tend to be tall, skinny and hard to carry steadily on a smooth serving tray, when serving breakfast in bed, or outside on a patio?
Some short, squatty caraffes that are stable on a tray are made and work quite well, when carried on a serving tray; this I understand.
But why are the vast majority of free-standing thermal carafes tall and skinny? They don't seem to be significantly easier to carry by themselves. They take up a bit less counter space, and a bit less space on a carrying trey, but the smaller footprint seems hardly worth the tippy-ness on the trey, and a slightly bigger carrying trey seems a lot more sensible solution to issues of carrying space on the trey.
Is it a shipping advantage to have taller skinnier cylinders?
Curious about carafes.