Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz

Last updated date: December 13, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Coffee Servers and dug through the reviews from 17 of the most popular review sites including Kitchen Picker, Full Moon Cafe, The Z8, Space Mazing, Koobie's Coffee, Review Meta, Heavy, Why Not Coffee, Top 10 Best Today, Best-24, AG Ferrari, Top Ten Review, Coffee Gear X, Food Shark Marfa, The Mommy Daily, Top Off My Coffee Please and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Coffee Server you should buy.

Overall Take

Since the Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz was tested by a CNAS accredited lab, you can feel confident that it has been proven to hold heat for up to 24 hours. The ergonomic handle has a button at the top for opening the no-spill spout. This allows you to pour drinks with just one hand. With each purchase comes a complimentary cleaning brush and a two-year warranty. In our analysis of 116 expert reviews, the Pykal Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 13, 2019:
Checkout The Best Coffee Server for a detailed review of all the top coffee servers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
2,586 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It comes with a cleaning brush to keep the interior sparkling. It is suitable for beverages like tea, coffee, milk, juice, creamer and likewise.
- The 10 Pro
October 22, 2019 | Full review
No Spill spout system and has free cleaning brush included.
- Kitchen Picker
December 15, 2019 | Full review
The affordable price tag for the quality it manages to deliver.
- Full Moon Cafe
October 27, 2019 | Full review
The vacuum insulation plays a role in keeping the drink fresh and taste even after many hours of storage. The heavy-duty stainless steel construction ensures it lasts long whereas the smooth finish makes cleanup simple.
- The Z8
September 8, 2019 | Full review
It is probably the cheapest stainless steel coffee carafe on this list but its fancy design makes it outrank even some of the high-quality coffee carafes.
- Space Mazing
The carafe is outfitted with vacuum insulation. The seal makes sure your hot coffee remains hot without affecting the temperature of the exterior.
- Koobie's Coffee
December 15, 2019 | Full review
Top lid and handle feature a chrome construction for easy handling.
- Heavy
February 15, 2019 | Full review
The units specially designed pouring mechanism and lip work to keep the coffee in your cup and not on your counters. A press of the button and your hot coffee is on its way to your cup.
- Why Not Coffee
October 3, 2018 | Full review
It is equipped with German engineered advanced vacuum insulation technology that enables it to keep your beverages hot up to 24 hours.
- Top 10 Best Today
Press-button technology, no-spill spout: the insulated coffee carafe uses a press-button opening mechanism for single hand use and a simple press of the lid vacuum seals the carafe back in place.
- Best-24
December 15, 2019 | Full review
The body is 18/10 stainless steel, and there’s a push-button mechanism for easy, one-handed pouring.
- AG Ferrari
April 10, 2019 | Full review
It is able to keep your beverage at the hot or cold temperature for up to 24 hours very effectively and the capacity is 2 liters.
- Top Ten Review
What we like about this model is its specially designed spout that will prevent spillage from occurring.
- Coffee Gear X
December 15, 2019 | Full review
Hand and lid are made from solid metal
- Food Shark Marfa
December 15, 2019 | Full review
Both the handle and top tops are produced using a strong chrome material that is anything but difficult to get a handle on.
- The Mommy Daily
It comes with a 2-year warrantee and an extra cleaning brush just for an extra touch.
- Top Off My Coffee Please
September 21, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Not recommended for dishwasher cleaning.
- Kitchen Picker
December 15, 2019 | Full review
The handle can occasionally become a bit hot to the touch.
- Full Moon Cafe
October 27, 2019 | Full review
I would give Pykal minus points for designing an inappropriate handle.
- Koobie's Coffee
December 15, 2019 | Full review
A few caution the carafe should be warmed with tea kettle water for best results.
- Heavy
February 15, 2019 | Full review
Needs pre-heating to reach 24 hours.
- Why Not Coffee
October 3, 2018 | Full review
The instruction manual has many mistakes.
- Best-24
December 15, 2019 | Full review
It’s a bit more expensive than the Hiware
- AG Ferrari
April 10, 2019 | Full review
The only caveat we note with this product is that the handle ​position makes it a little bit awkward to hold. Especially considering that this coffee carafe has a high capacity of 2 L ​so it is quite heavy when full.
- Coffee Gear X
December 15, 2019 | Full review
Leaks despite the claims of top seal leak-proof
- Food Shark Marfa
December 15, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

