Cold Bruer vs Oxo Cold Brew Coffee Maker

After trying out both the Cold Bruer and Oxo coffee makers, here are my personal opinions on the two.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: June 17, 2016 | Updated: June 17, 2016

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Two popular and easy to use brewers for making cold coffee are the Cold Bruer Coffee Maker and the Oxo Good Grips Cold Coffee Brewer

Bruer, the maker of the Cold Bruer, specializes in only coffee devices . They are known for their minimalist and modern approach to the cold brewing maker.  Their maker has been celebrated for being compact and very simplistic.

Oxo Good Grips Cold Coffee Brewer is made by Oxo, which produces kitchen products rather than just specializing on coffee makers. While it's newer on the scene it certainly has a mass appeal amongst cold brew drinkers and coffee fanatics alike.


Cold Bruer

Coffee- 60gCold Bruer coffee maker

Water= 2oz + 700m/ + ice

Grind Coffee:

This is pretty straight forward, I have done this method plenty of times before and the coffee was around 24- 28 hours to roast, the coffee expanded to be almost at the top of the area to touch the dripper. Toughest part is getting the coffee evenly wet and then adjusting the drip rate. With really fresh coffee much more water seems to get absorbed.


Not really a good way to store coffee. Since it is not a concentrate it can easily be poured into another container or glass bottle.

No Concentrate:

Used to this so it feels nice that it does not need to be diluted. Should be known if you only drink it black and do not use it for recipes or fancy drinks it is good. However if you need concentrate you might be out of luck.


Oxo Good Grips Cold Coffee Brewer


Coffee- 284g

5 cups - 82.94g

Grind Coffee:

Not as familiar with this method. You pour in the coffee first then pour in the water. Some direction mentions letting it bloom while some do not, while some say it can bloom for 20 minutes. I poured in the water, waited about about 1 minute (maybe less) then broke the crust and stirred up the coffee and water. Other than drawing in the bloom procedure this is a pretty straight forward method. Oxo is 1.5 to 2 times bigger. It is so dark it is hard to see what is going on. Inside it looked like there might be levels.


Good storage method.


Not quite used to this feels it weird to be watering down coffee. It is nice that it does not take a lot of storage space. Does require one more step to accurately dilute the coffee. Nice that the concentrate can be used other ways if needed. With fancy drinks recipes over time you will get a hand of the ratios and diluting it becomes second nature.



I would recomend both of these products because they each have their own perks and both are great coffee makers.

Steven Johnson

Steven is a web developer and big coffee enthusiast. He lives in Atlanta, with his wife and two little girls.

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