Have you ever noticed that people tend to enjoy drinks at different temperatures? For some, their morning cup of Joe needs to be piping hot. For others, however, a coffee that has had some time to cool is ideal. As a manufacturer and wholesaler of cold ice packs, our favorite kind of coffee is iced — if anyone was wondering, that is.
Sure, the correct temperature of a drink is always going to be subjective to the person that is drinking it, but there are some known standards that dictate the “ideal” temperatures for different drinks.
At Herolily, we love keeping it cool — meaning that temperatures are really important to us. Because of this, we thought it might be fun to discuss the ideal temperature for a few different types of beverages.
Coffee & Tea
When it comes to coffee and tea hotter is better, right? Wrong! According to the National Coffee Association, coffee is actually much more desirable when it is brewed at a temperature between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit. While it might seem a little silly to be so meticulous with your coffee temperatures, there is a good reason behind it — because anything over 212 degrees will singe the coffee and create a burnt taste. Once the coffee has been brewed you can choose the temperature in which you drink it, but experts claim that between 155 and 175 degrees Fahrenheit is the best temperature range for consumption.
Finding the proper tea temperature is much easier than coffee. In fact, there really is no perfect temperature. Instead, experts say that the best way to prepare and drink tea is to let the water come to a boil and then let it cool for 2-3 minutes before steeping your tea.
Chilled drinks have been at the forefront of the drink temperature argument for years — mostly because when people think of chilled drinks they think that cooler is better. According to the International Bottled Water Association, chilled water should be consumed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit, a temperature much warmer than people typically associate with drinking water.
Sodas are known to be better when enjoyed at cooler temperatures than water, although cold temperatures make the carbonated bubbles less forgiving to your throat. The exact temperature that soda should be consumed at is heavily debated, with spokespeople from Pepsi and Coca-Cola saying that soda should be drunk between 38 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cocktails are rather easy, with any cool temperature making them delicious and easy to drink. Beer and wine, however, are known to have varying ideal consumption temperatures. Below, we have listed a few of them:
- Aromatic Beer – 40-42 °F
- Bold Beer – 50 °F or higher
- Premium Lagers – 42-48 °F
- Stouts – 55 °F or higher
- Barrel-Aged Beers – Served at room temperature
- Light Red – 50-60 °F
- Full-Bodied Red – 50-55 °F
- Light White – 45-50 °F
- Full-Bodied White – 50-55 °F
- Sparkling Wine – 45-48 °F
Keep Cool With Herolily Cold Ice Packs
Regardless of what your preferred drink choice or drink temperature is, you can use Herolily cold ice packs to help you get it to the temperature you would like — unless your preferred drink is piping-hot coffee, that is. So order your Herolily cold ice packs today!
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