Tory: Hot coffee needs to be HOT. Like absolutely scalding hot. I will always make sure my takeout cup is capable of burning my tongue off, whether that is asking for the milk to be steamed, even if I just want a small amount, or for my cup to be microwaved. If it cools off too much while I’m on the go, I will wander into a store pretending to look around and innocently ask if they happen to have a microwave they could pop it into. Not an ounce of shame.
Clark: A cold brew on a hot day is great, but have you ever forgotten about a cup of coffee only to discover and drink it later — lukewarm and lovely? It’s like finding money in your pocket if that money jolted you awake.
Tim: My “hot” take is hot coffee is too hot. I’m done with hot coffee and hot beverages in general. Too much stress. I just want the stuff in me. I got no time to mess around. Plus if I shoot my shot too early, take a sip, and burn my tongue, now I’m drinking a drink that tastes like pain.
Matt: It is perfectly acceptable to heat up day-old coffee in the microwave and drink it.