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Cafe Du Chateau vs County Line Kitchen Side-by-Side Comparison

Cafe Du Chateau cold brew coffee maker vs County Line Kitchen. A brewer with pretentious claims vs one that just brews good coffee.

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Cafe Du Chateau vs County Line Kitchen Side-by-Side Comparison

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Both the Cafe Du Chateau and County Line Kitchen are cold brew coffee makers made from glass with stainless steel filters. That aside, they are very different in design quality and practical usage. 

The Cafe Du Chateau is an attempt to emulate a French press design. It fails in that the device is too heavy, badly weighted for easy pouring, and the stopper is either too loose or too tight. The brew quality, at least, is average. 

The County Line Kitchen, on the other hand, is a fairly lightweight and eminently practical mason jar design. The stainless steel mesh-like filter has a brew ratio of 1:9 and produces a comparatively good brew. The brewer comes with a BPA-free plastic screw-on lid, with or without a handle. To pour, you simply flip up the cap, and most conveniently, the water-tight brewer can also store on their side after decanting.

Pros & Cons

  • No plastics used
  • Airtight brewing
  • Well-machined filter
  • Versatile product
  • Minimal packaging
  • Packed and shipped in the US
  • Robust and durable
  • Airtight silicone gasket
  • Weighty and unbalanced
  • Lid stopper tough to remove
  • Loose decanter lid
  • Cumbersome silicone seals 
  • Brew strength average
  • Filter not so effective

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
9 x 6.5 inches
7.7 x 6.3 inches
Brewer Diameter
5.0" (12.7 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, stainless steel, silicone
Glass, silicone, plastic
Filter Type
Stainless steel immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
6.7 x 4 inches
5.5 x 3.2 inches
Decanter Weight
1.8 lbs
1.1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$27.11
$24.82

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.3
7.8

Bouquet

6.0
7.5

Drinkability

7.0
8.0
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing in front of a cold brew coffee carafe.
A batch of freshly brewed coffee in the County Line cold brew coffee maker and a glass of coffee to the right.

Sediment

9.0
7.0
The inside of a glass jar showing sediment left behind after a typical cold brew coffee maker brew.
The inside of a cold brew coffee brew carafe showing leftover sediment after all the coffee is carefully decanted.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
9.6

In the Box

The fully-assembled Chateau du Cafe cold brew coffee maker standing to the right of its box.
The unboxed contents of the County Line cold brew coffee maker. Right of the box is the user manual, and then the brewer.

Decanter

 A glass and stainless steel cold brew coffee maker standing on a countertop.
The fully assembled County Line mason jar cold brew coffee maker standing on a wooden countertop.
Height with Stopper Lid
9
7.7
Base Diameter
5
3.5
Width
6.5" (16.5 cm)
6.3" (16.0 cm)
Weight
29.5 oz (836 g)
17.0 oz (482 g)
Material
borosilicate glass & stainless steel
glass

Stopper / Lid

7.0
10
Close up of a stainless steel stopper with a silicone seal from a cold brew coffee maker.
County Line Kitchen Stopper / Lid video
The screw on lid with a handle and a flip cap for the County Line cold brew coffee maker.
The screw on lid of a cold brew coffee maker with its flip cap resting in the foreground
Diameter
3.9 in (100 mm)
6 in incl.handle (150 mm)
Material
stainless steel
polypropylene plastic
Additional Features
silicone seal
silicone gasket

Filter

8.5
9.0
A close up of a stainless steel immersion filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
The stainless steel filter of a cold brew coffee maker and a silicone seal to the right resting on a wood countertop.
Length
6.7" (17.0 cm)
5.5 in (140 mm)
Diameter
4
3.2 in (82 mm)
Material
laser-cut 304 stainless steel
stainless steel
Additional Features
silicone seal
silicone seal

Build Quality

7.0
10
The Cafe du Chateau cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 5 parts.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 6 different parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.3
9.2

Brewing

9.0
10
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing video
Cafe Du Chateau Brewing
The County Line cold brew coffee maker ready to brew after grounds and coffee have been added.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker ready to brew after grounds and coffee have been added.
A bag of coffee grounds, a stainless steel filter on a scale, a mason jar, and a lid all ready for making cold brew coffee.

Decanting

8.0
8.5
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting
Cafe Du Chateau Decanting video
A short video showing how to decant the filter of a cold brew coffee maker after 18 hours of brewing.
The County Line cold brew coffee maker with the lid removed to one side after brewing has been completed.

Cleaning and Storage

7.0
8.5
Cafe Du Chateau Cleaning and Storage video 1
Cafe Du Chateau Cleaning and Storage video