I went to my local coffee “bar” for a cup of coffee.Â As I was about to order, a rude woman burst in and stepped in.Â She said she was in a rush and needed to order her coffee NOW, so I let her go first.Â
She ordered a cup of coffee, but insisted that her coffee must be made at 114 degrees.
“What an asshole,” I thought to myself.Â
But the “barista” didn’t bat an eye.
I just got home and did a Google search.Â I was surprised to read this on a “coffee FAQ” about getting rid of the caffeine:
“Heating the water to 114 degrees Fahrenheit (45.5 degrees Celsius) destroys the methlylene chloride compound, which takes the caffeine with it. The beans reabsorb their flavor when reintroduced to the bath. This is called the indirect method, as the coffee beans never directly come in contact with the methlylene chloride.”
Have you ever seen anyone ask for their coffee at 114 degrees?
Even if it is legit, the woman was still an asshole.