Grabbing a coffee, fancy or not, from your local barista is expensive. Save some cash and make coffee the way you like it with your own cold brew coffee maker. These are our favorite models this year.
The granddaddy of all
kitchen Aid Cold Brew
Brew some java for yourself and a few friends with KitchenAid's cold brew machine. You'll get 14 servings of coffee from this model. The streamlined design looks sharp enough to sit on your countertop 24/7, yet it's compact enough to live in your refrigerator. A stainless steel tap dispenses fresh cold brew coffee. The internal steeper is labeled and tells you exactly what to add to get a perfect cup of joe.
A compact kit
Coffee Gator Brewing Kit
Add grounds to soak in the built-in filter, pop the carafe in the refrigerator, and sit back and watch the magic happen. Yes, it's really that simple when you employ the help of the Coffee Gator Brewing Kit. In addition to getting a thick glass carafe, this package deal also includes a measuring spoon, mesh filter, and a funnel. The tall pitcher is just the right size to store on the top shelf of the fridge, and this model produces an excellent brew!
Simple and delicious
County Line Kitchen Cold Brew Coffee Maker
If your grandmother enjoyed taking her caffeine cold, this is likely the type of setup she used. County Line Kitchen's offering comes with a 2-quart Ball mason jar with a flip lid and a stainless steel filter. It's simple but beautiful. Ground beans go in the filter, you seal up the jar, and let it turn into a satisfying elixir overnight. Brew, pour, and store your coffee in the same container. No mess, no fuss, just delicious coffee.
Toddy Cold Brew System
You'll save bundles of cash when you invest in the Toddy Cold Brew System because it does just about everything, giving you no excuse to stop at the coffeehouse before work. Brew hot coffee, cold coffee, and even tea with the Toddy. This brewing system includes a glass decanter, two reusable filters, a rubber stopper, a recipe book, and the best set of instructions we've seen.
The wallet-friendly Primula Pace holds 51-ounces of water in a borosilicate glass decanter, and it fits inside your refrigerator door, so it doesn't take up needed space. A silicone base prevents slips and also holds the Pace in place on countertops. Everything with the Pace is dishwasher safe. If you're looking to save a few bucks but still get your coffee fix, the Pace is worth every penny.
Make a lot of coffee
The Ovalware RJ3 is perhaps the coolest-looking cold brew system we tested, and it also makes a mean drink. The glass decanter holds one liter of water and has an airtight seal at the top that locks in freshness for up to two weeks. The filter and cap are stainless steel and rustproof. And did we mention that you can put everything in the dishwasher for easy cleaning?
If you want our recommendation
Whether you like to keep a lot of coffee on hand or need to whip some up for guests, the KitchenAid Cold Brew is a great buy that earns its place on your counter with every use. It's simple to operate, easy to clean, and it takes the guesswork out of brewing perfect coffee.
If you want a simple system that doesn't take up much room and is old school cool, we recommend the cold brew system from County Line Kitchen. You'll get everything you need to make a great cold brew, including a 2-quart Ball jar, stainless steel filter, and flip cap lid.
For penny pinchers and those without much room to spare, my favorite cold brew system is the Primula Pace. It's easy to use, has tight seals to hold flavor in, fits perfectly inside fridge doors, and the entire setup is dishwasher safe.
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