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Subject:  Re: Hot Coffee Date:  3/4/2013  6:49 AM
Author:  NailThatJello Number:  418818 of 457009

I submit that people really do expect coffee to be hot.

What an outrageous claim! Tone it down, will ya? :-)

It turns out the ANSI standard for home coffee makes is for coffee to be brewed at 200 degrees, and held at a minimum temperature of 170 F. That *is* the industry standard.

Oh, my. We've overlooked the impacts of cup, cream, sugar and spoon here. From your source,
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