@awk That made me lol. I went to a health website once, and they were all obsessed with coffee enemas. And I swear one guy was trolling telling everyone how great he felt since he started drinking his own urine. I think he was just hoping he’d trick someone into trying it themselves.
i don’t seek out caffeine. i don’t intentionally avoid it either, but i don’t like coffee and i rarely drink soda. i do really like tea, iced or hot, but i don’t pay attention to the caffeine bit really. and if it’s really hot? (like today, under yet another heat advisory) i’m inclined to just drink water.
@jerk_nugget also, i live in new england - the land of ice coffee year round. so it’s less about hot coffee in summer and more about cold coffee in winter. never really understood what the big deal was though. i mean, you don’t see people heating up their orange juice or microwaving their soda or water just because it’s cold out.
At home, I normally make 1.5 liters (~51oz) of coffee with a french press using freshly ground beans. The first 8-11oz cup is had hot because outside temperature has little to do with indoor temperature and fresh coffee is most excellent regardless of outside temperature.
A second cup is frequently also had hot, but less so when it is really hot outside.
Regardless, it is rare that I drink more than about half of the 1.5 liters and the balance is allowed to cool to room temperature.
In the Winter, that left over coffee sits on the counter and is had the next day, heated in the microwave (really good coffee is still quite good the next day, provided it has not been burned).
In the Summer, that left over coffee is further cooled in the fridge and used to make iced coffee (frequently, it lasts only a day or so).
I also have three espresso machines (two different types) and other coffee brewing devices at home and use them on occasion, tho rarely in the Summer months.
At work, we use a drip coffee maker, also with freshly ground beans. We turn the coffee maker off as soon as the coffee has brewed, because burnt coffee is many times worse than reheated coffee.