- Value: 20/20
- Functionality: 20/20
- Ease of Use: 20/20
- Aesthetics: 17/20
- Taste: 20/20
- TOTAL: 97/100
First thing's first: I’m not really an iced coffee person. Sure, the cold stuff has its merits—namely that it can be pleasantly gulped down while walking to my train, and it’s potent enough to feel like I’ve injected caffeine straight into my bloodstream. But is it worth shelling out $6 every day for a small plastic cup? It’s tasty, yes, but do I look like Daddy Warbucks? And making it at home is just…well, I’m lazy. So when I got a sample of the compact OXO cold brew coffee maker, a miniature version of the brand’s popular full-size model, I wasn’t, like, screaming my excitement from the rooftops or anything. In my negative-square-foot apartment, a device basically has to be life-changing to prove its worth.
But then I took the cold-brewer for a spin.
I must shamefully say that I was wrong, because I just didn’t know how much I needed one of these lil’ guys in my life.