Oooh - a scientific discussion about the temperature of coffee! Great! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>Here are the premises the temperature of 89C are based on. Discuss.
- Coffe is made with boiling water.
- Water boils at 100C
- By the time the coffe is in the cup it's temperature has dropped a bit, say 10 degrees.
- UK coffee machines serve coffee and tea at 90C. In flimsy plastic cups.<P>Conclusions:
- 89C is a good assumption for the initial temperature of coffe in the UK.
- The British have a masochistic streak. Then again, if you've ever tasted British coffee, you already know that.
- Chief Phipps' ship was manufactured in the UK. Like the Titanic. Oops...