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Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 9:22:04 AM   
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Why do the chain's (Costa/Pret/Eat etc) monitor the temperature of their coffee? Is it a taste thing, has some scientist determined the optimal heat of the milk? Do they have different temperatures for each chain? Or is it lukewarm to ensure people drink up and clear off for the next lot?


I ask because I love boiling hot coffee and it seems to be harder and harder to obtain it. Even asking for 'extra hot' seems to amount to what I would consider to be 'normal' temperature for coffee.

Anyone know? Anyone care? Probably not. First world problems and all that.
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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 9:41:18 AM   
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I don't drink coffee, but aren't you supposed to make it with water that's very hot rather than boiling?

Something to do with it burning the beans, I think.






And trust me, burning your beans is very painful.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 9:43:27 AM   
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I take mine hot and black

I never realised making coffee was this complicated though.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 9:50:25 AM   
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I don't drink coffee, but aren't you supposed to make it with water that's very hot rather than boiling?

Something to do with it burning the beans, I think.






And trust me, burning your beans is very painful.



True (on all accounts) but I guess I'm talking about the milk temperature. More often than not I have an americano with milk and the temp is fine, but any milk based coffee is lukewarm at best...

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 10:48:22 AM   
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So this thread isn't about the GTA mini game?

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 11:00:14 AM   
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No. Nor the town in Mississippi. Nor the film. I'm sure there must be a 70's porn actress called this. That would be acceptable.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 11:11:19 AM   
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I actually prefer my coffee at the warm/lukewarm stage. It always goes down smooth.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 11:40:29 AM   
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Don't you find it goes too quickly?

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 5:37:12 PM   
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About 80c is the right amount. Any more and you burn the coffee and it goes bitter.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 5:50:22 PM   
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Is that water into coffee or milk inro an espresso?

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 5:59:48 PM   
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Essentially (as I understand it) either way. Boiling water scalds the coffee and changes the taste. If you like a smooth coffee it has to be approx. 20 degrees under boiling. I only found this out about six months ago and it does actually work and has improved the flavour of coffee I make quite considerably.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 6:04:49 PM   
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I was always told to boil the kettle and leave it 5 minutes beofre pouring. At work we have a boiling water tap, so it's not really possible.
To counter this, I add the milk into the coffee first, stir it round and hey presto, creamy coffee with froth (ooooh, capuccino - always reminds me of the Blackadder sketch )

That said, I drink Yorkshire Tea. I only have coffee when I'm all tea-ed up.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 9:09:58 PM   
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Probably also to do with the woman who sued McDonald's for making her coffee too hot

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 9:12:29 PM   
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You have to admit, it was lava in a cup.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 22/8/2012 9:21:03 PM   
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There's no specific regulation about coffee temperature, but there is the whole burning the beans thing, but it has more to do with potential scalding to children. If I remember rightly from the stupid amount of courses I had to do running the pub, a water temperature of 60C will cause third degree burns to a child's skin within three seconds and boiling water will cause a serious burn within one second. With the amount of children that go into coffee shops with parents it's a safety aspect.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 24/8/2012 8:22:59 PM   
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If you replace 'coffee' with 'cum', this thread is much funnier.

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RE: Hot Coffee - 24/8/2012 9:20:48 PM   
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Your testicles must be like footballs if you can fill a coffee cup with cum!

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RE: Hot Coffee - 25/8/2012 9:39:55 AM   
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Homer is a fannyrat, to be fair.

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