Coffee Cozy Joins Tea Cozies to Keep Drinks Hot!

When you think of a cozy, you may imagine a round teapot sitting on a kitchen table that you'll match with a breakfast goodie and a mug of hot tea. Or you may be reminded of the high teas of the Victorian era -- delicate China teapots and plates filled with finger sandwiches beautifully set out on lace tablecloths.

 
 Western Tea Tabard teapot cozy covers many kinds of teapots to keep tea hot for up to an hour. All of this retailer's tea cozies and French press coffee covers have different fabrics on each side.

Western Tea Tabard teapot cozy covers many kinds of teapots to keep tea hot for up to an hour. All of this retailer's tea cozies and French press coffee covers have different fabrics on each side.

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But did you know cozies also keep coffee hot? Sometimes coffee drinkers enjoy carrying their coffee carafes from electric coffee makers into the bedroom, so they can snuggle down under a soft blanket with an interesting book and a mug of hot coffee. Or perhaps they move to the TV room or a crafting area. Some of these creative drinkers recently discovered what tea drinkers have used for centuries to keep drinks hot. They began covering their carafes with a large tea cozy originally designed to completely cover a teapot.

 
 Tea Tabard teapot cozy, now also used to cover coffee carafes from electric coffee makers or vacuum pots and free you from the kitchen.

Tea Tabard teapot cozy, now also used to cover coffee carafes from electric coffee makers or vacuum pots and free you from the kitchen.

 Coffee Carafe tea cozy perfectly fits coffee carafes from electric coffeemakers, as well as carafes from vacuum pots (see below).

Coffee Carafe tea cozy perfectly fits coffee carafes from electric coffeemakers, as well as carafes from vacuum pots (see below).

 

Linda in South Carolina, who bought a cozy online, is typical of these resourceful folks. She emailed the manufacturer to say:

“The large cozy fits the coffee carafe perfectly!  I'm so excited! My husband will be thrilled Christmas morning, and I will no longer be irritated because I won't have to deal with a dish towel wrapped around the coffee carafe (now why that bothered me Freud will have to figure out)!”

Coffee connoisseurs love the entertaining vacuum pot. This brewing system has two carafes with one sitting on top of the other. Water boils in the bottom carafe then flows up through a tube to the top carafe, which contains the ground coffee. After the water and coffee mix, the delicious brew flows back down into the bottom carafe. After removing the carafe from its heat source, coffee lovers have covered it with a Tea Tabard cozy to keep it at a drinkable temperature.

 
 

Brian from Tampa, Florida, says: “I have been using my new cozy with my Bodum vac pot. It does an EXCELLENT job of keeping the coffee warm in the pot. It fits perfectly over the pot. I was worried about that because the handle sticks out pretty far. But it actually looks like it was made to fit.”

French press users also complained that their coffee cooled too quickly. After discovering towels wrapped around their presses helped hold in the heat for a short time, they began looking for better solutions. For years, they searched kitchen shops and the Internet in vain. 

But now it’s no longer necessary to make do with tea cozies and kitchen towels to keep your drinks hot because coffee cozies have hit the market!

 
 

If you would like a coffee cozy, look for one with a heat retaining insulation, such as the Thinsulate insulation used in winter clothing, or batting in quilt making. Wrap-around designs are available, but cozies designed to cover the entire carafe or French press hold in heat longer because heat rises from the top. Once the delicious coffee is a fond memory, you can place the coffee cozy in a drawer or hang it on a hook, where it’s ready for the next brewing session! 

 
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