A reader asked in a comment about humidity in the pantry with the coffee maker in there. First, we have very low humidity here. We do keep the door open and the drawer pulled out when he’s making and drinking coffee.
He uses the Zojirushi Coffee Maker, which is a carafe style. The bottom (where the pot sits) does not heat up. The insulated carafe is what keeps the coffee hot.
There’s very little steam that escapes from this coffee maker. You can see the short distance between where the coffee comes out and the lid and the coffee comes out in a jet and then it kinda closes itself back up so that no steam escapes. The coffee would stay just as hot even if Vince took the carafe off the coffee maker and set it on the counter while there’s coffee in it.
I don’t drink coffee and Vince usually drinks one cup in the morning on weekdays and then fills a thermos type cup to take with him. Then he dumps the pot and cleans it so there’s very little time that there’s hot coffee actually in the pot.
Our household is probably not the typical coffee drinking household and if you use one of those coffee pots that has a lot of steam generated, I would not recommend putting it in a closed pantry.