Every coffee drinker lives and dies by their carafe. For such an unassuming component of your coffee maker, it is vitally important. Without it, you would have to brew one cup at a time, and not all coffee makers can do that. The standard coffee carafe is made of heat-resistant glass and gives you an immediate visual confirmation of how much coffee is left and whether you need to make more. However, glass carafes can be fragile and sometimes need replacing. One of the best replacement options is a thermal carafe. Usually made of stainless steel, they are much more durable than glass and keep your coffee hot longer, so you can enjoy a fresh cup without concern that it has heated too long. The reliable sellers on eBay have a huge variety of replacement carafes to fit any coffee machine. Keep your cool with a fresh, hot cup of coffee from your new carafe and do not stay up all night.