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Bean Envy vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker and Toddy System. Different brew styles and outcomes, but two top-quality products well recommended.

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Bean Envy vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

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The Bean Envy and Toddy System are both products from manufacturers which make every effort to go the extra mile. The Bean Envy is a typical kind of glass carafe brewer with an immersion filter. Its silicone base, however, is one of the best we’ve seen and it comes with two lids. One lid is for brewing, and the additional silicone pop-up lid is used for pouring. It’s a great fit except that it doesn’t pour so smoothly, which is only a minor fault.

Although the Bean Envy does not make a cold brew concentrate like the Toddy, the Bean Envy can be used for hot brewing. The Toddy is versatile in that you can use it to brew cold tea with the paper filter bags that are included. With the Toddy, however, you have to commit to future purchases of the felt filter or new brew bags depending on which you use.

Both products, however, come highly recommended, especially for their product care and development. Additionally, the Toddy comes in an eco-friendly package and the brew vessel is BPA-free and made from recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Pros & Cons

  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Minimal parts
  • No over-packaging
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Ergonomic components
  • Attractive carafe
  • Included paper filter bags
  • Cold or hot brewing
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid
  • Felt filter tends to clog
  • No brew vessel markings

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
7.9 x 5.9 inches
8.7 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.7" (11.9 cm)
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
HDPE plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Base plug filter
Filter HxDia
6.9 x 2.7 inches
0.2 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
1 lbs
1.4 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$31.53
$39.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
10

Bouquet

8.0
10

Drinkability

8.0
10
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing in front of a carafe with a freshly brewed batch of coffee
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
A glass with an inch of cold brew coffee concentrate being held up to the light. Begins is the glass carafe filled with coffee.
The Toddy System carafe filled with fresh cold-brewed coffee. The carafe is pictured next to the carafe stopper and a glass.

Sediment

7.5
10
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe showing leftover sediment.
A close up of sediment left behind in a glass carafe after all the cold-brewed coffee has carefully been decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.3
9.4

In the Box

An unboxed bean envy cold brew coffee maker with the box to left, a user manual, and an additional lid stopper.
The unboxed contents of the Toddy Cold Brew System. Pictured is the brew vessel, glass carafe, and filtration system.

Decanter

The glass brew carafe of Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop with an additional stopper to the side.
The glass carafe of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter with the carafe lid to one side.
Height with Stopper Lid
7.9
8.7
Base Diameter
4.7
5.1
Width
5.9" (15.0 cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Weight
16.5 oz (468 g)
1.4 oz (40 g)
Material
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

9.5
10
Two stopper lids of a cold brew coffee maker, one silicone and the other stainless steel, on a wooden countertop.
Two stopper lids of a cold brew coffee maker, one silicone and the other stainless steel, on a wooden countertop.
A short video showing cold-brewed coffee being poured from the Bean Envy glass carafe.
Diameter
3.3 & 2.7 in (85 & 70 mm)
3.5 in (90 mm)
Material
Stainless steel, silicone
low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
Additional Features
Silicone seal
N/A

Filter

9.0
9.0
Bean Envy Filter
Toddy System Filter
Length
6.9 in (175 mm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Diameter
2.7 in (70 mm)
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
Lasered stainless steel
felt filter x 2
Additional Features
Silicone seal
3 paper brew bags

Build Quality

9.5
9.5
The fully disassembled Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker showing seven parts.
From left to right: The brew vessel, glass carafe, and silicone stopper of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.1
8.0

Brewing

9.5
8.0
The stainless steel filter on a scale filled with coffee grounds standing next to a glass brew carafe.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
A top down view of the inside of the Toddy Cold Brew System plastic brew vessel with the felt filter inserted.
The Toddy Cold System brew vessel filled with coffee grounds and water pictured next to its packaging box.

Decanting

9.0
7.5

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
9.0
A top down view of how the Toddy Cold Brew System neatly packages away for convenient storage.