Coffee Jugs

First of all, a clarification: a coffee serving jug is not necessarily a thermos, although, of course, there can be thermos jugs. There are several types of coffee carafes, although the price and the use we will give it will be essentially the same in all cases. Or at least very similar.

In general, it is a fairly cheap product and much more popular a few years ago than today. The reason for this decline in the domestic presence of coffee jugs can be found in the revolution that the industry is undergoing with the emergence of capsule coffee machines. These machines make coffee cup by cup (thus making it useless to use a pitcher to serve it) and have taken market share away from filter coffee machines, which are traditionally the best match for this type of pitcher.

To open your mouth, here is a comparison of coffee jugs with an informative character so that you can have a look at the qualities and prices of some models. Later on, we will review some of them in more depth:

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Cresimo 2 Litre Stainless Steel Coffee Jug / Double Walled Vacuum Tea Carafe / 12 Hour Heat...
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ALEENFOON 1L Jug
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TAMUME 1200ml Glass Coffee Pot with Lid and Measurements (1200ml Flat Lid)
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What we mean by a coffee jug

A service carafe (not the one from the coffee machine) where the coffee is poured after it has been made so that the guests can serve themselves directly from it.

We use the coffee jugs to serve the drink in several cups, usually after a large amount has been brewed in the coffee maker. This is a way to have the coffee on hand on the table (e.g. when you have visitors or guests at home) and not to depend on making it cup by cup in the coffee maker.

The characteristics of a coffee carafe are many. Still, there are several common features that must be met if they are to be really useful and not a piece of junk that you end up keeping in the cupboard at the first opportunity.

  • They must have double coating, or insulating properties, to keep the coffee temperature warm.
  • They must allow the contents to be served with just one hand.
  • Sufficient capacity for the amount of coffee we usually brew at home or where we have the coffee machine.

The best coffee jugs 2021

In this section, we are going to talk in more detail about three models of coffee jugs that we think are particularly outstanding (within the immense offer that exists in the market, everything must be said). Of each one, we present to you its main qualities, its price, and why we have decided to include it in our selection.

Carafe of Cressimo Airpot coffee

We start with an instrument so large that it almost looks like a small coffee percolator. We don’t know whether to call it a domestic coffee pot since its 2.2-litre capacity makes it one of the largest options on the market. Moreover, to serve the coffee, we don’t even have to tilt it: press the spout lever as if it were a tap.

The Airpot coffee carafe is made of 18/8 stainless steel and can keep the temperature inside hot for up to 12 hours.

0.8-litre Black coffee jug

This model is a small coffee carafe (it’s great for those who don’t need to prepare huge amounts of coffee every time). It is made of double-walled 18/10 stainless steel of the highest quality, and its black lacquer is very striking.

This coffee carafe is made by Luvan and has a capacity of 0.8 litres of coffee, but the best thing about it is its double vacuum insulation and the fact that it can be washed in the dishwasher.

Luvan 800ml 304 18/10 Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe/Double Walled Vacuum Insulated Coffee Pot with...
Luvan 800ml 304 18/10 Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe/Double Walled Vacuum Insulated Coffee Pot with...
27 oz,Made of 18/10 Food-grade stainless steel; 1 Years no hassle warranty and professional support team available 24/7

Columbus coffee jug

And we ended up with a very original coffee jug: The Columbus model from the Leifheit house. The name Columbus refers, without a doubt, to Columbus’ egg and the peculiar shape of this 1-litre thermal jug in black (although it is also available in other colours).

Despite its decorative appearance, it is a very practical jug that can be handled, opened and served with one hand.

Leifheit Vacuum jug COLUMBUS 2000
Leifheit Vacuum jug COLUMBUS 2000
Coffee or tea? The LEIFHEIT vacuum jugs serve your drink hor or cold; In any case just the way you want it

Stainless steel coffee jugs

There are two types of coffee jugs depending on their material: steel and glass. The glass group is more homogeneous (see next section), but the steel coffee jugs can have many variations.

To begin with, there are many types of stainless steel, so that we can find 18/10 stainless steel coffee jugs, or 18/8, for example (there are more types of steel, but not as common in the food industry).

They can also be presented in metal or lacquered in different colours. However, all of them have double-wall insulation, and many of them have a plastic lid that allows sealing the interior and that is lifted/activated with the thumb of the hand that holds the handle.

Here are some examples of stainless steel coffee jugs available from Amazon:

Puersit 2L Vacuum Jug 304 Stainless Steel Double-Wall Vacuum Insulated Coffee Pot Coffee Plunger,...
Puersit 2L Vacuum Jug 304 Stainless Steel Double-Wall Vacuum Insulated Coffee Pot Coffee Plunger,...
✔ Capacity: 2L; Size: 12 Inch * 5.5Inch ( 30cm X 14.5cm).; ✔ Highly Durable: 304 Stainless steel Vacuum jug interior and exterior thermal design;
McTronix Stainless Steel Insulated Jug 2 Litres
McTronix Stainless Steel Insulated Jug 2 Litres
Stainless steel insulated jug; Capacity: 2 litres; Stainless and dishwasher-safe; Shatterproof, hygienic, ideal for hot and cold drinks
MSV Vacuum Flask with Handle 2L, Silver, 2 Litre
MSV Vacuum Flask with Handle 2L, Silver, 2 Litre
Vacuum, flask, with, handle, 2l; Vacuum, flask, with, handle, 2l; Vacuum, flask, with, handle, 2l

Glass coffee jugs

The function of the glass coffee jugs is basically the same as that of the steel ones, although the latter is generally attributed with a greater insulating capacity. Naturally, glass coffee jugs have the advantage that they allow you to see inside and therefore know how much coffee is left at any given time. Well, nothing is written about taste: it’s your turn to decide!

GLOGLOW Glass Coffee Pot, 600ml Thickened Glass Heat Resist Coffee Tea Drip Pot Standard Glass...
GLOGLOW Glass Coffee Pot, 600ml Thickened Glass Heat Resist Coffee Tea Drip Pot Standard Glass...
Heat-resistant with stand temperature of 20 to 150 °C, safe and safe to use.; Lid with silicone band to keep your coffee or tea warm and an opening for pouring

In general, we can say that when it comes to buying a glass coffee carafe, we have fewer options to choose from in the market than with steel ones (the offer is not so wide, although it is sufficient).

The best-selling coffee jugs 2021

And to finish our report, in case you haven’t decided yet, we offer you the updated list of the most purchased coffee jugs among consumers this year (real data from Amazon). These may not be the best coffee jugs to serve, but they are certainly a good reference for you to take the pulse of the market before you decide: