Originally Posted by MostlyWater
why would you want it to last for 4 hours? brew yourself a new pot! coffee's only fresh for about 20 min anyway.
Coffee put in a thermal carafe will stay fresh for a good 8 hours but only with a GOOD thermal carafe - I've done it and it's just like fresh-brewed.
peeper - I'm seriously thinking about investing the money in a commercial grade coffee thermal carafe. They are expensive but they WORK!!!!!!!!! We used to put coffee in in the morning and 12 hours later it it is hot enough to burn your hand! I wish someone would make one for the home - maybe hold 6 - 8 cups of brewed coffee.