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Subject:  Re: Hot Coffee Date:  3/1/2013  7:50 PM
Author:  sykesix Number:  418765 of 506991

190-200 degrees is the temperature at which you get maximum extraction. Brewing at even a slightly lower temperature you have to use more coffee to get the same number of cups of coffee of equivalent strength. (I can't believe with the number of posts in this thread no one has pointed this out).

Ah, but we're not talking about the brewing temperature, we're talking about the holding temperature. Virtually all coffee is brewed at 200+ degrees, even home coffee makers are this hot. As it is brewed the coffee goes into an urn or carafe where it is kept at serving temperature. McDonald's can set the holding temperature to whatever they want.
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