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The 10 Best Thermos for Coffee

Here are some of the best thermos you can buy to keep your coffee and other beverages warm through the day.

Here at The Coffee Chronicler, we’d love to test and try every single coffee gadget out there, but the fact is that there is only so much time available every day. 

For that reason, we have turned to the “wisdom of the crowds” for this article and handpicked the highest rated products from Amazon. We have looked at pros and cons from individual reviews, as well as the total rating to present the most accurate advice.

In an ideal universe we’d all be drinking freshly brewed coffee extracted from the best coffee beans in the world.

But that utopia is still a bit away for most people. This means that the coffee thermos is still an invaluable companion for the working force for whom caffeine is also known as the elixir of life.

We have curated a list of the top rated flasks and thermos based on what actual users say.

the best coffee thermos of 2020

1: Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Wide Mouth Bottle

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle...

The Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle works two ways, letting your drink stay warm or cool for up to 24 hours. It is made BPA free, and is rust proof stainless steel, so there wouldn’t be any performance issues. It comes in three size variations: 1.1qt, 1.5qt and 2qt. The lid also doubles up as an eight-ounce cup.

In a rather detailed review on Amazon, a user claimed that this was the best thermos they have come across. It is perfectly functional and does the job as should be done and is very durable and sturdy. The only complain they had with the product was that the cup could have been larger, especially for the 2qt version. 

Another more critical reviewer had issues with its durability; saying the insulation part started falling apart within a year. 

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2: Thermos Stainless King Vacuum Insulated Beverage Bottle

Thermos Stainless King 68...

This 68-ounce thermos is made of durable stainless steel for the exterior and interior. It will keep liquids warm or cold for up to 24 hours. It is always cool to touch, no matter how hot the liquid inside is, and is also sweat proof. 

A reviewer who performed some basic tests to check the functionality of the thermos said that it managed to retain ice cubes for over 14 hours in the cold coffee they made, and didn’t have any noticeable water flavor dilutions due to the ice. Whereas they made hot coffee before sleeping, and it was still hot and steaming when they woke up. 

On the contrary, another reviewer wasn’t that impressed by the product. Saying that it performs its basic job, but isn’t an outstanding product and that there are better ones in the market. 

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3: Airpot Thermal Coffee Carafe and Coffee Server

Cresimo 101 Oz (3L) Airpot...

This long heat and cold retention thermos keeps liquids warm up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24. Made with stainless steel on the interior and exterior, it is strong and durable enough to withstand everyday use. It has a capacity to hold 3 liters of liquid. 

Users claim that this product has a good value for the money, and one said that they could leave water in this before going to sleep and it would still stay hot in the morning. 

Although some reviewers had issues with the thermos not keeping the liquid warm for long enough. But they said that their product was replaced free of cost, and the new one does the job fine. 

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4: Fijoo Stainless Steel Thermos Bottle 

Best Stainless Steel Coffee...

This thermos has a triple wall vacuum insulation, and is BPA free. It is an easy carry, no spill, leak proof, thermos that work great for everyday use. It comes in multiple sizes, so you can choose which one suits your needs the best. 

Most people only have great things to say about this thermos. Saying that it the perfect size, and lightweight enough to keep it in your backpack or shoulder bag and travel. 

The only issue a few people had was that it was slightly overpriced, yet they liked the product enough to not mind it that much. 

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5: Thermos Stainless King Travel Tumbler

Thermos Stainless King...

Aside from retaining water temperature for long periods of time, this travel tumbler has a built-in tea hook which easily holds tea bags and most loose leaf infusers. It has a capacity of 16-ounces, making it perfect to carry on the go. 

A long time user on Amazon said that they have been using it five days a week for 6 years, and the product is still in perfect condition. They said that they just throw it in their backpack and forget to worry about it, thanks to it being absolutely leak proof. 

Another reviewer, had a few issues with the difficulty they had in cleaning the lid. And said that the customer service for this brand was pretty bad. 

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6: Thermal Coffee Carafe/Double Walled Vacuum Thermos

Cresimo 68 Oz Stainless Steel...

This stainless steel thermos has Cresimo’s vacuum insulation technology that lock in cold temperatures for 24 hours and hot ones for 12 hours, and also works well in preserving the flavor. It also has a push button that opens the pour sprout easily, making single hand pouring easy. 

Most people have good things to say about this product, saying that the carafe works well and the product exceeds expectations. Whereas one reviewer claimed that the people giving bad reviews probably open their thermos too many times to let the liquid retain temperature. 

Although some people had issues with it not being able to keep the liquids warm for longer periods of time as claimed by the description. 

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7: Thermos Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Carafe

Thermos 51 Ounce Vacuum...

With a capacity of 51-ounces, this stainless steel thermos keeps liquids warm for up to 12 hours, and cold for 24 hours. The large mouth makes filling and cleaning the product very easy. The thermos stays cool to touch even when the liquid inside is piping hot, and is condensation free when cold.

Users of this product praise the functionality and durability; one saying that it is handy if you like to drink hot water or need hot water for multiple purposes throughout the day. 

While other also claimed that the temperature retentions of this product was great and up to the expectations. 

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8: Coffee Carafe double walled Large Insulated Vacuum flask

Coffee Carafe (68 Oz) - Keep...

Designed with S201 double wall vacuum insulation, this carafe preserves the aroma of your drink along with the temperature. It keeps the liquids warm for 12 hours, and cold for 24 hours. With a capacity of 68-ounces, it works well for the whole family. 

A valuable user reviewed that they have gone through a number of thermos in the past two years, and this one was the best they came across; keeping the temperature intact and being completely leak proof. 

Most people claimed that the product does what it is meant to, and had nothing bad to say about the thermos. 

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9: Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Flask

Hydro Flask Travel Coffee...

This BPA free and phthalate-free thermos keeps liquid cold for 24 hours, and warm for up to 6 hours, and is made with food-grade stainless steel. It comes with a Hydro Flip lid to help reduce spills. 

A user said that this product was worth every penny, and that this is the only stainless steel thermos they have come across that doesn’t leave a material taste in their coffee. They said that there was no metallic taste and no dribble with this thermos. 

Although a few people had issues saying that the lid would start leaking badly, and that it the dribble increase as the time goes by.

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10: VonShef Thermal Airpot Carafe Coffee Beverage Dispenser

VonShef Thermal Airpot Carafe...

This thermos comes in size variations of 3 and 5 liters, and is suitable for retaining temperature for long periods. The capacity makes it appropriate for parties and camping as well. There is a safety lock that ensures you don’t accidentally spill coffee while travelling with the thermos. 

Most people say that this thermos is perfect for parties and large family gathering, thanks to its big size, and that it keeps liquid piping hot for over 7 hours. 

One user has issues with its durability, saying that the lid broke after a couple of uses.  

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Buying Guide

When buying a new thermos there are a few things your need to consider so that you can find one that suits your needs the best. Here are a few things you may want to consider:

  • How big should the thermos be?

What capacity of liquid do you need? Will you be carrying it in your bag through the day, or do you need it for the whole family? Makes sure you know how you are going to be using it before deciding on the size.

  • How long do you need the temperature to be retained? 

Would a thermos that keeps liquid warm for six hours be enough for you, or do you need one for up to 24 hours. Invest accordingly. 

Further Reading: The Best Mug Warmers

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