A carafe[a] is a glass container without handles used for serving wine and other drinks. Unlike the related decanter, carafes do not include stoppers.

A glass carafe

Coffee pots included in coffee makers are also referred to as carafes in American English.

In France, carafes are commonly used to serve water. To order a carafe d'eau ("carafe of water") is to request to be served (free) tap water rather than bottled water at a cost. In Greece, in tavernas or similar establishments, carafes are normally used to serve draught wine.

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  1. ^ Pronounced /kəˈræf/.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Carafes at Wikimedia Commons