It is darker in color.....
It's only mildly warm when it's delivered to your table. This is why your coffee turns cold so fast.
Your coffee's rate of heat loss will be reduced slightly if you make it lighter in color.
Because black coffee is darker it releases heat more quickly than coffee with cream, but not as much as black coffee.
Food science geeks explain why the laws of physics show that adding cream to your coffee doesn't make it cooler than a cup of black coffee.
Coffee with cream cools about 20% slower than coffee without cream.
It takes around 20 percent longer for a cup of coffee with cream to chill than it does for a cup of coffee without it. Cream cools slower than a cup of unsweetened brew.
A cup of cold, refrigerated cream would seem to chill down your cup of coffee, but For three reasons food science experts have shown why this is not the case.
Because black coffee is darker, it emits heat more quickly than lighter-colored coffee with cream.
Let's say you have two cups of coffee that start out at the same temperature.
Add cream to cup 1, and the coffee cools right away. But the rate at which it loses heat also goes down.
The hotter black coffee in Cup 2 cools down very fast, so that in less than five minutes, both cups are about the same temperature. Cup 1 is now the hotter of the two.
This is the last reason why more viscous liquids, like coffee with cream added, don't evaporate as quickly. This means that less heat is lost through evaporation.
Temperature loss is also reduced. After just five minutes, the two cups of coffee are roughly the same temperature, despite cup #2 being much hotter.
Check out the list of other coffee questions.
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).