✅ Pykal’s Thermal Coffee carafe holds 2 liters(68 oz) and great for serving hot or cold beverages. ✅ This ultramodern sleek design adds style and grace to your kitchen. It comes in 2 colors - Silver and Gold. You are purchasing the SILVER one in this listing; ✅ The solid double-wall stainless steel construction and insulation ensures that the heat doesn't escape the carafe whilst keeping the outside cool and easy to touch/hold. ✅ The stainless steel surface is very easy to clean with hot water only but to aid in thorough cleaning included is a PREMIUM-GRADE Cleaning brush which helps you get the carafe sparkling clean. ✅ Perfect for the family, a dinner party or office. Simply fill the flask with your favorite beverage, hot or cold, serve and enjoy! ✅ Ideal use - as a tea/coffee thermos, milk carafe, creamer carafe, juice, wine, water pitcher. Important Notes: ❌ DO NOT put the Carafe in the dishwasher or submerge it in the sink as this will allow water to penetrate through the inner and outer cylinders and damage the insulation. ❌The top of your carafe has been mechanically sealed to provide for better insulation results and as such is not detachable. Be Surprised by our Quality • When you are purchasing this carafe, you are purchasing Quality. Each carafe has been tested by Pykal QC team, but if you still happen to have any issue, we are here to assist you and look forward to putting a SMILE on your face. THERMAL RETENTION – TESTED IN AN ACCREDITED LABORATORY ✅ Hot Insulation Test temperatures of 12H≥160℉(71°C), 24H≥140℉(60°C) as per LAB tests done at room temperature with starting temperature of water recorded at 203℉ (95°C) and Carafe being 95% full * (Important - Read the 3 steps below) ✅ Cold beverages stay cold for well over 24 hours. * To achieve the Best Thermal Performance, you must follow these 3 steps (we also call them laws of PHYSICS) - 1. PREHEAT the Carafe by pouring a few cups of boiling hot water in the carafe and leaving it there for 10 mins. 2. POUR beverage as hot as you possibly can. The hotter the beverage, the longer it is going to stay hot. 3. Start out with carafe being 90-95% FULL. As the beverage levels drops in the carafe, the heat dissipates to the upper levels of the carafe and somewhat absorbed by the stainless steel wall; This is due to PHYSICS. Hence at only 15-20% full coffee will not stay steaming hot for much longer unless the carafe is topped up. This is common with Thermal Carafes. INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH, NOT IN PLASTIC PYKAL CARAFE ✅ The inside lip that makes contact with drink is BPA Free Silicon which is Food grade. ✅ Yes, our handle and lid is made of solid metal and not plastic. OTHER CARAFES ❌ PLASTIC makes contact with your drink. This is common in rotating style lids ❌ Use a plastic handle and lid that is easy to break or get RUST POURING IS EASY Step 1 - Push button to open the lid To open carafe, push the button and the lid pops out. It is important to note the position of the thumb. Step 2 - Pouring is Easy To pour make sure the thumb position is like shown in picture. Now control the flow by applying or releasing pressure on the lid/push button. After practicing 3-4 times, you will become perfect. We have "instruction videos" available to assist you if needed

Overall Product Rankings

1. Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 26
2. Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 13
4. Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 17
5. Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 101-Oz
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
6. BUNN Coffee Server, 102-Oz
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Vondior Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Brijo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Bellemain Coffee Server, 74-Oz
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1
10. Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 60-Cup
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Coffee Servers

Instead of making multiple pots of coffee throughout the day to accommodate the number of people in your office, use a coffee server. Coffee servers not only hold a large number of cups of coffee, but they are also able to keep the coffee hot and fresh all day long. They work great for any type of large gathering, including a book club, support group, bingo night or anniversary party.

