Does drinking hot coffee make your body temperature rise?

Red

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Everyone morning I drink a cup or two of steaming hot, black columbian coffee. Shortly thereafter I get really warm (almost uncomfortable) and even sweat a little. Likewise, if I drink a large glass of ice tea at a restaurant, I'll start to freeze.

Normal, right?
 

crisp82

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I get that.

The theory is though it will cool you down (hence the sweating) due to Homeostasis
 

StageLeft

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Yeah because the heat from the coffee has to go somewhere. I find that a mug of tea will warm me up big time. I also get freezing cold on days I don't have my morning coffee.
 

kami

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Nothing substantial, no. Your body is already hot inside, the coffee isn't THAT much hotter. Your body quickly normalizes the temperature of the coffee.
 

ChrisIsBored

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I don't believe it's just the temperature of the coffee but also the sugars and caffeine that jolts your body into have more energy. More energy = more heat, hense you feeling warmer.
 

DurocShark

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Originally posted by: ChrisIsBored
I don't believe it's just the temperature of the coffee but also the sugars and caffeine that jolts your body into have more energy. More energy = more heat, hense you feeling warmer.
 

MattCo

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Maybe the caffene is increasing your heart rate and blood flow, and as a result, increasing your body temp.

-MC
 

Turkish

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1. Heat energy will always want to move around in your body, so it the heat of the coffee will warm you up. The sugars/caffeine thing sounds reasonable because it's energy but i dont have much to say about it..
 

NogginBoink

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No.

Imagine your body as a big bucket of water (which it essentially is).

The water is ~98.6 degrees.

Add to that bucket one steaming hot cup of coffee.

How much warmer is that big bucket o water? Not very.
 

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