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Goodful vs Coffee Bear Side-by-Side Comparison

Goodful cold brew coffee maker vs Coffee Bear. Two comparatively equal brewers. Both, however, have an equally better nemesis.

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Goodful vs Coffee Bear: Not Much of a Standoff

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The Goodful is a large jug-type 72 oz brewer that brews and stands in a refrigerator door bin. It’s an all-plastic design using an immersion nylon filter. The screw-on handle lid has an inner core that twists to pour or completely unscrews to remove the filter. A key feature is its watertight design allowing it to lay on its side after the filter is decanted.

The 44 oz Coffee Bear is quite similar though smaller and the brew quality is much the same. The Coffee Bear is heavier because the brew jug is made of glass. The airtight lid also twists to pour but you cannot lay it on its side.

The Coffee Bear is more suited to a small refrigerator but its silicone base often needs to come off to fit a smaller door bin. The Coffee Gator, almost identical to the Coffee Bear, is a much better value proposition. Likewise, the Tekeya, compared to the Goodful, is a much better choice both for design quality and brew strength.

Pros & Cons

  • Durable
  • Removable filter base
  • Turn-to-pour lid
  • Glass decanter
  • Lid design
  • Twist to pour
  • Not a good fit for small refrigerators
  • Clunky lid
  • Silicone base not top quality
  • Handle not so comfortable
  • Appears to be a generic copy

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.8 x 7 inches
10 x 6.7 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.5” x 3.9” oblong
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Brewer Materials
Plastic
Borosilicate glass, plastic
Filter Type
Plastic, gauze-mesh immersion
Plastic, nylon immersion
Filter HxDia
8.1 x 2.6 inches
7.5” x 2.5 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
1.9 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$18.11
$25.64

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.5
7.2

Bouquet

7.0
7.0

Drinkability

7.5
7.0
A glass of coffee resting on the product leaflet with the Goodful cold brew coffee maker behind.
A glass of freshly-poured coffee standing before the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker.

Sediment

7.5
8.0
A view inside of a plastic cold brew coffee maker showing remaining sediment after all coffee is carefully decanted.
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe with remaining sediment after the brew has been carefully decanted off.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.7
8.8

In the Box

The Goodful cold brew coffee maker wrapped in bubble plastic after unboxing.
The unboxed Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker. The box is to the left, the brewer to the right, and the user-guide in front.

Decanter

The plastic carafe of the Goodful cold brew coffee maker with the user guide insert standing to the right.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker brew decanter with no filter inserted.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.8 in (300 mm)
10
Base Diameter
4.5 x 3.9 inch oblong (115 x 100 mm)
3.9
Width
7 in (180 mm)
6.7" (17.0 cm)
Weight
14.1 oz (400 g)
30.0 oz (850 g)
Material
plastic
borosilicate glass, silicone

Stopper / Lid

8.5
10
A close up of a screw-on handle frame and a screwable lid for a cold brew coffee maker.
The screw-on lid frame of the Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled.
Diameter
6.3 in (180 mm)
 4.3 in (110 mm)
Material
Plastic
BPA-free plastic
Additional Features
2 silicone gaskets, detachable grip
2 white silicone gaskets

Filter

9.0
8.0
A close up side of a plastic and nylon filter used in a common cold brew coffee maker.
A side view close up of a plastic and nylon filter for a cold brew coffee maker.
Length
8.1 in (230 mm)
 7.5 in (190 mm)
Diameter
2.6 in (75 mm)
2.5 in (65 mm)
Material
Plastic & stainless steel mesh
Black plastic, nylon mesh
Additional Features
Flip-up plastic handle, detachable base
Detachable base

Build Quality

8.5
8.5
The disassembled Goodful Cold Brew coffee maker showing 6 parts in total.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker disassembled into 8 esprit parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.8
8.7

Brewing

9.0
8.5
The Goodful cold brew coffee maker to the left and its filter filler with coffee ground on a scale to the right.
The Coffee Bear cold brew coffee maker with some water poured in during the brewing set up.

Decanting

8.5
9.0

Cleaning and Storage

9.0
8.5