Here at Driftaway, our personal preference is between 120-140°F. We recognize that others have different tastes, though. Here’s a brief look at the temperature ranges people tend to enjoy coffee at, and why they might prefer those temperatures.
Does water temperature affect coffee’s Flavor?
Why do we prefer hot coffee over cold coffee?
The heat overpowers the coffee’s flavors. Some people enjoy how the sensation of scaldingly hot coffee warms them up, however our taste buds aren’t able to identify fine nuances at these temperatures. Coffee’s notes shine between 120°F and 140°F, which is why we prefer this temperature.
Is your coffee temperature harmful to your health?
A study published in the Journal of Food Science has found that coffee at 120°F and 140°F can significantly impact our bodies. While hot coffee temperatures may feel good when we first drink, they are wreaking havoc internally by causing your natural defenses to release more cortisol into your system and increasing acidity levels.