When you order a cup, a carafe is brought to your place at the table or counter so you can refill your cup as needed.
There is another scene in which Meredith pours a cup of coffee from a carafe in the kitchen she shares with Knox.
My only line was, I pour some water from a carafe into a glass and say, “Here, Harry, have some water and calm down.”
The fellow saluted and went out, presently to return with a carafe full of water, and a glass.
Iredale produced a decanter and glasses and a carafe of water.
Both men started instantly to hand her the carafe that stood on a table near by.
He flew and returned with a glass, the decanter of brandy and a carafe of water.
There was an empty inkstand there also, and a carafe of water with a glass by it.
The speaker then paused, and took a sip of water from the carafe which stood at his elbow.
The young girl ran and fetched a carafe of water and a tumbler, standing on a table by the wall.
1786, from French carafe (17c.), from Italian caraffa (or Spanish garrafa), probably from Arabic gharraf "drinking cup," or Persian qarabah "a large flagon."