How to keep your coffee hot for longer

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As coffee lovers, we find there is nothing better than a brew to kick start your day and there is nothing worse than a coffee at room temperature. Do you ever find yourself so swamped at work that you forget all about that delicious brew you just made half an hour ago until it’s already gone lukewarm? Yuck!

Well, no more. We are going to share with you some tips to keep your hot coffee, hot for several hours. If you’re a tea drinker, this will also work for you. We’ll try not to hold the tea-drinking against you.

With these tips, it will be easy to enjoy a hot cup of coffee anywhere anytime.

1# Using a mug warmer

This is a portable electric device for your mug that you can use at home or in the office. It looks a lot like a little coaster that uses electricity to heat up. When you set your coffee mug on top, it absorbs the heat and keeps your beverage hot. You can use it with different plugs such as a USB cable, AC adapter, or car adapter so you can use it anywhere.

2# Car warmer

If you are always on the go, or just heading into work, keep your coffee warm using a car warmer and keep your drink in your car’s cup holder so it doesn’t spill.

Male hands holding warm cup of tea or coffee

You can also buy a car cup warmer that holds your brew steady and regulates its temperature so you can enjoy hot coffee on the road. These come in a range of cool multifunctional designs that fit nicely in your vehicle.

3# Mug Cozy

Keeping your coffee warm for several hours means you’ll need some form of insulation. There are a variety of mug cozies on the market that have been designed to offer your mug the best insulation. Think of them as a little winter jumper for your mug. These come in a range of designs and sizes, and you may even find a few that are customizable.

These are an inexpensive option, that doesn’t need to be plugged in or charged. Let’s be honest, they’re old school, and if you’re a bit of an innovator they’re easy enough to DIY using some fabric.

4# Plug-in travel mugs

Plugin travel mugs help you to enjoy hot coffee anywhere anytime. You just need access to a plug socket to heat it up. This is a great way to keep your coffee hot when you are in the office or driving in your car.

5# Thermos

Ah, the classic. If you haven’t heard of a thermos, you must be living under a rock. A good quality thermos should keep your coffee hot for up to 24 hours. They don’t need to be charged or plugged in to do the trick. These work by preventing the heat from escaping, so be careful when you go for a sip because you’ll find your coffee remains very hot inside. A thermos is usually much bigger than a single mug size so it’s perfect for coffee lovers who drink several cups a day.

6# Immersion heaters

This is another good way to keep your coffee hot. The heated rod is dunked inside your coffee mug to keep your brew from going cold. For this to work it must be plugged in, but just be wary you don’t burn yourself on one of these.

7# Warm your coffee mug

Your coffee gets cold as it absorbs the temperature of your coffee mug. This really sucks for coffee lovers who live in cold regions as the cold atmosphere can impact the temperature of both your mug and your coffee. Next time you prepare a coffee, try popping your coffee mug in the microwave for a quick minute. This will keep your mug hot and prevent heat loss when you pour coffee in the mug. Just dont burn yourself.

You can also choose to microwave your coffee. This is not best practice but if it’s just an instant coffee that went cold before you even got halfway to finishing it, you might try saving it by putting it in the microwave rather than wasting it and brewing a new one. Just be careful not to overheat it or it can alter the flavor.

8# Using a candle warmer

This is such a boujee way to heat your coffee. Simply place your coffee mug on the candle warmer and light the candle underneath. The heat from the candle will keep your coffee nice and warm. Just make sure you aren’t using a synthetic or plastic coffee mug as this is likely to melt and be aware that you may not be able to do this in the office as it could conflict with their workplace fire policy.

Final Words

Say goodbye to lukewarm coffee and hello to keeping your coffee hot for several hours. Have a think about what method suits you best and let us know in the comments section.

To get more coffee advice check out some of our other blogs listed below:

  1. The best advice on coffee beans
  2. When is the best time to drink coffee
  3. How to brew strong coffee
  4. The health benefits of drinking coffee
  5. Choosing the best coffee grinder

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