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Takeya vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

Takeya cold brew coffee maker vs Toddy Cold Brew System. Two high quality brewers producing up to 40 fl.oz. of coffee, one double strength.

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Takeya vs Toddy System Side-by-Side Comparison

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The Takeya and the Toddy Cold Brew System are both sizable cold brew coffee makers. Both produce around 40 fl.oz. of coffee, but of decidedly different character and strength. The Takeya uses 6 oz of grounds (1:9 ratio) while the Toddy uses 12 oz of grounds to produce a full strength cold brew coffee concentrate.

The Toddy brew vessel is quite large and needs to stand on a refrigerator shelf. However, it decants into a very stylish carafe which you can then place in the door of your refrigerator. The Takeya is completely spill proof and the filter is securely attached to the inner lid meaning you can brew standing up or laying down.

Both products use high quality plastic materials, the Toddy uses high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and the Takeya is Tritan plastic. The Toddy is more versatile in that you can also cold brew tea using one of the included paper brew bags.

Pros & Cons

  • Air tight brew decanter
  • Cold or hot (tea) brewing
  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Durable & light weight
  • 1 and 2 quart sizes
  • Color choice
  • Minimal parts
  • No over-packaging
  • Eco-friendliness
  • Ergonomic components
  • Attractive carafe
  • Included paper filter bags
  • Cold or hot brewing
  • Inadequate packaging
  • Included instructions inadequate
  • Filter cleaning
  • Felt filter tends to clog
  • No brew vessel markings

Key Specs

Brewer HxW
12.2 x 5.9 inches
8.7 x 7.1 inches
Brewer Diameter
4.3” x 4.7” oblong
5.5" (14.0 cm)
Brewer Materials
Tritan plastic
HDPE plastic
Filter Type
Nylon, polypropylene immersion
Base plug filter
Filter HxDia
10 x 2.7 inches
0.2 x 2.7 inches
Decanter Weight
0.6 lbs
1.4 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$28.69
$39.62

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Analysis and Test Results

Brew Quality

Overall Performance Scoring
7.8
10

 Bouquet

8.5
10

Drinkability

8.0
10
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with a freshly made brew and two cups to the left: one straight coffee, the other with milk.
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

7.0
10
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker with the filter removed and all the brew decanted. Inside is the remaining 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
8.9
9.4

In the Box

The Takeya cold brew coffee maker and how it arrived wrapped in plastic.
The unboxed contents of the Toddy Cold Brew System. Pictured is the brew vessel, glass carafe, and filtration system.

Decanter

The Tekeya cold brew coffee maker with the user manual inside the decanter, the screw on lid to the right on the countertop.
The glass carafe of the Toddy Cold Brew System on a wooden counter with the carafe lid to one side.
Height with Stopper Lid
12.2 in (310 mm)
8.7
Base Diameter
4.3 x 3.7 in oblong (110 x 95 mm)
5.1
Width
5.9 in (150 mm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Weight
12.0 oz (340 g)
1.4 oz (40 g)
Material
BPA-free Tritan plastic
borosilicate glass

Stopper / Lid

10
10
Takeya Cold Brew Stopper / Lid
Diameter
6.3 in with handle (160 mm)
3.5 in (90 mm)
Material
Tritan plastic
low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
Additional Features
silicone gasket
N/A

Filter

8.0
9.0
The nylon and plastic filter of a typical immersion filter cold brew coffee maker. The upper section is detachable.
Toddy System Filter
Length
0.4 in (265 mm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Diameter
2.7 in (70 mm)
2.7 in (70 mm)
Material
nylon & polypropylene
felt filter x 2
Additional Features
detachable extender
3 paper brew bags

Build Quality

9.0
9.5
The Takeya cold brew coffee maker completely disassembled. There are 7 parts visible.
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
8.8
8.0

Brewing

8.5
8.0
The immersion filter of a cold brew coffee maker with a bowl of coffee grounds to the left resting on a scale.
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

9.5
7.5
A cold brew coffee maker with the filter just removed after 18 hours of brewing and resting in a glass jar to the right.

Cleaning and Storage

8.0
9.0
A top down view of how the Toddy Cold Brew System neatly packages away for convenient storage.