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Thermal coffee carafe makers

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Do you have a suggestion for the best thermal coffee maker? I've read reports on amazon and still can't decide. Have you ever heard of a brand called Zojirushi?

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  1. I'm in the same quandry. I want my next machine to be a thermal carafe version, but have yet to make a choice. I've heard of the Zojirushi brand, but nothing about this particular product. Sorry I couldn't help, but I'll be checking back to see if anyone else can.

    1. I don't know about current models, but my thermal carafe Krups has been brewing and keeping my office coffee reliably hot since 1990. (Is this a record for a coffeemaker?)

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        Anna 'Boo' Carroll

        Zojirushi makes a well known and respected rice cooker among other things. I thought they were Japanese but someone recently told me they're a Korean firm. I did not know they made coffee makers. Do Koreans and Japanese drink coffee? I'm sure they must. Isn't Starbucks in Japan? See how we've corrupted the world? Chuckle.

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        1. re: Anna 'Boo' Carroll

          No. Zojirushi is a Japanese company. Pretty old one, in fact. And why wouldn't Koreans and Japanese drink coffee?

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            Anna 'Boo' Carroll

            Thank you for clearing up the subject of their nationality. I had said they were Japanese and was told they were not. Since this person is a know-it-all I assumed he was right on this subject as well.

            I was kidding about the Japanese and Koreans not drinking coffee. However, since Tea is better for you and it is their national drink, I would assume they would be Tea drinkers. Like the Brits. I never could find a decent cup of coffee the whole time I lived there. But that was in the 60s and 70s. I'm sure that's changed.

            1. re: Anna 'Boo' Carroll

              Can't speak for Japan but Korean coffee has only been improved by the advent of Starbucks. All the coffeehounds can stop shrieking now. Pre-Starbucks, Koreans drank instant coffee for the most part, and a lot of it was from vending machines. Coffee as fuel rather than taste experience, I guess. Hey, they went from war-ravaged agrarian society to global economic player in 40 years. Who had time to be fussing about burr grinders and home roasting and the risks of over-extraction?

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              Anna 'Boo' Carroll

              Thank you for clearing up the subject of their nationality. I had said they were Japanese and was told they were not. Since this person is a know-it-all I assumed he was right on this subject as well.

              I was kidding about the Japanese and Koreans not drinking coffee. However, since Tea is better for you and it is their national drink, I would assume they would be Tea drinkers. Like the Brits. I never could find a decent cup of coffee the whole time I lived there. But that was in the 60s and 70s. I'm sure that's changed.

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            Anna 'Boo' Carroll

            Zojirushi makes a well known and respected rice cooker among other things. I thought they were Japanese but someone recently told me they're a Korean firm. I did not know they made coffee makers. Do Koreans and Japanese drink coffee? I'm sure they must. Isn't Starbucks in Japan? See how we've corrupted the world? Chuckle.

            1. I've been very happy with my Capresso Coffee TEC. Got it for my wedding three years ago from Williams Sonoma. Still going strong. And it has a milk frother for those days when you feel like a cafe au lait.

              1. I had a college cooking class and the instructor being a former caterer told us that Zojirushi made the best thermal carafes. He said they would keep the coffe hot forever and that's what he used in his business.

                1. Just don't get the Cuisinart Grind & Brew. The carafe is ok but the rest of it is a cleaning nightmare, it inexplicably overflowedd twice since we got it at Xmas (and it's on a timer so that means coffee all over the floor first thing in the morning), and you can only use about 1/2 c of beans so making 10 cups of strong coffee is not possible.