What's the best way to reheat coffee?
- ipsedixit Jan 11, 2009 11:20 AM
Is there one?
Of course coffee is best enjoyed freshly brewed, but what do you do (if anything) to freshen up a cup of coffee if it's been left to sit around a bit too long?
I find that I can rehabilitate a ceramic mug o' joe with a couple of minutes in the nucleator, being careful to avoid bringing to a boil. Since I take my coffee black, no sugar (as the good Lord clearly intended) no worries about long-chain milk proteins turning to muck.
I nuke cold coffee on high for 1 minute per cupful.
I usually pour the just brewed coffee into a insulated carafe that I can pour from all day at the perfect temperature.
AACKKK! There is NO good way to reheat coffee. Reheated coffee is nasty and best dumped down the drain. Sorry for the tantrum, but I can't stand cold or reheated coffee.
Since I still make mine in a Chemex pot, I adhere to the process I was taught shortly after we invented fire: put the pot into a pan it'll fit easily, then fill the pan with water just to the coffee level. Put this on the stove and bring just to a gentle boil. The coffee will not taste perfectly fresh, but will have less of an off-taste than you get from any other method. Microwaving is next-best.