Carafes & cooling

Carafes: Cool refreshments served in style

A precious carafe is one of the most beautiful ways to serve a drink on hot summer days or for a drink in between. Whether lime, raspberry or orange - fresh fruits give beverages that special something.

Carafes: Drinks served in style

Drinking is more than just enjoyment. For humans it is very important to consume a sufficient amount of liquid every day. After all, the human body consists of 60% water. The water is the means of transport with which the cells are supplied with nutrients from head to toe. The body also needs water to transport toxic substances out of the body.

Drinking enough water every day is not easy. Here are a few handy tips to help you drink a sufficient amount of liquids. It is important: to not only drink when you are thirsty.



  1. You should always have a bottle of water with you. A beautiful carafe placed on your dining table or desk will remind you to drink.
  2. If you drink a certain amount of water in the morning, you can reward yourself with breakfast.
  3. Each glass you drink should be refilled straight away.

How much water should you drink a day?

The general rule of thumb is: Healthy people should drink 30 to 40 millilitres of water per kilogramme body weight. Of course, the amount increases when it is very hot or during periods of strenuous exercise.


Refreshments from the carafe

If mineral water is too boring, you can spice it up with just a little effort and turn it into a tasty refreshment. This not only provides added variety in terms of taste, – served in a beautiful carafe it also turns a nicely set table into a true eyecatcher! Add some taste to your water with various fruits such as raspberry, lemon and co., or a dash of juice or some ginger. A precious glass carafe such as the stylish EMSA carafes  are a real feast for the eyes – and makes drinking much more fun! On hot days in particular, the EMSA carafes with cooling station ensure long-lasting cool drinks.  

The EMSA carafe – a true eyecatcher for all occasions

Whether at dinner with the family, a large party or at work – an EMSA carafe is perfect for virtually any occasion. Whether with classic stainless steel elements or plastic in trendy colours –carafes are genuine eyecatchers that inspire us to drink.

And the clever cooling carafes are not just good for water, but also for juice, spritzers, wine or cocktails are also kept nice and cool. How about some tasty, homemade ginger-lemon lemonade? 

What do we need?

  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 1-2 lemons
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • 1 litre mineral water
  • 1 twig of lemon verbena
  • Ice cubes

Homemade lemonade is a wonderful refreshment on hot summer days and therefore gone in no time. But if some does remain left over: Many of the EMSA carafes even fit in the refrigerator door!

Refreshments for large groups: Ice cubes from the ice bucket

Sometime we need to provide cool drinks to large groups of people, e.g. when throwing a big party and ice cubes are then paramount for cooling down the drinks. A rule of thumb for a successful party is: Always have enough ice cubes!

The best way is to store them in a beautiful ice bucket with lid. This not only looks good, but also keeps ice cubes cold for a long time. For instance, the FLOW Slim ice bucket  made of stainless steel provides cooling for several hours – ideal for any cocktail party. And an ice bucket with lid and tongs is hygienic and: no more puddles!

How to make crushed ice for the ice bucket

If you do not want to buy ice cubes you can also make them yourself very easily even without a special ice cube tray. For instance, you can use an empty box of chocolates. This results in beautifully shaped ice cubes that look great in a cocktail. What also works: Take a watertight plastic bag or a flat box with water and place in the freezer. After a few hours, you can remove the block of ice from the freezer, wrap a towel around it and crush it to pieces and then add it to the ice bucket. This gives you crushed ice that is just perfect for popular drinks such as Caipirinha or Mojito.