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Posted Fri Jul 19, 2002, 7:06pm
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Preheating the cup prior to some version of non espresso coffee seems to be the norm.  It almost appears to be an indelible rule that is etched into the minds of some fanatics, like me.  After giving it some thought, I wondered about this ritual, assuming the cup isn't coming straight out of the refrigerator.  Coffee seems to taste best when it is not as hot as possible, such as 180 F or so.  At a cooler temperature, the coffee simply tastes better and that has been noted in many cupping notes.  Initial bitterness, if present, seems to dissipate.  Better texture.  More body.  More fruitiness, if present.  Consequently, I don't bother preheating my cup anymore, assuming a normal ambient room temperature.  Note, I use a thin porcelain cup as well as one of those doubled wall stainless steel vacuum cups, not a mug.
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2002, 4:59pm
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fookoonetwork Said:

Preheating .... doubled wall stainless steel vacuum cups.

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fookoonetwork:
I found it absolutely necessary to preheat my SS thermos. Without the pre heat, it was worthless. Now, the heat retention last longer than there is coffee to drink.

 
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2002, 6:11pm
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EddieGee Said:

fookoonetwork:
I found it absolutely necessary to preheat my SS thermos. Without the pre heat, it was worthless. Now, the heat retention last longer than there is coffee to drink.

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I agree.  I don't pre-heat cups for drinking coffee that I have prepared and I am drinking right away.  I do pre-heat my tuffslim SS thermos for optimum staying power.

 
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