Good news!!! We still have pitchers available for purchase at www.Bunn.com. As for why we no longer package them with the brewers....there's a simple reason. The pitchers used to be included when the brewer used to brew coffee as soon as water was poured in. There was not enough time to get the carafe under the funnel to "catch" the coffee. We changed that process by not allowing the brewing process to begin until the pour-in lid is closed. So the carafe can be used to pour the water in and be placed on the base before brewing begins.
Thanks for your question. Happy Brewing!