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Do you like your coffee hot? Not just regular hot or something that’s a little more than lukewarm but hot. I’m talking about scalding hot coffee that’s almost threatening to burn the roof of your mouth. The kind of hot that makes your tongue go numb.
Maybe the heat helps you wake up in the morning. Maybe you think the heat makes the coffee taste better. But let’s face it–not all coffee makers can brew the kind of coffee you desire. In fact, most coffee machines make coffee that is either weak and tepid or burnt and bitter.
So how will you find the coffee maker that makes your coffee just right; steaming hot without any of the bitterness? That’s where we come in. We’ve tried, tested, and investigated countless coffee machines and narrowed the list down to 10 in our search for the hottest coffee maker.
If you want to check out a range of coffee machines and see which one is the right fit for you, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve ranked the 10 coffee machines in terms of price, quality, and functionality. This article also includes a detailed buying that will help you decide which coffee maker is best suited to your needs.
And in case you’ve got any questions about coffee makers or coffee brewing, check out the FAQ section at the end–you’ll find answers to some of the most common issues there!
In case you’re not here because you have an inexplicable love for very hot coffee, you might be wondering what the big deal is. Why does the temperature matter? You may think that it doesn’t matter, as long as the coffee isn’t cold. Coffee is coffee, as long as it’s kind of hot, right?
Wrong! The hot temperature is actually necessary to make a good cup of coffee. Here’s why:
Hot beverages have an optimal temperature for brewing or steeping. This means that the water can properly extract the compounds from the coffee beans at a certain temperature range. In other words, your coffeemaker should maintain a temperature of 195-205F when brewing.
This will result in coffee with a strong and rich flavor. If the temperature is any lower, the coffee will be under-extracted and taste flat and bland.
If you brew your coffee at a slightly lower temperature, you will be able to drink it sooner which is a good thing. But this also means that your coffee will cool down much faster. When brewed at a lower temperature, your coffee can become tepid in 10 minutes, especially in cold weather.
You don’t have to be a coffee connoisseur to realize that tepid coffee tastes awful. And microwaving coffee to reheat can make it go bitter. It’s pretty tragic to have a cup of joe that goes cold after just a few sips, forcing you to drink over half a mug of lukewarm, flat coffee.