The Easy Cold Brew Maker Kitchn Editors Swear By Is on Sale for Just $20

published Mar 22, 2023
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Takeya cold brew on countertop with two glasses on side.
Credit: Photo: Ghazalle Badiozamani

For many people, coffee is much more than something that gets you out of bed in the morning: It’s a way of life. Diehard fans have more dark-roasted opinions on how to drink coffee, where to drink coffee, and which coffee to drink than there are mugs to fill (probably) — and one popular point of contention is when to start drinking cold brew. Some folks are year-round cold brew guzzlers; others only start slugging in the warmer months; and some people opt out of chilled coffee altogether. (If you’re part of the last camp, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a slew of tried-and-tested hot coffee makers.) On the other hand, if you can’t start your day without a pint of inky-black, highly caffeinated cold brew, then you’ll want to head over to Amazon ASAP, since the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Makerwhich Kitchn editors swear by — is on sale for just $20. 

The durable, BPA-free pitcher features an airtight lid with a smooth, non-slip silicone handle and makes up to a quart of coffee at a time — around four eight-ounce servings. (It’s also dishwasher-safe, and shatter-, stain-, and odor-proof, according to the description.) The whole thing also fits snugly in most refrigerator doors, so it won’t be a huge imposition on your precious fridge space, which is huge for city renters or dorm-dwellers. Plus, its ultra-fine mesh filter helps keep grit and grinds out of your final cup, which helps keep your cold brew smooth and refreshing. To brew, just add your ground coffee to the filter, fill the pitcher with cold water, pop it into the fridge overnight, and wake up to a fresh batch of coffee — it’s that simple. 

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So, why bother making cold brew at home rather than just picking one up from the coffee shop? Well, it’s always a good move to support your local cafes, but buying coffee every day — or shelling out for jugs of pricey concentrate — can get expensive. (Not “stop buying lattes for a year and you’ll finally own a home” expensive, but still.) Plus, with the Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker, you can customize your cold brew to your exact specifications. We’re talking about the beans you use, the strength of your cold brew, and your preferred coffee-water-ice ratio, which is something that most coffee shops don’t offer. And, best of all, having cold brew ready to rock in your fridge at all times means you don’t have to get dressed and leave the house when you want a refreshing pick-me-up. 

If you’re in the market for an easy way to make cold brew at home, this editor-favorite cold brew maker is your best bet — just make sure to snag it while it’s still on sale. 

Buy: Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker, 1qt, $19.82 (normally $27.99)