The 3 Best Coffee Carafes

Whether you're making coffee for others or need multiple cups a day, the best coffee carafes will keep your drink warm and delicious until you're ready to enjoy it. To find the right option for your needs, you'll want to consider the carafe's capacity, insulation abilities, and how easy it is to pour.

After researching many options, the most common capacity for thermal carafes seems to be 2 liters, or roughly 8.5 cups. Whether you have multiple people in your living space or want to bring your carafe to the office, this should be a good size for most occasions.

Perhaps the most important factor to consider is how long the carafe will keep your beverages at the desired temperature. Most of my picks combine a double-wall design with vacuum-insulation, which preserves both hot and cold temperatures for extended periods. And some of those options can maintain hot temperatures for up to 12 hours and cold temperatures for up to 24 hours.

Lastly, you'll want to consider the carafe's pouring ability. Your options range from a one-handle design to a standing carafe with a no-fuss pump. Carafes with one handle are easier to carry around, while pump carafes are less strenuous to pour and you won't have to worry as much about spillage.

After researching many products and scouring through reviews, I made a list of the best carafes to help keep your coffee warm (or cold). My picks vary in design, but all are meant to help you enjoy your coffee throughout the entire day.