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Hot Coffee Versus Iced: The Great Debate

When you think of coffee, chances are you probably think of the traditional hot cup of joe, brewed to perfection just in time for your morning commute. But more and more, iced coffee is becoming a delicious competitor, particularly among younger generations. With the advent of cold brewed coffee, it seems that cold or iced coffee is definitely having its day in the sun.

However, people still seem to gravitate towards hot coffee, even in warmer months. This begs the question: which is better, hot or iced? Well, we’re here to help you decide!

Pros and Cons of Hot Coffee

Hot coffee is obviously the more traditional choice of caffeinated beverage. It is warm, welcoming and wakes you up. It has a higher ratio of acidity to sweetness, which can make for a compelling and unique flavor. Plus, you can easily add sugar or sweetener to it, along with your choice of milk product. The higher temperature allows these to be dissolved quickly into your brew, giving it a smoother taste.

There are some cons or downsides to hot coffee, though. First of all, when it’s 90 degrees out, does anyone really want to be drinking it? The acidity in it can also just taste bitter to some people, and cause stomach issues in others. There is also the risk of burns from spilling it, which nobody wants to deal with!

Pros and Cons of Iced Coffee

Iced coffee, on the other hand, is cold, so if you spill it on yourself (and let’s hope you don’t!) all you have to worry about is the stain. Also, if it’s cold brewed, it will taste sweeter than hot coffee, as it is less acidic. Plus, in hot weather, it’s a great choice instead of sugary soda or energy drinks.

But there are some downsides to iced coffee. Since it’s cold, sugar and sweeteners will not be able to dissolve as easily in it. If you want sweeter iced coffee, you might have to use flavored syrups to sweeten it, and it’s not quite the same flavor. Milk products also don’t mix as well in iced coffee. Oh, and then there’s the whole “ice melting in your coffee” aspect, which unfortunately dilutes it and can make it taste watery.


Whichever kind of coffee you prefer temperature-wise, you should always choose premium-quality products. At Bevco, we specialize in office coffee service, so you can always get that perfect cup of joe. Contact us today to see how we can help you!