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billn3
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Posted Mon Jun 18, 2012, 7:55am
Subject: Office Water Cooler Hot Water Temp Change?
 

I have been trying to brew coffee at the office, but any method I use results in below average brews, as my office hot water dispenser comes out at 180F and is usually at or below 170 when I pour. Using an electric kettle at the office is a pain, so I'm wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to/how to increase the temperature of the hot water dispenser on my office water cooler.

The water cooler is a Mackle Water Systems Xstream countertop unit. (http://www.mackewater.com/cooler_specs.asp?d=CS)

Any advice on how to make the water hotter, or a simpler, more clutter-free solution to getting hot water would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Posted Mon Jun 18, 2012, 6:29pm
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At work I get hot water from the tap of a nesco coffee brewer. It isn't nearly hot enough either so I microwave it up to boiling which is roughly 45sec for the amount of water I get. You could try microwaving into an intermediate vessel.
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Posted Mon Jun 18, 2012, 7:09pm
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How about using an Aeropress? 170-180 degrees is the recomended temp for them..
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Posted Thu Jun 21, 2012, 5:44am
Subject: Re: Office Water Cooler Hot Water Temp Change?
 

Ya beat me to it. The Aeropress is good with cooler temps, other methods .... not so much.

If a electric kettle is too much hassle, I have to wonder..... are you grinding your beans for each cup? I would guess not. Fresh ground, Fresh beans will make a huge difference. Ground coffee is stale for espresso in about 15 minutes, for other methods, you might get half an hour. Preground coffee is hopelessly stale long before you use it, regardless of the water temp.

 
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Posted Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:00pm
Subject: Re: Office Water Cooler Hot Water Temp Change?
 

billn3 Said:

I have been trying to brew coffee at the office, but any method I use results in below average brews, as my office hot water dispenser comes out at 180F and is usually at or below 170 when I pour. Using an electric kettle at the office is a pain, so I'm wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to/how to increase the temperature of the hot water dispenser on my office water cooler.

The water cooler is a Mackle Water Systems Xstream countertop unit. (http://www.mackewater.com/cooler_specs.asp?d=CS)

Any advice on how to make the water hotter, or a simpler, more clutter-free solution to getting hot water would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Posted June 18, 2012 link

Yes..its possible to adjust the temperature of the water dispenser (at least the one at our workplace has the feature!!) It was installed by Samantha Springs, they explained us well the procedure of temperature adjustment. why don't you consult the service provider?
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