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    KombuchaCHIC Shadiyah's Avatar
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    Drinking Hot Beverages in the Summertime

    I'm sitting down to my morning coffee and I find it slightly unusual that even though its hot outside, I still enjoy a hot cup of coffee. It raises my body temperature, makes me sweat a little and there is something in that which I find enjoyable. Of course, hot drinks are very nice in the wintertime, but they are not so bad when its warm either.

    Maybe its just the caffeine. Do you like drinking hot stuff when its blazing out?

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    Morning coffee? Isn't like, 11 there?

    I still drink hot tea here in Africa and it's hot all the time. I don't think it's too weird.
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    11 is still morning, sheesh!

    I wonder if there is something inherently comforting about warm beverages that makes people want to instinctively want them, even when its hot.

    Of course here in Utah, the norm tends to be Diet Coke.

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    I have no choice, I need my caffeine hit whether it's hot or cold outside. My guess is the net effect of drinking a hot liquid on a hot day cools you off more from the perspiration cooling.

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    I think it's a habit like smoking. It's the motion, the actual action of doing it. It's comfortable.
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    I don't particularly like tea, and coffee tastes vile so I drink neither.
    On a cold day, a warm rich hot-chocolate tastes great though.
    I don't otherwise do hot drinks (although I'll "eat" hot soup all year round).

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    Yeah it could be the physical act of doing it, but there is also the physical sensations you get from the caffeine in the coffee or tea. I really think I like the way it makes me sweat. This is something that I noticed I liked after I tried out Bikram Yoga. They turn the heat up to 98 degrees or so and then its 90 minutes of tough yoga. I don't think I've ever seen my shins sweat before. Recently when I find myself on long rides in the midst of summer heat, I sweat in the same way. I think its detoxifying and cleansing. I love the way my skin feels after I've sweat a lot and taken a shower. So yummy. Of course it could also be the endorphines from exercising.

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    What are you talking about, girls don't sweat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky53s View Post
    What are you talking about, girls don't sweat!
    Ha! Tell that to all the chicks in my Bikram Yoga class.

    Or do we merely dew?

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    My cousin and I were talking about something similar last night. I love pho (a Vietnamese noodle soup). I love it quite a lot, in fact.

    I've been known to ride my bike in 115 weather to my favorite Vietnamese joint at 1pm to get a big bowl of piping hot pho!

    And I still get all my coffee hot during the Summer.
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    I don't drink or eat anything hot in the summer, if I can avoid it. I also don't like cold things in winter. It's just me, I suppose.

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    Oh yeah, gotta have my two cups of hot coffee in the morning, regardless of outside temperature.

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    Nothing wrong with hot beverages in the heat. I drink coffee until about lunch time. I can't function otherwise. My coffee press cracked last week and I didn't get around to getting one until a couple days later. I was worthless at work until I got my fix.

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    The heat in a hot drink is really a tiny amount of energy.

    Suppose you have a cup of coffee at 77 C (~171 F). That's 40 above body temperature. A cup of coffee is about 250 ml, so the amount of heat transferred from the coffee to your body will be equivalent to about 10 food calories, less than the amount in one sugar cube in the coffee. Suppose instead, you drank the same amount of a cold soft drink...say, at about 7C, or 30 below body temperature. The amount of heat supplied by your body to heat the soft drink would be equivalent to 7.5 food calories, but the sugars in the soft drink would provide about 100 calories. You'd get more total heat from a cold soft drink than from a hot coffee!

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    ^ So could you burn a significant number of calories by drinking ice-water?

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    I drink hot beverages when it is warm out as well (I live in SO cal, it's always warm!). No coffee though, I drink tea instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    ^ So could you burn a significant number of calories by drinking ice-water?
    Not really, because the food calories are really kilocalories...a thousand times bigger than basic definition of the calorie. A quart of ice water would take only about 35 food calories to heat it to body temperature.

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    I drink coffee year-round, and some tea as well. I'll sit outside on a hot day with coffee or hot tea just because I like hot coffee and tea.

    Anyone out there like iced coffee?

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    I don't change my drinking habits during the summer. I like my coffee like I like my women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    My cousin and I were talking about something similar last night. I love pho (a Vietnamese noodle soup). I love it quite a lot, in fact.

    I've been known to ride my bike in 115 weather to my favorite Vietnamese joint at 1pm to get a big bowl of piping hot pho!

    And I still get all my coffee hot during the Summer.
    I also love the feel hot (spicy-wise) food is in the summer time. Som Tum is quite amazing. It's almost a euphoric feeling with those spicy peppers. Mmmmm pepper high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deraltekluge View Post
    The heat in a hot drink is really a tiny amount of energy.

    Suppose you have a cup of coffee at 77 C (~171 F). That's 40 above body temperature. A cup of coffee is about 250 ml, so the amount of heat transferred from the coffee to your body will be equivalent to about 10 food calories, less than the amount in one sugar cube in the coffee. Suppose instead, you drank the same amount of a cold soft drink...say, at about 7C, or 30 below body temperature. The amount of heat supplied by your body to heat the soft drink would be equivalent to 7.5 food calories, but the sugars in the soft drink would provide about 100 calories. You'd get more total heat from a cold soft drink than from a hot coffee!
    Wow, that's really kinda cool! I have never thought of it in that way before.

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    I'll have the occasional cup of hot cocoa on rainy days, but hot tea only in cold months, gotta be iced tea in warmer months. I can't drink coffee whether iced or hot - it gives me hangovers.

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    I recently bought some PG Tips. It is some excellent tea. First day I got it I drank 7 or 8 cups and I could not sleep. But darn, that stuff is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
    I also love the feel hot (spicy-wise) food is in the summer time. Som Tum is quite amazing. It's almost a euphoric feeling with those spicy peppers. Mmmmm pepper high...
    Totally!

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    I like my tea and coffee, so I drink them whatever the weather. There is something refreshing about a cup of tea, no matter the weather. I don't have my teas as hot in summer as in winter.

    I am partial to cool drinks when it is hot; iced coffee, water with mint and ice, beer.

    I may be slightly odd, because if I go play in the hills in the cold and the snow, I'll want an ice-cream when I get down.
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