The glass coffee carafe is a heat resistant glass pitcher to serve coffee from. The styles vary from functional to decorative to suit your tastes.
A glass coffee carafe is different from 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.
However, the glass carafe used for hot liquid requires a handle.
Your carafe can be a purely functional design just to get the job done. Or your choice may have more decorative elements for a more elegant look as a coffee server.
When using glass carafes to serve coffee – they ultimately need a heat source to keep the liquid hot for a period of time. Unlike thermal carafes for coffee which do not need an external source to keep their contents hot.
A glass coffee carafe requires a handle as the glass will get too hot to hold with the freshly brewed coffee inside.
A carafe that comes standard with your coffee brewer will generally have measurements relating to cup size.
These will indicate the quantity of liquid to be brewed for the number of cups of coffee required. These measurements will be etched or marked on the side of the glass.
The number of scoops of coffee required relates to the amount of water used.
A coffee carafe will require a removable lid 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?
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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.
The coffee is at its optimal flavor freshly brewed and should preferably not be stored longer than 20 minutes in the glass carafe.
Cleaning a glass carafe is pretty painless.
Most are dishwasher safe and/or easily hand washed.
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. This should get rid of any stains or residue left behind.
After a good clean it will look 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 machines.
If you cannot find your specific brand, a universal carafe will do the trick I am sure.