Some Like it Hot–Coffee, That Is

06 Jul

I am always surprised when it’s over 100 degrees outside and someone comes in and orders a hot coffee. This morning alone we made several Cafe Mochas, 1 Vanilla Cappuccino, 2 Americanos, and a dozen or so cups of coffee–all hot! Several people have told us that drinking a hot beverage in the heat cools them down. During college, Brian worked outside and several of his co-workers made the same claim– bringing a thermos of home-brewed coffee to drink throughout the day.

I did a search on the Internet and found that people have been asking this same question for a long time, and the consensus seems to be that a hot beverage will make you feel cooler initially because it makes you sweat, and sweat cools you off as it evaporates; however, the overall effect of the hot beverage  is that it eventually warms you up.

I can not say whether this explanation is based on scientific fact from the little research I’ve done here,  and even if it is a proven fact, people are still going to disagree on how a hot beverage affects them during hot weather. As a barista at HeBrews, I will continue to serve up hot drinks to customers who order their favorite beverage throughout the summer time. As the saying goes, “Some like it hot!”

1 Comment

Posted by on July 6, 2011 in HeBrews, Random Thoughts


One response to “Some Like it Hot–Coffee, That Is

  1. Coffee Wholesale

    July 6, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Wo, How can these people buy HOT coffee? I would feel really hot, I’d rather buy freezing cold drinks and stay inside.


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