Pros and Cons of Buying Your Own Coffee Carafe
If you’re just like any other regular coffee drinker, you’re probably enjoying your favorite cup of coffee from a coffee pot, french press, or pour over.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, we encourage it actually but please don’t store your coffee on a hot plate or in the french press that still has compacted grounds at the bottom. Your coffee will suffer because of it.
At Gathering Grounds we encourage all our customers to buy at the very least a small insulated carafe to keep brewed coffee hot and tasting it’s best. Below are a few good vacuum insulated options that should work just fine for most people.
Tip – these perform a bit better than glass lined thermal carafes. This is why they may cost a pinch more on average too.
Genuine Joe GJO11956 Stainless Steel Everyday Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Carafe, 2L CapacityThermos Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Carafe, 51-OunceOggi Catalina 68-Ounce Thermal Vacuum Carafe with Stainless Steel Liner and Press Button TopCUNEW (CNW14001) Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Jug Flask / Insulated Pot / Coffee Pot / Thermal Vacuum Carafe / Thermos Carafe 12-Cup 1.5-Liter 50ozCUNEW (NB550010) Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Jug Flask / Insulated Pot / Thermal Vacuum Carafe / Thermos Carafe 15-Cup 2-LiterBESTEK 50-Ounce Thermal Vacuum Carafe with Double Stainless Steel Liner and Press Button Top for water,coffee,milk,juice ect BTCP3803AOvente THB15 Stainless Steel Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Coffeemaker Carafe, 1.5-Liter, BrushedHormel 4022B Poly Lined Carafe, Swirl Design, 40 oz. Capacity, BlackThermos Brew In Lid Double Wall Vacuum Insulated 64 Oz. Coffee ServerEmsa Eleganza Stainless Steel 20 -Ounce Insulated CarafeThermos Model PP1920M, 2 Quart Thermal Beverage DispenserAlfi Opal White Lacquered Brass with Chrome Thermal Carafe, 33-Ounce
Here are some additional advantages of buying a vacuum insulated carafe to hold your coffee.
- Coffee carafes don’t need to apply heat to keep the coffee warm, so the resulting coffee will taste better and be a lot less bitter.
- Coffee carafes are also quite light in weight so you won’t have to worry about carrying it with you so you can have your daily dose of caffeine anywhere you want.
- The biggest advantage, though, is that you can use vacuum insulated coffee carafes to brew far more servings than you can with normal coffee pots and store it for later at the correct temp.
- One glaring disadvantage is that thermal carafes, especially those vacuum insulated coffee carafes, cost far more than normal coffee pots and glass lined thermal carafes.
True, there’s nothing wrong with the good old coffee pot on a hot plate, but if you’re tired of them burning your coffee and want a decent “upgrade”, be sure to consider buying a new insulated coffee carafe soon.