Coffee carafes keep your coffee hot for hours, but Im sure you already knew that. Dont you just love sitting in the garden, sipping coffee and then pouring more and more and more from the carafe until it turns twilight?
There are thermal carafes and glass carafes, which come with your coffee maker; they are sometimes called coffee pots. There are thermos (they are called flasks in the UK), which should be airtight to disallow spills. Then theres coffee carafes, which are insulated and most have a button to squeeze and pour. The benefit to thermos and the latter coffee carafe method is you can decant the coffee right after its brewed and the coffee does not cool right away, nor does the coffee burn.
Thermal Coffee Carafes:
- If you are going to use a coffee carafe I have one major piece of advice. Do not add your cream or milk into the carafe. It is hard to get the sludge out around the top of the inner lip. Plus, the cream/milk is heavier and will separate in the coffee carafe. What I do is use a second carafe (like the “condiment counter” at Starbucks) and put the cream in there to stay cool.
- They are great to use anywhere inside your house or in the garden (or take to the neighbors).
- Do not take them in the car. Some are not leak-proof and have to be upright at all times. If you are going somewhere take a thermos or a travel mug.
- Get one the size that you will use
Replacement Coffee Carafes for your coffee maker:
- Make sure you have the right make and model before you order a new coffee carafe. Some brands have over 15 models and the carafes may be different sizes.
- Make sure you get the correct color. Some coffee machines come in black and white and some in funkified colors.
- If you are clumsy, see if you can order two at a time for a reduced cost.
- Check prices online by clicking the links above.
By the way, I once had a friend call a carafe a charaf…I laughed so hard my face hurt for days.