Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe For hot coffee that tastes fresh hours after you brew it, make the switch to thermal. The Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe keeps coffee hot and fresh-tasting longer, thanks to its vacuum-sealed thermal stainless steel carafe. Just add fresh ground coffee and water, then right before you brew, quickly rinse the thermal carafe with hot water. This hot-water-rinsing step warms up the stainless steel to help it hold coffee's hot temperature longer. And because the thermal stainless steel carafe is insulating your hot coffee without the need for a heating plate, there's no fear of coffee losing its fresh, just-brewed flavor.