using this product aside from coffee ground sendiment escaping the filter. This product is BPA free, dish washer safe, has a sufficient silicone seal to add in keeping the system air tight. However, some users did indicate that if you are heavy coffee drinker and you expect to drink more than a few cups of coffee a day you might do well to purchase more than one since the product can allows for up to 2 weeks of coffee storage.

Personal Opinion about the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

I’ve never really been a real fan of the infuser type cold brew coffee makers. The reason being is you’ll always encounter a situation where coffee escapes from the infuser basket or filter. However, Takeya and Hario cold brew coffee makers are both reasonable options that will suit coffee buyers. If you’re just venturing into the cold brew coffee making field this product will definitely help you save money since you probably won’t find a suitable reason to purchase your Standard startbucks version.

However, keep in mind that if you do not prep at least a day in advance you’ll likely end up in the coffee line the next morning. More importantly, if you plan on using this cold brew coffee maker to brew concentrated cold brew you should not purchase this system. The ratio required to create a concentrate is not optimal in this maker since it’s rather compact.

The bottom line here is if you’d like to upgrade from DIY containers and manually filtering methods this is a good option. However, if you’re looking for a more robust machine that will create larger quantities you’ll probably enjoy the Toddy or OXO cold brew coffee makers.

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