Re: [OT] Suing for hot coffee
"Karl E. Jorgensen" <email@example.com> a tapoté :
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 07:51:34PM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> > Walter Landry <firstname.lastname@example.org> a tapoté :
> > > email@example.com (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) wrote:
> > > > "Coffee at 180 degrees" is a distinct item from "coffee". Coffee is
> > > > not properly served at 180 degrees
> > >
> > > What are you talking about? When coffee comes out of a good coffee
> > > machine, it is near boiling. Coffee enthusiasts even measure the
> > > temperature to make sure that it is extremely hot . My water
> > > heater for tea is set at 203, and we serve it right away. McDonalds
> > > was far from unreasonable.
> > Is it really 180° Farenheit... or Celsius? In the first case, sure it
> > does seems so hot.
> 180 Celsius is ... quite hot. Unless you manage to keep it under
> rather excessive pressure, I guess that you will end up with a dry
> coffee mug that is difficult to wash. And a lot of steam...
If it's 180°C in the coffee machine under some pressure, it can goes
around 99°C at the atmopheric pressure in the served closed cup and
stay at a very high temperature for long, enough to get seriously
burned 5 minutes later.
If it's only 100°C in the coffe machine, it will probably go down
fastly, too fastly to get serious harm after 5 minutes.
Not a native english speaker: