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Ltryptophan's avatar

Reheating coffee seems to be frowned upon by experts, what about keeping it warm from the start with a hot plate or one of the new electric mugs?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10589points) October 17th, 2019

Just trying to drink a cup of coffee for as long as it takes me without it getting cold or having to waste it, or go through making more.

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Nothing wrong with reheating, do it every day.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I reheat mine when needed.
I also make stoneware coffee mugs.
Shape/thickness/ type of clay does matter when it comes to how fast heat will be lost but sometimes you gotta just make what you like.

canidmajor's avatar

If the “experts” don’t want to reheat, fine. If you don’t mind, then by all means, reheat!

mazingerz88's avatar

Not sure exactly why experts frown at reheating coffee. Sounds elitist BS. Lol

During summer I turn mine into iced coffee with several cubes.

Now if I’m a billionaire I might turn snotty elitist and once my coffee goes a degree below what experts say its proper temp should be, I’ll ask my butler to dump it and replace it at once!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I hate coffee.

jca2's avatar

My stepfather keeps his coffee from the day before and reheats it in the microwave. To me, that is blasphemous LOL.

Ltryptophan's avatar

I mic mine. But, I make awesome coffee. Guess I’ll just do whatever I want.

Brew two times maybe. I make drip coffee.

zenvelo's avatar

Reheated coffee starts to taste burnt, even if done in the microwave. But it depends on if you don’t mind or if it bothers you.

For decades, my grandfather drank his morning coffee hot, black , and unsweetened. Then he would drink the leftovers at lunch over ice with milk and sugar.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@zenvelo yea that’s what I’ve been doing, directly chilling the leftovers for cold coffee, no ice.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

A thermal mug will keep it hot. Meaning built like a Thermos, double-walled, with a vacuum in between so there’s literally nothing in between to transmit heat.

I have an $8 US tumbler from Monoprice dot com that works great, exactly like the $30 Yeti model. It keeps coffee hot for an hour or warm for hours, even in a cold car.

elbanditoroso's avatar

You should only make as much as you will drink. I have one full strength coffee early in the morning and then I make another cup (same Keurig canister) about an hour later.

No fuss no muss.

Bill1939's avatar

I found that if you leave a pot of coffee on a hot plate it will become bitter, so I make a pot of coffee in the morning and pour it into a carafe/thermos. Later in the day, a cup of coffee needs to be microwaved. Though not quite as good as fresh from the pot, it is not bitter.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@Dutchess_III “I hate coffee.”

Blasphemy

Dutchess_III's avatar

It smells like skunk to me.

Inspired_2write's avatar

@jca2 I do that too, why throw out the whole pot?

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I found that if you leave a pot of coffee on a hot plate it will become bitter

That’s why coffee makers with a thermal carafe are best. They make the coffee, turn off, and keep it insulated and hot.

Plus, they’re metal. I would bet many (most?) coffee makers have to be replaced when the glass carafe is broken.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

It smells like skunk to me.

Weirdo. Pipe tobacco and coffee are the two things that smell good to users and non-users alike.

Cigars stink for everybody.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It doesn’t smell good to me. ”skunk spray and coffee, smell similar because of thiols present in quantities to add to the aroma.” Source

zenvelo's avatar

^^^^ Not a valid source, that is like using a fluther answer as a source.

I still say you don’t make a quality coffee properly. Go to a proper coffee shop, like Blue Bottle or Peet’s, and enjoy the aroma.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh, I know @zenvelo. I am a Quora member, but I only made a half hearted attempt at research.

My nephew-in-law owned Coffee Ethic in Springfield. Still stinks. They made me a lattee or some such thing, with a pretty design in cream on the top. Yuck.

Here is something a little more scientific, perhaps.

mazingerz88's avatar

I go to Peet’s. :)

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I don’t think reheating old coffee like a day or more old, but if the cup you are drinking goes cold nothing wrong with reheating it.

Sagacious's avatar

No no no no no no. Once coffee is brewed it is to be consumed or held in a vacuum sealed container to keep it hot. Never set brewed coffee on heat…but ruins it.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Just make (or buy) smaller cups of coffee in the first place. Nobody needs a pint of coffee.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

@Lightlyseared “Nobody needs a pint of coffee.”
That’s a typical morning.

canidmajor's avatar

Hahaha, I have cut way back to a quart in the morning. :-)

Lightlyseared's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me that’s what espresso is for. Have a couple of oz of rocket fuel instead.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Coffee actually has more caffeine than espresso.

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Sagacious's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me I don’t think so. “According to Mayo Clinic, eight ounces of brewed coffee contains 95–165 milligrams of caffeine. That’s about 12–21 milligrams per ounce. Espresso, on the other hand, has 47–64 milligrams of caffeine per ounce.” https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/espresso-vs-coffee-which-has-more-caffeine

jca2's avatar

Here’s another link about caffeine content in coffee vs. espresso. They speculate that the misconception about coffee having more might be because of cup sizes now being so huge. Read on: https://www.coffeechemistry.com/chemistry/alkaloids/caffeine-content-in-espresso-vs-drip-coffee

canidmajor's avatar

Who actually cares? I like coffee in the morning, I’ll drink coffee. It’s not about the milligrams of caffeine for most of us, we’d pop a NoDoz if that was what really mattered.

Sagacious's avatar

@jca2 My source is per oz…....no way to mess that up.

jca2's avatar

@Sagacious: I agree with you. I was speculating as to why @areyoukiddingme might have thought coffee had more than espresso.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Caffeine content varies so wildly that it’s actually impossible to tell. I think the espresso has less started by the fact the beans are roasted into charred stones while regular coffee is not as much. I was always under the impression that espresso had less ounce per ounce. Guess that’s not the case. The roasting process destroys some of the caffeine. Brew strength, roast, bean type all probably make a difference. I agree,who really cares. I just keep drinking till I feel “right”

Dutchess_III's avatar

Espresso is especssoly nasty.

zenvelo's avatar

^^^^^^More for the rest of us that enjoy the finer tastier things in life.

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^^ Knock your self out!

jca2's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me: That’s why it only takes a shot of espresso to get you going “zing!” Whereas, with coffee, it takes at least a cup.

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