Are you eager to make a mark by impressing your boss? But when you try to, you come out feeling embarrassed and dejected because your boss won’t give you the time of day and you just couldn’t understand why. So you begin to observe the boss’ favorite—your colleague, Bill.
Bill came into the office a bit late and had in his hands two steaming cups of coffee which he took straight into the boss’ office. After a few minutes, Bill came out of the boss’ office and, from his looks you could tell that they had just been having a good laugh. What the heck? After observing for the rest of the week that Bill always took two cups of coffee to the boss’ office every morning, you suddenly realize that you should start conditioning your boss in the morning with a cup of coffee too!
On your way home from work, you stop by the store to get some lovely Arabica coffee beans, a coffee grinder
and a coffee maker
. The next day, you get to the office early as usual, setup your secret weapon and start preparing the love portion for your boss before he arrives. And now you’ll be ready to walk into his office with not just a steaming cup of coffee, but the best cup of coffee the boss had ever had.
But the aroma of the freshly ground coffee beans had permeated the whole place and before you could take the coffee to your boss, like a hound following a scent, had traced the aroma to the office kitchen and is now standing before you with a look of earnest expectation. You present him with a mug of hot coffee
and thus begin a relationship you vow to milk to the last drop!
Unlike your rival Bill, you not only give the boss two cups every morning, but you keep a thermal flask with you from where you can constantly supply the boss’ coffee needs. Needless to say, you have now become the boss’ favorite and all your requests are met as they are preceded by a cup of hot coffee. With the boss’ birthday coming up, wouldn’t it be a great birthday gift to get your boss a coffee server that you can fill each morning with his own supply of freshly brewed coffee?
There are different types of coffee servers with different features. In this guide, we will help you find the best coffee server for you so you (and your boss) can enjoy a hot cup of coffee all day long.
The cost of a coffee server is not something that is fixed but will vary depending on certain factors which will include among other things size, material and quality. Brand name can also be a factor in determining the price of a coffee maker as known brands will tend to cost more because they have over time gained customer confidence where another brand offering the same quality or even more has not.
Generally speaking, you can get a good coffee server for from between $10 and $110.Like we noted earlier, their features will differ with the less expensive having less features and the more expensive having more features. So, if you need more features, it’s only expected that you pay more. You may even choose to go for much more features and quality by going for brands and models that cost way more than the price range we have given. This is okay as we will only be bothered if you were to decide to go for cheap coffee servers. Believe it when we tell you that they do not offer value for your money at all.
When choosing a coffee server, there are some important features that will determine the suitability of one over the other. It is important to note these features and to consider how they affect your use of the server. When you know the particular features that are important to you, it will be easier to choose the right coffee server…
- Ease of use
Let’s now take a close look at these.
Construction and Design
The first thing you are likely to notice about a coffee server is the material with which it is made. Most coffee servers you will see today are either made of glass, stainless steel or ceramic, with each of these different types presenting a different value. Here’s what they entail:
- Ceramic Server - This is a chic and elegant server with a traditional teapot look. These usually have high aesthetic value but are also fragile, requiring gentle handling. They are also not the best at keeping their content cold or hot.
- Glass Coffee Servers - These vary in their toughness and design. While glass is generally regarded as fragile, there are some hard glass that are tougher than normal glass. Some coffee servers are made entirely of glass while some have handles and lids made from other materials like plastic. The addition of non-conductive handles and lids, make it easier to handle the server when there is hot liquid in it. A glass coffee server might be a bit tougher than the ceramic server depending on the type of glass used and it can also be slightly more heat resistant also depending on the type of glass used.
- Stainless Steel Coffee Server This is, without a doubt, the toughest of them all. When you need a coffee server that can retain heat for many hours, you will need to look for one made of stainless steel. It is not the stainless steel that retains the heat but it is a suitable material for the type of construction required to insulate the server. So depending on how and where you intend to use your coffee server, look at the material that will be best.
After looking at the material, you want to ask yourself how long you want your coffee to stay hot for and what quantity of coffee you need to have ready. These two work hand in hand a lot of times. If you need a large capacity coffee server, you are either serving a large number of people at once or you need to have coffee ready for a long time. If you are serving a large number of persons then you may not be too concerned with keeping the coffee hot for hours as the entire coffee will be gone in a short while. If however you just need to have coffee ready through the day, then you need a server that will keep the coffee hot for as many hours as possible.
A good choice for this is any server with a vacuum seal. Heat requires a medium to be transferred as it cannot be transferred in a vacuum. A coffee server with a vacuum seal reduces to the barest minimum any contact point for heat (or cold) transfer by having two walls that are separated by a vacuum. There is very little contact between the two walls, ensuring that the coffee server retains the temperature of its content for much longer. Add these to your consideration factors so you can make an informed decision.
Performance and Ease of Use
The design of a coffee server can make it easier or more difficult to use. It can also make it suitable for multiple uses. Some coffee servers can be placed on a stove and used to heat water. Some are microwave-safe so you can also heat water very quickly. Some can be used as a pouring kettle for those who opt for pour over coffee while some can be the receptacle for your pour over coffee because they have the right opening to place the filter.
Most people like their coffee piping hot, it is therefore important that your coffee server is designed in such a way that it can be easily carried with its hot content. Some coffee servers try to achieve this by adding plastic handles or other materials that won’t conduct heat easily. You also need the coffee serving to be easy and neat. The serving design could be a pump style or pour style. Either way, you want it quick, smooth and neat. The less mess it makes, the better for you.
Making coffee can sometimes be a bit messy regardless of how careful you are. You need a coffee server that is easy to clean. Take note of whether it requires being hand washed or is dishwasher-safe. Considering all these factors will surely help you choose wisely.
To choose the right coffee server you need to know what you want. You cannot find what you want if you do not know what it is. Having read so far, you have seen features and factors that can influence your choice of a coffee server. Now look through our selected products, and find the one with the features that are important to you.
Congratulations on getting to the end of this review and guide. We hope you found the information you needed and more. It is now time to act and take that next important step by placing your order for the best coffee server that will enhance your coffee drinking experience and impress your guests with your serving style.