You’ve got a cup of coffee in your hand. There is only one problem: it’s too hot. We’ve all been there. It’s hot! You can feel it scorching when you hold it up to the mouth.
What do you do then?
How can you quickly cool your perfectly brewed coffee so that you can enjoy it immediately?
You can cool your coffee by adding ice cubes (water, frozen coffee cubes), blowing on it, putting it in the refrigerator, or adding coldmilk or creamer. Depending on your resources, the best way to cool coffee will be different for each person.
Let’s look at these methods and the pros and cons of each.
The Fastest and Most Practical Ways To Cool Your Coffee
At 200 degrees F, coffee is best. This is the temperature you should use if you are making coffee at home with a Keurig or buying it at a local coffee shop. Although it is great to extract the flavor from the beans, most people don’t like to drink it. It is recommended that you drink water at 120 to 140 degrees F. The big question is: What methods can be used to quickly cool it down an additional 70 degrees?
Make sure it is well brewed before adding water and ice.
Your cup of coffee can be easily diluted by adding more water. This is why we use this method to make sure your coffee tastes great. Ask for an ice cube when you visit Starbucks. Although they might not like you, they will still make it happen.
Fun tip: You can make iced coffee if you feel hot. Wait for the water to cool, then add more ice cubes. Finally, pour it into a mason container.
Iced coffee cubes are a good choice
This one is not easy, but it works well!
Here’s how it works. Allow them to cool down for a few hours before storing. To cool your next brew quickly, add 1-3 cubes.
This is a great thing about coffee ice cubes. They won’t dilute the brew. In this photo, you can see that I have made some flavored coffee. Then, I frozen it in fancy ice cube tray. It’s not just to cool the coffee down, but also to add some hazelnut flavor to it. It’s a win/win situation!
A phenomenon called the Mpemba effect is interesting. Hot water freezes faster than lukewarm. It is possible that this applies to coffee, but I don’t know if it does. If it is true, then direct from brew-to-freezer might be the best option. Make sure that your ice tray is heatproof. Also, don’t place any items that must stay frozen at all costs near the hot tray. This could cause the tray to heat up.
Blow on it!
Next is the super-simple way to blow on your coffee. It’s so easy that some might be a little skeptical.
Is it possible to cool your coffee by blowing on it?
Yes. Blowing on coffee for three to four minutes can turn a very hot coffee into one that is drinkable. It’s better than mixing, stirring, lifting it with spoons, or just leaving it alone.
Place it in the refrigerator
This only applies if you are making it at home. But some people wonder…
Can I heat my coffee right away in the refrigerator?
Yes, you can safely put a hot glass or pot of coffee and place it in the refrigerator immediately. This assumes that there are no flaws in your glass. Be careful, though. Repeating this process too often could cause the glass to crack or weaken.
If you have one, it is much easier to cool it off by putting it in the refrigerator. For faster results, add some ice cubes. It’s okay to use a coffee pot from your coffeemaker, but it might take longer for the coffee to cool down depending on how much liquid is in the pot.
Use cold milk or creamer.
The last trick is also very simple. You can add almond milk, or cows’ milk. The addition of cold liquid to hot coffee will help speed up the cooling process and dilute it.
Divide and conquer
If you are prone to making large batches of coffee, it is a good idea to pour your ration into smaller vessels immediately to speed up the cooling process. A large pot will take longer to cool than a smaller mug.
Is there a faster way to cool off a hot beverage?
Liquid nitrogen is the fastest way to cool down hot drinks. There are some drawbacks to this: most people don’t have it, it can cause health problems, and it can freeze it.
If you really want to drink it, the best way to get the fastest results is to add ice cubes and place it in the fridge or cool place.
You can try two if you don’t feel like doing all three. You’ll get cooler drinks faster than letting them sit on the counter.
The best way is the one that you have.
Ask for extra cream if you are on the move and can’t add ice cubes or blow on coffee to your coffee pick up along the way. You’ll be able to enjoy your cup of coffee sooner than you think if you are creative.
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Alternative 1: Use a travel mug
Consider putting your coffee in a mug that can be used as a travel mug if you want to save time and have it warm for hours.
Alternative 2: Use cold brew or iced coffee
Try cold brew coffee, or iced coffee if you find yourself drinking too much coffee.