Carafes & Decanters
Carafes & Decanters
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Glass Carafes and Decanters
There are carafes and decanters in a great number of varieties.
Here you will find them all. Plus all you need to know in order to choose the right glass carafes and decanters fitting your needs and expectations. To provide our readers with the best experience and information, we analysed, collected and summed up all there is you need to know in order to find the right glass carafe or decanter. Either just scroll through and stop at the headers of interest for you or use the index to the right to navigate through our portal and jump right to what you’re looking for.
A Glass Carafe as simple as it looks is a very versatile product; one can use it for many different occasions, no matter the time of the year, and it can contain many different beverages. Starting from the obvious water, to water with flavours or fruits, refreshing drinks such as fruit juices or soft drinks, as well as warm coffee or alcoholic drinks and spirits like wine or whiskey. It is made for everybody and suits almost every person’s needs in terms of drinking.
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Apart from its inarguable usability and comfort, glass carafes and decanters are a beautiful item to place on top of your living room table, sideboard or even on top of the garden table when the weather allows it. Also, there are diverse shapes, details, functions and sizes available that make a glass carafe suitable to any personal taste.
Why should you choose a glass carafe instead of a plastic carafe?
Plastic carafes, especially the cheaper ones, are prone to scratching, staining, and odour retention when used often. Also plastic often contains BPA, which is an industrial chemical that may negatively impact neural and behavioural health.
Glass carafes on the other hand, are not as easily scratched, stained or retaining odours as plastic. Carafes made of glass tend to be more durable than most of their plastic counterparts. Although they may shatter more easily when handed roughly or dropped.
Glass is transparent and stain-resistant
Glass is less prone to scratching
Glass is more fragile than plastic
Glass is more expensive than plastic
There are many variations of water carafes. Depending on the use and intentions given, they vary from very stylish and well designed to comfortable usability, handling & cleaning. There are also carafes especially designed to help infuse water with fruits, herbs & flavors. This can be an amazing help to reduce the amount of consumed sugary & fuzzy drinks as you'll be able to create your individual all natural flavored drinks.
One of the most amazing effects of a water carafe is that it will, if placed well, continuously remind you of drinking water as it is standing nearby, decoratively enriching your living room table, desk or working place.
Apart from the design, your water carafe should fulfil all your expectations and intentions for use. Therefore you should pay attention to quite some aspects, such as size, height and diameter so that the water carafe can fit where you plan on storing it, e.g. into the fridge’s door for a refreshing drink on hot summer days.
The coffee out of a Chemex coffee maker will no longer be bitter or have sediments. Pure, clear and flavourful are three adjectives that coffee enthusiasts use to describe the coffee poured out of a Chemex. The combination of the Coffee maker's non-porous glass and the filters of the brand make the coffee taste delicious. You can also decide how strong or light you want your coffee to be, without meaning that it will be watery or too bitter.
Brewing coffee with Chemex is not only getting the perfect and desired result, but also a sort of ritual for coffee lovers. Grinding the coffee at the right ground, taking the filter and placing it carefully into the coffee maker, pouring the water and slowly realising how the coffee "blooms" and then watching it filter and drip is a total enjoyment.
The Chemex coffee maker collection is also perfect for iced coffee and coffee flavoring for gourmet recipes.
Decanting wine allows the wine to fully unfold its potential and taste. A wine decanter or carafe lets the wine breathe and at the same time makes it easier to serve.
There are many types, shapes and sizes of wine decanters and carafes to match glass ranges and personal taste. A wine decanter is also a simply beautiful way of displaying and serving your favourite wines to yourself and to your guests. Decanting a wine, whether it is a young wine in order to aerate it or an old wine in order to filter the sediment, is too considered a ceremony always worth a comment, draws attention and therefore the wine itself receives greater appreciation.
There are quite a few things to keep in mind when deciding on a wine decanter or carafe, such as functionality, usability, clean-ability and of course your personal taste & style.
Serving wine via either of both tools is now an affordable and accessible ceremony for all.
Wine Aerators are small pouring tools that help the oxygenation and aeration of a wine. The use of an aerator will affect the wine's final taste.
Usually one aerates younger wines, like red wines with a tannic profile (e.g. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah) in order to soften the tannins. But also white wines like Chardonnay can benefit from aerating. In younger red wines the tannins can make the wine harsh and have negative impact on the taste. Aerating the wine softens and smoothes out the flavour.
One notices a remarkable difference after aerating a younger wine, as it “opens up” the aromas and softens the flavour, making it desirable to drink.
For those who are serious about their spirits, nothing says sophistication quite like a whiskey decanter.
A whisky decanter truly is a gentleman’s (or –woman’s) salute to a civilized time when men drank like men, wore hats, shaved with a straight razor and smoked from a pipe. It’s admirably adding a classical gentleman’s (or –woman’s) touch. Furthermore it is expressing ones individuality and appreciation to the value of the whiskey.
There are few things to make sure your next Whisky decanter provides before deciding. Regarding quality, material, balance & of course the design and most importantly health, as there is an issue with crystal decanters. We will fill you in on all of this.
Ever wondered what's the difference between whiskey & whisky? That's pretty simple but to some more important than to others.
History and origin of glass carafes and decanters
Carafes & decanters describe vessels made of glass, which are used to display, store and serve drinks. Non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks. The ancient romans pioneered with the use of glass as material for carafes. Then for a long period decanters were mostly made of metals, gold, silver and bronze. Due to progress and new techniques in manufacturing and processing glass, within the last couple centuries, class carafes & decanters became more trending. Now they are used for almost any drink, thanks to their stylish and symbolic serving purpose. They are also referred to as pitchers, but more commonly when it comes to water or beer.
Carafes & Decanters are adding value to any occasion and they're found at various places, cafés, restaurants, meeting rooms and many many more. Which is another proof for how established they are and how they can add value to any location.