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As a coffee lover, temperature can be just as important as taste when it comes to enjoying your favourite brew or blend.
Whether you’re busy around the house, on the morning school drop, or commuting to work each day, nobody wants a lukewarm coffee. So how do you make your coffee hot and keep it hot long enough to enjoy it? Keeping your drink at optimal drinking temperature is the key to enjoying every sip. That’s why we’ve put together our tips on the optimal coffee temperature, the best coffee machines for making hot coffee, and how to keep it hot.
Optimal coffee temperatures
Water temperature for coffee
The optimal temperature of water when brewing a coffee is between 91 degrees and 96 degrees. Reaching 100 degrees and boiling the water can burn the coffee, impacting on the end result and ultimately, the taste.
A perfect serving temperature for milk is 60 degrees. This temperature allows the sugars in the milk to break down and deliver just the right blend of texture and sweetness.
If you make it too hot, you can burn the milk and the coffee. Making it too hot and going above the recommended temperature of 60 degrees can change the proteins in the milk and affect the taste.
How coffee machines create coffee at the perfect temperature
The technology used by Nespresso’s coffee machines allows them to create a blend of coffee at the perfect temperature. You can select the blend and cup of your choice, let the machine get to work and within minutes your coffee is ready to enjoy.
Some like it hot
What are the best coffee machines for making hot coffee? Nespresso’s range of coffee machines offer a range of temperature options, so you can create a cup of coffee at your ideal temperature.
Nespresso’s Creatista Plus machine comes complete with a fully-automatic steam wand, allowing you to create perfectly textured milk set to your preferred temperature. It has a 3 second heat up time, meaning you can heat the water to the optimum temperature for coffee in just 3 seconds. It also has 11 milk temperature settings, giving you complete freedom to choose a milk temperature perfect for your tastes.
Making hot coffee
One of the best ways to keep your coffee warm for longer is to start with a warm cup. Before you add the coffee to your cup, warm it up.
Put your coffee cup on top of your coffee machine while you’re preparing and making your coffee. Hot water from the kettle can also pre-heat your cup and keep it warmer for longer. Just remember to tip the water out before adding your coffee.
You can also do the same when using a travel mug – warm the cup with hot water from the kettle first. It will help your cup keep your coffee warmer for longer.
Nespresso has a range of stylish cups and mugs complimenting their sleek coffee machines. Whether you’re a Lungo, Espresso or Cappuccino drinker, Nespresso has a cup to suit. Not only will they keep your coffee warm, they’ll also look incredible on display next to your Nespresso coffee machine.
How to keep your coffee warm when you’re on the go
Keeping your cup of coffee warm when you’re on the go is a challenge for many of us. As much as we’d love to stay in the one spot and enjoy our coffee, life gets in the way and we’re out the door. On our way to work, running errands or school drop off and pick up.
There are a number of ways to keep your coffee warm while on the go. Our number one suggestion is a travel mug.
Our best-selling travel mug is the Touch travel mug. An innovative urban design it will keep your Nespresso coffee warm or cold, allowing your hands to stay cool. It will hold up to 345ml and is ideal for 3 Lungo capsules or a latte or cappuccino recipe.
Other ways to keep your coffee warm include a plug-in travel mug for your car or office or a thermos always does the trick and can keep your coffee warm for up to 12 hours. That’s if you don’t drink it by then.
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