A case for drinking hot coffee all year round

By Kristen Underwood — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

How does hot coffee cool me down?

Perhaps you think the case for drinking iced coffee all year round is bogus. Perhaps you’d rather sip your extra hot cup of joe all year round, instead. If they can drink iced coffee all winter, you can drink a cup of coffee that’s steam is rising with the temperatures. 

You’re probably thinking, “Why would anyone want a hot coffee on an 84-degree day?” Well, let me tell you why.


For one: On a hot day, a hot drink can cool you down.

Research shows consuming a hot beverage does, in fact, add heat to your body. However, that heat actually increases the rate at which you sweat, which can help cool you off. Of course, the sweat has to evaporate in order for you to feel cooler, so if you live in a very humid climate or are wearing heavy clothing already, drinking a hot beverage won’t do you any favors.

For two: Leave the condensation dripping down the front of you behind.

While a refreshing iced coffee is all the rage on a hot summer day, the condensation that drips all over my shirt and down my arm is the last thing I want to deal with. With a hot coffee, you never have to worry about that, unless of course, you have a habit of spilling your coffee on yourself (guilty) or a faulty coffee lid

Plus, as the ice melts, iced coffee becomes extremely watered down. If I wanted watered-down coffee, I'd drink decaf. No thanks. 

For three: Take that money you’re saving and treat yo’self to a vacation.

Forget the upcharges in material for the cup you’re drinking out of and toss that straw to the side. A small hot coffee will save you upwards of $3 per cup. You’re welcome.

So, if you’re dripping sweat, reach for a cold drink. Otherwise, reach for a hot cup of coffee and stay cool (pun intended).

Related: A case for drinking iced coffee all year round


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