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Keep your Coffee ( or tea ) Hot with the Thermos Carafe

Updated on April 28, 2014

There has to be a better way!

My Thermos Carafe is undeniably, the most used appliance in my apartment. Prior to that, I did it the hard way, that is I used to boil water as I needed it. I never thought much about it except that I knew there had to be a better way.


Our winters are long in Japan so during the cold months, hot beverages are a must to help keep the body warm, especially if you work at home like me. Now, I'm the type of person that like my hot beverages to be hot and once it gets lukewarm, I end up making a fresh cup. Yeah, call me a snob, but I need my hot liquids hot, it's as simple as that.

A lukewarm cup of tea just doesn't warm up the body as efficiently. Of course I knew this wasn't the most practical way and it definitely wasn't the most energy-saving method either.

The Thermos Nissan Stainless Steel Carafe


So a few years ago, I did some research and decided to make a small investment in an insulated carafe, that would keep my beverages hot for a long time. After I brought my Thermos Nissan Stainless Steel Carafe home, I immediately took it for a test drive. I'm pleased to say that it kept my hot beverages hot for up to 6 hours and pretty close to hot ( very warm ) for up to 8. Mileage may vary depending on where you live and how cold it is in your area but so far, I haven't found one that's as good as my Thermos. This is not only convenient, but energy-saving as well. With my new Thermos carafe, I no longer have to boil water more than twice a day. Compare that to the 6-8 times a day, prior to getting my Thermos carafe.

Keeps Cold Drinks Cold All Day Long


As an added bonus, the Thermos carafe is useful during the extreme summers we get in Tokyo as well. Instead of wasting lots of ice cubes like I used to, I fill the carafe with a chilled drink adding only a few ice cubes, and it pretty much stays cold for the entire day. It certainly has made my life easier!


If you're a coffee drinker, putting your brewed coffee into the carafe will prevent that burnt taste you get if you keep it on the coffee warmer for too long. My friend does this and swears by this method. In fact, she has two carafes, one for coffee and one for tea, especially useful when she has dinner parties. She says it's nice enough to put on the dining table and I agree. The simple and sleek design is one reason why I love this carafe so much.

Benefits in a Nutshell

  • Keeps liquids hot or cold for a long time.
  • Sleek and stylish design.
  • Durable and sturdy with no fragile parts.
  • Easy to clean.

If you're looking for the best insulated carafe out there, look no further. The Thermos Nissan is the best one you'll ever find!

My Thermos Carafe fits into any d├ęcor. Check out my photos below.

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My thermos carafe looks great in the living room.The carafe looks good anywhere in the home.Enjoying a cup of tea outside on my apartment balcony.The carafe works well with iced cold beverages as well.
My thermos carafe looks great in the living room.
My thermos carafe looks great in the living room.
The carafe looks good anywhere in the home.
The carafe looks good anywhere in the home.
Enjoying a cup of tea outside on my apartment balcony.
Enjoying a cup of tea outside on my apartment balcony.
The carafe works well with iced cold beverages as well.
The carafe works well with iced cold beverages as well.

Check out these other great products that's not only practical, but beautiful to look at. Sleek and modern designs combined with functionality make these great gifts for coffee lovers everywhere.

Thermos 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Thermos 34-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

This coffee press will make superior coffee, keep your coffee hot for a longer time and is visually stunning.

 
Bonavita BV1800TH 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe
Bonavita BV1800TH 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe

Brews 8 cups of coffee and the thermal carafe keeps coffee hot longer. Great design and functionality.

 
Emsa Eleganza Stainless Steel Insulated Carafe, 34-Ounce
Emsa Eleganza Stainless Steel Insulated Carafe, 34-Ounce

Beautiful to look at and elegant enough for any dinner party. Fully insulated to keep hot beverages not and cold ones cold. Durable and virtually unbreakable.

 

What's your favorite beverage?

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Do you own any of the Thermos insulated carafes? If not, what do you use to keep your beverages hot or cold? Please feel free to leave your comments here or just let me know you dropped by!

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      This is a great idea. I an insulated travel mug with me to work and it's wonderful to have. I admit that after having my coffee get cold so often when I waitressed I'm just used to cooler drinks, it's definitely nice to have an actual hot cup of coffee. This looks like a great tool!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I used to have one of these and loved it. Actually I had forgotten that I did, so thanks for reminding me. They are great for working in the office all day. If I could sit still long enough I might get another one. You always bring something good to our thoughts.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Forgot to say, sharing your page on my Pinterest board, Coffee Shop.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      Surprised to see tea winning on your poll! I agree, hot beverages should be hot, HOT, Hot!

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      NoProblemmo 3 years ago

      I am always in the mood for a nice cup of tea, no matter how hot or cold is outside. When I worked in night shifts thermos insulated carafe was one of my favorite companions!

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      VinnWong 3 years ago

      Oh I love a cup of hot tea any time of the day!

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      jolou 3 years ago

      Yes, I do have a carafe. I agree with you about the lukewarm tea..... lukewarm coffee is just as bad!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      We have one of these and it works well especially when company comes over. Nice Review :)

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I don't own any, but am glad to get educated on them by you! thank you

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I don't own one but always borrow one for our Spring Brunch. Maybe I should break down and buy my own. Nice review.

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      Susie05 3 years ago

      I own the Bonavita coffee maker and I Love it! I Love how it keeps my coffee hot for hours.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      These are such a great idea. I used to have one, but can't even remember why I don't anymore. It's going on my list. We used it to keep coffee hot without the overcooked burnt taste like you mention. Perfect for hot water too. Thanks for the reminder!