jaybar Senior Member Joined: 13 Sep 2011 Posts: 179 Location: Brooklyn Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Wed Jul 4, 2012, 7:43am Subject: Using larger mugs with smaller brews ?
My favorite mug is 14 ounces. My doctor suggested I drink smaller amounts at a time (10 ounces$. Any downside to using a larger mug with a smaller batch? The upside is things are less likely to spill when carrying mug.
Posted Thu Jul 5, 2012, 2:17pm Subject: Re: Using larger mugs with smaller brews ?
If your 14 oz mug produces a larger surface contact area between the air and the coffee than a smaller mug, then the coffee aromatics will dissipate slightly faster. Your coffee will also cool more rapidly with the larger air contact. If you do not preheat the mug, then the larger thermal mass of the large mug will also cool the coffee faster. However if you do preheat the mug the opposite should be true because of the larger thermal mass at a higher temperature. My favourite mug is double-walled ceramic. I holds slightly less than initial appearances, has a smaller coffee surface area than most and keeps the coffee in my preferred temperature range for longer. This lets me savor a slightly smaller amount of coffee over a longer period of time.
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