Alfi Thermal Carafes
A perennial favorite in Europe, carafes like ours have been produced by the German company Alfi since 1914. It keeps liquids hot or cold for up to 16 hours, thanks to a double-walled, vacuum-sealed glass liner. Made of solid brass with a white lacquer finish and chrome-plated trim, the carafe makes a handsome addition to the breakfast table. The small carafe is 22-oz. cap., 7" high. The large carafe is 34-oz. cap., 9 1/2" high. The extra-large carafe is 51-oz. cap., 11" high.
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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).
For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.
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Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by MomofTeenie from looking to replace an old friend I have had an Alfi chrome thermal carafe for at least 35 years, and it still is doing the fantastic job it always has -- keeping coffee hot for hours. After 35 years of use, the rubber on the stopper is getting a little tired, but I'm planning ahead for the day when the carafe may fail. I would have to rate this carafe among the top 5 best buys of my kitchen acquisitions which are numerous and pricey! It has always kept my Peet's Coffee very tasty. It was expensive then but worth every penny!Date published: 2015-05-18Rated 5 out of 5 by FoodLover71 from Excellent quality This carafe looks nice and keeps my coffee hot for hours! I served coffee from the carafe 8 hours after preparing it and it was still very warm. Make sure you preheat the carafe with hot water for best results.Date published: 2014-05-13Rated 5 out of 5 by LovecookinginRoswellGa from The BEST Carafe! If you drink coffee...a must! We love coffee and not just one small cup. We will actually drink the whole pot. Our carafe keeps our coffee hot (steam comes out when we open the top) for HOURS. This morning, we made coffee at 7:15 and at 11:30, I poured my 3rd cup and it was steaming!!! This is amazing! I know it is expensive, but worth it!! Watch for a sale, if you don't want to spend the full amount!Date published: 2014-01-08Rated 5 out of 5 by bivinje from Alfi Thermal Carafes I am very pleased with my purchase. The coffee retains its reach flavor, and/or enhances it My husband loves it too. I think I am going to buy a larger size for when I entertain. The purchase that I just made recently is big enough for 5 cups or three mugs.Date published: 2013-11-24Rated 5 out of 5 by LivinginNYC from Must have this carafe! I have wanted this carafe for several years. It is expensive, and I had a perfectly fine, but not pretty, carafe and several lovely decorative tea and coffee pots while entertaining. Those are all in the cupboard now. Not only is this lovely (bought the white), it is durable. It definitely keeps the tea hot for 24 hours. I am now making my tea directly in the carafe. I drink my tea before going to work, and while I am heating my water the next morning, I can drink the leftovers from the day before...still hot! It is absolutely worth buying, don't hesitate. Once you get it you'll wonder how you lived without it. I may get another one for coffee. I ordered the medium size and it is not too big. I get only about 4 full "mugs"...so unless you want a very small pot on your table, get the larger size. If I get another for coffee I'll size up. p.s. you do need to push the stopper down firmly to best ensure the liquid stays hot.Date published: 2013-01-13Rated 5 out of 5 by northernair from Wonderful Carafe It is truly elegant and it does keep your beverages hot! I would recommend this product and I plan on buying other sizes.Date published: 2013-01-03Rated 5 out of 5 by Martena from the best thermal carafe Even though this carafe is expensive, but it kept my tea warm for over 36 hours. I poured boiling water inside and let it stand for 15 minutes before I put the hot tea in. I ordered a large size and it was just right for the tea I shared with my friend. Now I can drink several cups of tea per day without reheating the tea. The carafe is simple and beautiful. I am happy with the purchase. Thanks.Date published: 2012-11-07Rated 5 out of 5 by Joisygirl from Hot, hot hot! At a recent brunch we held at our house, we used the carafe for the first time. We put coffee in the carafe early morning and we were amazed how long the coffee stayed hot. The coffee was steaming when we poured it hours later into coffee mugs. Love the carafe and I cannot wait to use it for other beverages.Date published: 2012-06-27