Water temperature question


Luckily, over here we have no such problem, in fact the opposite - I keep cracking cups as they are often cold (in the trailer) when the boiling water hits them.
You can steam hot water to boiling in a few seconds, so yes, I'd ask the barista to do that before adding the tea.
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Danny

I doubt that many espresso machines can operate without boiling the water unless it's a twin boiler with the brew boiler below boiling, or the more usual system of mixing cold water with the boiler water before the dispenser. Could explain a lot of bad espresso though.
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Danny

Might be against the local laws, but definitely impossible under the laws of thermodynamics, which are far more rigorous than any local ordinance.
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Coffee for Connoisseurs

Many places I've ordered tea in the USA, such as Star*ucks, use a special spigot with an orange handle to provide the hot water. With all the noise this spigot makes I've wondered if it provides water that is hotter than boiling. Is that possible given laws of physics?
The more peculiar thing I've run into is where food service people won't put the tea bags in the cup before the water. A server at a well-known breakfast chain restaurant in Tempe, Arizona said he couldn't because of Health Regulations. The counter person at a coffee shop in Rochester, NY also refused citing New York State Health Regulations. However, she passed me the empty paper cup, I took the tea bag packages from the counter display, tore them open, and put the bags in the cup. I then passed the cup back to her and she added the hot water from the orange handled spigot.
Has anyone else run into this?
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Obdoakes

I'd like to see either in action. I'll never use the range anymore.
Jim
PS Don't use steel bottom kettles with an aluminum rim on ceramic tops. The differential will mar the surface. I learned the hard way.
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Space Cowboy

On Jun 25, 3:28 pm, "Rostyslaw J. Lewyckyj" wrote:
I don't see why not. I routinely do this when I need a quick cup or so of boiling water for tea, or any cooking need. Hot water from my marzocco's hot water tap comes out at near boiling temp as well.
I also should note that I don't know squat about tea. I recently learned from some tea folk that boiling water is not the right call for brewing some teas. Maybe you know something about that?
-Greg
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gscace

Agreed. But I go to the bookstores primarily to browse and read the books, and not for the tea or coffee. Although the tea and coffee there is better than in the standard (not specialty) restaurants. At least one can order a pot of "green tips" or "english breakfast" and not be served a bag of: Salada, Liptons, or some restaurant suppliers tea. Also the coffee is generally better, and so is the choice of pastries. Which is all meant as faint praise.
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Rostyslaw J. Lewyckyj

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