ISSUE 26  |  Farmhouse Style

Tabletop: Classic Thermal Carafe from Alfi

November 17, 2009 4:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Thermal carafes are widely used in Europe; our favorite is the Thermal Carafe, made by the German company Alfi since 1914. It keeps liquids hot or cold for up to sixteen 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 starts at $179 at Williams-Sonoma.