A perennial favorite in Europe, carafes like ours have been produced by the German company Alfi since 1914. It keeps liquids hot or cold for up to 16 hours, thanks to a double-walled, vacuum-sealed glass liner. Made of solid brass with a white lacquer finish and chrome-plated trim, the carafe makes a handsome addition to the breakfast table. The small carafe is 22-oz. cap., 7" high. The large carafe is 34-oz. cap., 9 1/2" high. The extra-large carafe is 51-oz. cap., 11" high.