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Old 08-28-2008, 10:48 PM   #11
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Forgot about heating the thermos - VERY good point.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:51 PM   #12
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Oh its no secret... I am a straight up coffee snob and proud of it!!!!
I'm not a snob - I'm an addict.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:18 AM   #13
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why would you want it to last for 4 hours? brew yourself a new pot! coffee's only fresh for about 20 min anyway.
hahahha, you sound like my boyfriend! I'll drink coffee that is just over an hour old, but he brews a new pot for just about every cup he has.
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Old 08-29-2008, 06:54 AM   #14
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Pre-heating is the solution. I do that when I make the 10 hour drive to visit my Mom. It doesn't have to be an expensive thermos or thermal carafe either, I use two $5 ones that I got at Big Lots. Fill it with hot/boiling water and I let it sit for 15-20 minutes then empty and fill with the coffee. It is still good and hot for the last leg og the drive.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:19 AM   #15
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thank you sooooo much guys for all your input! i will definately preheat before brewing coffee. thanks again sooo much!!!
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:44 AM   #16
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Hot coffee? A luxury I almost never get. It is always somewhat cooled by the time I am drinking it but I really don't mind.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:06 AM   #17
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why would you want it to last for 4 hours? brew yourself a new pot! coffee's only fresh for about 20 min anyway.
I can't imagine drinking 4 hour old coffee either. I do what Starbuck's does, dump all the coffee after 1 hr. Actually mine gets dumped before that. I want my coffee fresh. I can't stand the smell or the taste of coffee that has been sitting on a hot burner for over an hour. I'm high maintenance.

But if you insist on keeping coffee for several hours, I would definitely do the thermos thing.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:22 AM   #18
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This thread got me looking for my carafe. I wanted to see if it was glass insert and it is. I preheated it with hot water , then poured the fresh coffee in it. I really don't remember how long it would stay hot but I shall find out today.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:26 AM   #19
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I'm so busy at work these days... my coffee is always luke warm before I get to it.
It smells nice sitting on my desk though.
Hot is better!
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:37 AM   #20
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Our last two pots have been Krupps. They both have had the thermal carafes that keep the coffee hot for at least 4 hours. And when I say hot I mean hot as if it had just been brewed no more than 10 minutes ago. We never pre-heated the carafe, but I have no doubt that if we did then the coffee would have stayed hotter hours longer. I have done that before with other carafes and it really works.

I am not recommending getting a Krupps though. Our first one was great and I would have happily recommended it, but this new one stinks.

As for why anyone would want to keep coffee that long, My wife wakes up hours earlier than me on the weekend. She makes a pot of coffee and has hers. I wake up 2, 3, even 4 hours later and can go and just pour my cup. It takes exactly as if it were made that minute. It is a great convenience.
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