Open Thread: Ambiano Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Aldi is rarely the first company to sell a new product, but it certainly knows how to spot a trend when it sees one. The grocer has rolled out its own imitations of Instant Pots, Keurigs, and YETIs, just to name a few, and while the Aldi imitation isn’t always as peerless as the original, it’s usually good enough when you take into account the lower price tag.

Enter the cold brew coffee trend. Aldi has ventured into the cold brew lineup with at least two different options: the Ambiano Cold Brew Coffee System, which we last saw for about $9.99, and this more expensive, electronic model.

Ambiano Cold Brew Coffee Maker

What We Know:

The Ambiano Cold Brew Coffee Maker (product code 11548) is an ALDI Find (Special Buy), which means it’s only in stores for a short time. It retails for $39.99. While that’s a lot more than a non-electric cold brew system, like the Ambiano Cold Brew Coffee System, it’s a lot less than other electronic cold brew systems we’ve seen online.

As far as we can tell, 2019 was the debut year for this Ambiano cold brew machine, as we can’t recall or find any previous examples.

The coffee maker includes:

  • A 24-ounce BPA-free serving pitcher
  • A removable filter basket
  • A stainless steel base
  • An LED display
  • A locking lid

According to Aldi, the coffee maker has four brew strengths. It claims to be able to brew in 10 minutes, and it can be used to brew cold brew, regular iced coffee, iced lattes, and iced macchiatos. It has variable timer settings depending on how long you want or need to brew your coffee.

What We Don’t Know:

Because the coffee maker is, at the time of this post, a debut item, there’s a lot we don’t know. We don’t yet know who the manufacturer is, and we don’t know how this product performs with regard to the various coffees it can make. Finally, we don’t know how it does over the long term.


Have any experience with the Ambiano Cold Brew Coffee Maker? Feel free to share your experience in the comments.

About Joshua

Joshua is the Editor-in-Chief of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at www.joshuaajohnston.com.

3 Comments

  1. Works much better if you cut and install (one use) paper coffee filter on top of coffee grounds.

    • Works great, didn’t use a paper filter and it help 12 tablespoons of grounds just fine. Granted it looks like it won’t be able to hold that much, rest assured it does. I found the 20 min session to be just fine.

  2. It works ok but if anybody figures out the correct water to coffee grinds ratio I’d love to know. According to the book you are supposed to do 12 tablespoons for 24 oz. of water but the filter only holds about 7 tablespoons. Could it be a misprint and it’s supposed to be teaspoons? Also box says it has a maximum 35oz but the pitcher has 2 cup, 3 cup, 5 cup, and Max measurements. 5 cups is 40 oz. Somebody has their measurements completely off.

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