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If your coffee gets to room temperature, don't microwave it back to hot, instead, put ice cubes in it and enjoy a nice iced coffee.


I used to microwave re-heat my Lukewarm cup of hot brewed coffee. There are reasons for not just placing it into a microwave oven to re-heat it.

By microwaving a cup of coffee that sits too long without being finished, that will make the cup of coffee hot once again but ... the flavor will not be there. The re-heating of coffee alters the molecular configuration of the certain flavor elements in the coffee and can cause the flavor to become bitter and sour to your tongue's taste buds. I have done this many times and realize that the coffee just doesn't taste good after re-heating it in a microwave oven.

Instead, I added several large ice cubes and added a bit more cream to make it richer and I began to sip on that now very cold iced coffee, and I was very pleased with the rich flavor of the coffee with the added creaminess of the heavy whipping cream or whole milk or even evaporated milk, plus the sweetness of sugar, in just the right amount to make it's flavor almost as sweet and rich as a chocolate smoothie.

Try this just once and I'm sure you will be a believer.

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MegL wrote on May 31, 2018, 5:37 PM

Funny, I have never tried iced coffee or iced tea. Maybe if it stays hot this summer, I will have a go.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 31, 2018, 11:56 PM

It will be a very hot summer in Dallas, TX this year. Tomorrow will possibly be over 100 degrees. Iced tea or iced coffee sounds good to me in any event.

MegL wrote on June 1, 2018, 1:19 AM

Hot here, means over 20 celsius. That's about 70 Fahrenheit!.LOL

lookatdesktop wrote on June 1, 2018, 1:37 AM

I hope the high will not reach above 100 Friday. Our electric bill will be nearly 100 dollars and this is for only my wife and myself in a one story 2 bedroom house. One single window air conditioner running 24/7. I need ice water ASAP. :)

MegL wrote on June 1, 2018, 12:08 PM

Wheww! That's very hot. We do not have air conditioning in our house, though it is an old house, built with brick, so there is usually somewhere cool, somewhere in the house. We definitely use the central heating in the winter, though.