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Hario Mizudashi vs Bean Envy Side-by-Side Comparison

Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker vs Bean Envy. Read why the Hario isn’t worth a second brew and why Bean Envy comes out tops.

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Overall Verdict

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The Hario Mizudashi is a good-looking brewer. Its tall and thin glass carafe is designed to fit in any refrigerator door bin. However, having brewed just once with the Hario it was clear that costly coffee grounds deserve a better choice. The device is not airtight, the filter is too short, and the brew is sourish and weak. 

The Bean Envy, on the other hand, consistently produces a strong and good quality brew for an immersion filter design. Its two-stopper design is quite unique with an additional pop-up silicone stopper for easy pouring. The filter is stainless steel and the carafe is glass.

Pros & Cons

  • Attractive brew decanter
  • Easy-to-clean filter
  • Color choice
  • Hot or cold brewing
  • Two lid design
  • Silicone base
  • Handle design
  • Measuring markers
  • Not airtight
  • Odor contamination
  • Poor brew quality
  • Filter bottom
  • Pouring with silicone lid

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
11.5 x 5.4 inches
7.9 x 5.9 inches
Brewer Diameter
3.7" (9.4 cm)
4.7" (11.9 cm)
Brewer Materials
Glass, polypropylene plastic
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone
Filter Type
Plastic, nylon immersion
Stainless steel immersion
Filter HxDia
6.5 x 3.3 inches
6.9 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.9 lbs
1 lbs

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$21.39
$31.53

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
6.5
7.9

Bouquet

7.0
8.0

Drinkability

6.0
8.0
A glass with a small quantity of straight coffee standing in front of a cold coffee brew carafe.
A glass with a small quantity of straight coffee standing in front of a cold coffee brew carafe.
A visual sample of some cold brewed coffee in a glass cup with the penetrating light indicating the brew strength.
A glass of cold-brewed coffee standing in front of a carafe with a freshly brewed batch of coffee

Sediment

8.0
7.5
A close up view of sediment left over in a long glass brew carafe of a cold brew coffee maker.
The inside of a cold brew coffee carafe showing leftover sediment.

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.2
9.3

In the Box

The unboxed Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee maker with the box to the left and the user guide to the right.
An unboxed bean envy cold brew coffee maker with the box to left, a user manual, and an additional lid stopper.

Decanter

A full view of the tall glass Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe.
The glass brew carafe of Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker on a wooden countertop with an additional stopper to the side.
Height with Stopper Lid
11.5
7.9
Base Diameter
3.7
4.7
Width
5.4" (13.7 cm)
5.9" (15.0 cm)
Weight
15.0 oz (425 g)
16.5 oz (468 g)
Material
 heat-resistant glass, polypropylene plastic
Borosilicate glass, stainless steel, silicone

Stopper / Lid

7.0
9.5
A close up view of a plastic lid standing next to the base of a tall glass carafe.
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
3.7 in (95 mm)
3.3 & 2.7 in (85 & 70 mm)
Material
polypropylene plastic
Stainless steel, silicone
Additional Features
N/A
Silicone seal

 Filter

6.0
9.0
A small plastic and nylon cold brew coffee filter with a detachable base for easy cleaning.
Bean Envy Filter
Length
6.5 in (165 mm)
6.9 in (175 mm)
Diameter
3.3 in (85 m)
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
polypropylene frame, polyester resin
Lasered stainless steel
Additional Features
detachable base
Silicone seal

 Build Quality

9.0
9.5
The Hario Mizudashi cold brew coffee carafe resting horizontally and separated into 4 parts.
The fully disassembled Bean Envy cold brew coffee maker showing seven parts.

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
9.7
9.1

 Brewing

10
9.5
A cold brew coffee immersion filter next to a kitchen scale with a bowl of 80g of coffee grounds measured.
The stainless steel filter on a scale filled with coffee grounds standing next to a glass brew carafe.

Decanting

10
9.0

Cleaning and Storage

8.5
8.5