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Thermal Carafes

Thermal Carafes for Serving Coffee or Tea

A thermal carafe is used to hold your brewed tea or coffee at proper serving temperature. Using a thermal carafe allows you to maintain proper temperature of your coffee without letting coffee sit in pot on heating element, preventing a bitter and burnt taste. It enhances the flavor of tea and coffee by maintaining correct temperature. A thermal carafe allows you to enjoy multiple cups of coffee or tea and also facilitates serving guests. Thermal carafes are available in many styles and designs. Select your carafe to match or complement your decor or match the occasion and choose formal or informal style carafe.

Proper Use and Care of a Thermal Carafe

A thermal carafe must be used and cared for properly. Clean the carafe immediately after each use. For optimal flavor of brewed beverages it is very important to clean the carafe thoroughly after each use following manufacturer's cleaning instructions. Let the carafe dry completely before storing. Proper cleaning will prevent the build up of coffee oils that can cause a bitter taste. It also prevents flavor contamination of tea. If you brew and serve a variety of teas it is even more important to clean your carafe thoroughly after each use. If you drink both black teas and white, green or herbal teas we suggest a separate thermal carafe for each type of tea to more completely prevent flavor contamination. For an alternative, if you are a tea drinker, consider using a Tea Warmer.

After your tea or coffee has finished brewing it is important to preheat the carafe before filling. This will prevent your beverage from losing heat to warm a cold carafe. Even a carafe that is room temperature will pull precious heat from your brew. Review How to Brew Coffee and How to Brew Tea to learn the importance of proper care and use of brewing equipment.

Our Favorite Thermal Carafes

Rotpunkt 34-oz. Tall Designer Vacuum Carafe, White
Rotpunkt 34-oz. Tall Designer Vacuum Carafe, White
ALFI 8-c. Dan Carafe, Black
ALFI 8-c. Dan Carafe, Black
Rotpunkt 44-oz. European Carafe
Rotpunkt 44-oz. European Carafe
ALFI 7-c. Modern Classic Shiny Carafe, Ice Blue Shiny
ALFI 7-c. Modern Classic Shiny Carafe, Ice Blue Shiny