As you begin your search for the best coffee server, look for models made from 18/8 stainless steel, as this material is not only durable but also does not absorb flavors. That means you can serve hazelnut coffee one day and vanilla the next. Stainless steel is also resistant to stains, which coffee is known to cause.

Check the coffee server’s insulation next. The Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz uses vacuum insulation technology to keep coffee and tea hot for up to 12 hours and ice tea and juice cold for up to 24 hours. It also has a double-wall interior lining to keep the internal temperature hot, but the exterior temperature nice and cool. Some German-engineered models can preserve the temperature of hot beverages for as long as 24 hours, which is only necessary if you have a long-running event, such as a lock-in or a dance-off.

Examine the lid and spout to determine how they operate. The Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz has a wide mouth for adding ice to cold beverages and a pump-action top that works with just one press. Other models have a two-way dispenser so that users can either fill their entire mug or top off a mug that still has some coffee in it. Some units even have a safety lock to prevent spills that could lead to a harmful burn.

Look at the coffee server’s handle to ensure it’s comfortable to hold. The Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz has an ergonomic handle that is made of chrome. Not only does it making pouring the coffee a breeze, but it’s also heat-proof. Even though the contents of the server are hot, the handle won’t be.

Consider any extras the coffee server may offer. With the Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup, you’ll get a free cleaning brush, an indicator light that lets you know when the coffee has reached its intended temperature and internal water levels marking to guide you in properly filling the server to accommodate the number of people you are expecting at your event.

DYWM Fun Fact

It is believed that back in 800 A.D. a tribe of goats ate fruit from a Coffea plant. Those tending to the goats noticed that the animals started to behave strangely. This led to a local man creating the first cup of coffee from the plant and discovering its ability to keep a person awake.

Here are a few more interesting facts about this popular beverage:

  • Sweden actually banned coffee for a time back in 1746.
  • Residents of New York drink more coffee than anyone else in America.
  • Brazil produces a third of the world’s coffee supply.
  • Instant coffee was first created in England in 1771 but didn’t make an appearance in America until 1910.
  • The Guinness World Record for biggest coffee serving was awarded in 2019 in Colombia for a cup that held 6,007 gallons of coffee.

The Coffee Server Buying Guide

  • Consider going with a coffee server that has a warranty. Many offer a 1- or 2-year warranty, as they believe in the quality of their product.
  • Check for any outside testings, awards or acknowledgments. You may find that a coffee server has been tested by an accredited lab and found to live up to its claims about its ability to retain heat. That information can help you come to a decision when you’re wavering between two or three models.
  • Read the product label to determine how long the server takes to fully heat up. Some may take as long as 40 minutes to get the coffee to your desired temperature.
  • While coffee does come with some nutritional benefits, drinkers must be careful about how much coffee they consume in a day. One can suffer a caffeine overdose if they have too much.
  • You’ll need to clean your coffee server after each use. You’ll need to do this by hand. Once you rinse out any remaining coffee, add warm water and a drip of an anti-grease dish detergent. Use a cleaning brush to reach all the areas within the server and then rinse clean. You can dry the server with a lint-free cloth or allow it to air dry before the next use.
  • When comparing coffee server prices, you must first look at how many ounces the unit holds. The Cresimo Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz, for example, costs less than the Vondior Coffee Server, 102-Oz, as it holds 34 fewer ounces. Next, you’ll need to compare features. The Hamilton Beach Coffee Server, 48-Cup is higher in price than the Pykal Thermal Coffee Server, 68-Oz because it has an indicator light and a 2-way dispenser.