A glass coffee carafe is different to a normal water carafe.
Traditional glass carafes do not have a handle and are shaped like a vase narrowing at the top for easy handling.
These traditional carafes are used for water or wine at the dining table.
The glass carafe used for hot liquid2 requires a handle and can be a functional design or have more decorative elements for a more elegant look as a coffee server.
When using these glass carafes to serve coffee – they ultimately need a heat source to keep the liquid hot for a period of time – unlike thermal coffee carafes.
A glass coffee carafe requires a handle as the glass will get too hot to handle and untouchable with the freshly brewed coffee inside.
A carafe that comes standard with your brewer will generally have measurements relating to cup size to indicate the quantity of liquid brewed etched or marked on the side of the glass.
A removable lid is required as the coffee machine will drip into the carafe during the brewing process. This removable lid is essential for a drip coffee maker.
The open lid has the added benefit of allowing the smell of freshly brewed coffee aromas to fill the room.
An essential element of coffee making don’t you agree?
The drip coffee machine has a heating pad that the carafe sits on to keep the brew at the optimum temperature during and after brewing.
This is important as reheating coffee from cold tends to change the flavor.
# 1 Tip for Good Coffee
The coffee is at its optimal flavor freshly brewed and should preferably not be stored longer than 20 minutes in the glass carafe.
Cleaning of a glass carafe is pretty painless.
Most are dishwasher safe and/or easily hand washed.
As coffee does tend to stain most things – even glass, every now and then it is advisable to get a soft scourer or bottle brush into the carafe and give it a good scrub to get rid of any stains or residue left behind.
This should get it looking as good as new again.
It is not the end of the world if your glass carafe gets damaged or broken.
There are plenty of replacements available on Amazon – you will find a carafe to fit most brands of coffee machine, and if you cannot find your specific brand, a universal carafe will do the trick I am sure.
Browse Amazon products and choose a carafe to suit your needs and lifestyle.
There is plenty of choice and price ranges to cater for everyone.
Buy your beautiful glass coffee carafe today.