This Top-Rated Amazon Cold Brew Maker Will Save You Trips to the Coffee Shop and Money

updated May 24, 2024
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Pouring a glass of cold brew coffee
Credit: Joe Lingeman

As the weather heats up, a lot more changes than just which coat to grab from the closet. At The Kitchn, there’s so much fun to be had cooking when the seasons shift! We transition from hearty stews and long braises to lighter spring salads and easy grilled veggies. But one of our hands-down favorite ways to celebrate the longer, warmer days ahead is to switch up our morning beverage routine, so it’s only natural that, as avid coffee fans, ’tis the season to switch to cold brew.

As it turns out, there’s a lot more to a good cup of iced brew than plopping a few cubes in your glass. That’s where the Primula Burke Deluxe Cold Brew Maker comes into play. It’s an affordable iced coffee maker that has over 10,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, almost all of which mention its sturdy construction, ability to brew a delicious carafe of coffee, and easy-to-clean design. Yes, that’s right, for less than $16, you can score a high-quality cold brew maker. “I am finally able to make my own cold brew at home, which I now prefer over Starbucks,” comments one happy user. “This little thing has saved me a lot of money!”

The Primula is incredibly simple to use. “You put your grounds into the sleeve and pour cold water slowly over them,” says one reviewer. “After it has sat 24 hours you just open the lid and lift the sleeve of coffee grounds out. It has a bottom cap that comes off easily for the used grounds to be dumped out.”

Others praise the brewer for its glass container, which not only aids in toxin-free brewing but is also thick enough to stay intact over time for even the clumsiest of coffee drinkers. “After a year and a half, this is still working perfectly; no issues with breaking or wearing out,” notes another user. An added bonus: Because of its safe glass container and versatile size, the Primula can brew directly in the fridge overnight, yielding you a cold cup of brew in the AM. “The pot is small enough to fit inside the door of my refrigerator,” writes another happily caffeinated customer. “I am able to have several very large tumbler-sized cups of iced coffee before it’s time to make another pot.”

The Primula never leaks grounds into your brew, so you always get an incredibly smooth (and never bitter) brew. Many reviewers love it so much that they’ve thought about buying (or have already bought!) a second. “I actually liked it enough to buy a second. This way I always have plenty of cold brew available” said one buyer. “We get to try a couple different flavors at a time.” Says another reviewer, “The taste is so smooth, I want a second brewer for decaf. A cup of decaf blended with a few frozen milk cubes for quick coffee frappe.” Now that sounds like a warm-weather beverage to savor!

Buy: Primula Burke Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, $17.99