Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Cold Brew Coffee Maker with Flip Cap Lid by County Line Kitchen - 1 Quart - Make Amazing Cold Brew Coffee and Tea with This Durable Mason Jar and Stainless Steel Filter and Flip Cap Lid
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Overall great product. For the submersive filter cold Brewers this is probably the best option besides the $100 kitchen aid for 1/4 the price. Filter is easy to fill, pouring coffee through grounds is easy and after 24 hours you just remove the filter and pour from the jug.
Only thing I noticed was brew strength. The kitchen aid has a larger grounds to water ratio so it makes more of a concentrate. I wouldn't call this a "concentrate" just strong cold brew; I don't drink it watered down it tastes great with a splash of cream. One brew lasts a few mornings so I can't complain. Maybe if they made the filter a little larger and could fit more grounds it would take a true concentrate (which is ideal for making a batch of cold brew last longer).
After a lot of research and use I still think this is the best of this style brewer or the price. The kitchen. Aid is much nicer, but not 75$ nicer; this could be great with a larger basket.
I bought this to have a larger cold brew maker. My current one produces about 40 oz and I go through that quickly.
This product works wonderfully. Just as easy to clean as my other one and has less parts. I use it the normal way, grounds in the funnel.
My one issue, and why I gave it 4 stars, is that it doesn't make 64oz of cold brew like implied. It will only make about 54-58 oz depending on how much grounds you put in. It might sound petty, but I got it for the volume.
For the grounds to water ratio, I use 1 cup (8oz) of grounds to 40 oz of water. I just take that calculation and adjust it to the amount of water I am using.
Overall I liked this cold brew solution but didn't LOVE it. It's super easy to use and clean. Part of the problem for me isn't the fault of the brew system. I like to brew a work week's worth of cold brew once a week. I was making 2 batches a week with this brew system with my current coffee habit. I also found the last cup or so a bit gritty and almost not drinkable because of the sediment. PROS Easy to clean Class container Re-usable filter Cons Not enough volume for my coffee habit metal filter leaves sediment in the brew
Nice sturdy jar with lid and ground filter. Just two criticism/suggestions for improvement: 1) I wish there was a screen on the lid itself that would allow you to pour out the coffee without taking out the strainer first. As designed, you either have to remove the strainer before pouring or put the grounds inside the jar itself (which makes cleaning harder) and use keep the strainer on to keep the grounds from coming out with the coffee. 2) Using the filter with grounds as intended also causes the coffee grounds to float up to the top so the top portion of your grounds would never be submerged in water and be wasted.
Adding a screen to the lid would solve both these problems. Still a nice product but there’s room for improvement.
I used to have the Toddy cold brew system, but when I moved across the country I decided to leave it behind and I buy a new one. The Toddy makes a lot of coffee and I had trouble drinking it all by myself before it got old and started to taste funky. So, I decided to look for another cold brew maker with smaller capacity. Most of the ones I found on Amazon seemed like they had very thin glass carafes (and let's be real, that would have lasted about 24 hours in my hands), so I decided to go for the 2 qt mason jar cold brew maker because it had thicker glass.
Pros: -To put coffee inside the filter, you can't make concentrated coffee like with the Toddy because the beans will not be completely submerged in the water. Fortunately, the instructions have 2 methods of cold-brewing: put the coffee inside the filter, or put the coffee and water together outside the filter, and just use the filter when you pour it. This is the method that I prefer because I can make my coffee concentrate this way. -Extremely thick glass, I think I would need to take a hammer to it to break it -nice leak-proof lid -nice leak-proof filter (there is a rubber ring around the top of it to prevent mixture of substances inside and outside the filter)
Cons -Coffee tasted too dilute when I put the grounds inside the filter and brewed overnight that way
Overall, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes cold brew coffee.
I cannot stress this enough. Do NOT buy the one without a handle. It is worth the couple dollars more to get the handle. I purchased this one 6/30/20, and in regards to cold brew, I love it. Great taste. Very simple and easy to make. The lid, however, is IMPOSSIBLE to get off. Every time I go to clean it, I struggle to get it off. Not just new pickle jar struggle, like I’m sitting on the floor holding it between my legs trying to get it open. I wish the company didn’t even sell this top for it. On the bright side, we did buy the identical one with the handle and we love that, no complaints. Overall, I would definitely recommend this jar for cold brew, just make sure you don’t get this lid-it will ruin your life. 🤣
Easy to pour spout. The concentrate doesn't seem to be as bold as what comes from my toddy maker. My toddy maker says to use a 1:3 concentrate to water ratio. I use 1:2 with this concentrate. After getting wet, the filter has a metallic smell to it that makes me wonder if I should be brewing with this method. On the other hand my toddy maker sits in a plastic container while it brews, so there are trade-offs. The filter isn't hard to empty when done. I like that it uses an easy to replace mason jar.
I bought this after visiting my friend in FL. He had 3 of these loaded in his fridge and I knew I had to try it out. I had been buying chameleon concentrate cold brew which is $10ish dollars a bottle. It adds up in price over time so I thought I'd try making my own and saving money. We use a Mr. Coffee grinder to grind our beans in a very coarse grind so they don't leak through the mesh. We let the brew sit at least 24 hours in the fridge before drinking and usually have 2/3 bottle rotating so we can always have some in the fridge cold and be able to wash the other jars as needed. It saves money and is a great tasting if you buy the correct quality beans. I recommend it. Enjoy!
This is a nice coffee brewer. It’s small to fit in the refrigerator and everything is well made (ie: the sturdy filter). The only issue I have is that I get a bit more sediment in my container. A previous system I used had a coffee basket made of some cloth like material. Worked better but ultimately clogged up an became unusable. So the metal mesh strainer is probably the better alternative!