What better way to wake up in the morning than a hot cup of coffee? Just a cup of hot tea. But both competing drinks have something in common. In the morning rush, they are equally easy to get burned. Tired of choosing: being late or walking half a day with a burnt palate? Then find out how to cool a hot drink quickly and as efficiently as possible. Verified by scientists.
To deny yourself the pleasure of drinking invigorating and hot coffee in the morning is a crime. Whether at home or on the way to work. But if time is sorely lacking, do not torture your lips and do not translate the product. It is not for nothing that even scientists wondered how to cool a hot drink as efficiently as possible without spoiling its taste. Apparently, they got burned (literally) from their own experience. And they found the answer.
Authors of the book Molecular Cuisine: Exploring the Science of Taste (Molecular Gastronomy, Exploring The Science of Flavor) decided to conduct an experiment and test in laboratory conditions which of the popular ways to quickly cool coffee or tea works best. The ice cubes were immediately disqualified from the competition: they greatly influenced the taste, making it watery. Cold milk, although it coped with the task, is also not to everyone's taste.
Stirring the liquid with a spoon and blowing the surface turned out to be the most effective methods. Stirring cools the coffee by an average of 6 degrees per minute, and if you blow on the drink for the same time, it will cool it by as much as 11. And together - even better. So, if you want to quickly enjoy warm rather than hot coffee, stir it with a spoon and blow on the liquid at the same time … It looks comical, but a minute of effort is even minus 20 degrees. And at the same time a good morning warm-up for the lungs.
Although scientists call this method the most effective, many residents of India and Thailand disagree with them. After all, here even on the streets cool the tea by quickly pouring it from mug to mug … How amazing it looks can be estimated at video … But at home, this skill can end up with light burns and a lot of washing.
And in continuation of the morning theme, we offer one more life hack for breakfast: How to Quickly Make Cold Butter Perfectly Soft for a Sandwich.