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Posted by Rainbowkisses (467 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: Do you (or would you) ever drink day old coffee? (107 votes)

Yes (I drink it black) 24%
No (I drink it black) 18%
Yes (I use milk or cream) 13%
No (I use milk or cream) 30%
Other (explain) 15%

Occasionally I will have coffee that left over from the day before and will heat it up and have it that morning. I don't put anything in my coffee so I don't worry about milk possibly going bad or anything like that. Is this weird?

#1 Edited by Zoeytrope (89 posts) -

I feel like if the coffee was left out at room temperature, there's probably some nastiness going on and I won't drink it. If it stayed hot in the coffee machine, it'll probably be stale and burnt but I won't fear for my health.

#2 Edited by mosespippy (4585 posts) -

I don't drink 2 hour old coffee. I'm not a Will Smith level purist when it comes to my coffee but I do have some standards.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -

Isn't that assuming I'd drink coffee in the first place?

#4 Posted by wastedcolumbo (70 posts) -

It would depend on whether it had a skin on it or not, either way a microwave would be involved in the process.

#5 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6086 posts) -

I've drank coffee in the evening that was made that morning. I put sugar and flavored creamer in it, so it didn't really bother me.

#6 Edited by fox01313 (5089 posts) -

Mostly no but I've often made coffee, thrown it in a mug then covered mug with foil & put in a fridge to chill out. Done it a few times the night before so can just have a chilled coffee drink in the summer instead of something hot in the morning. Considering how quickly the small coffee makers make coffee, I'd still go with in the future of making it right before you're drinking it & just wait the 15 min (or less if using the microwave for heating the water) to make a much tastier coffee.

#7 Posted by Chaser324 (6792 posts) -

No, but I also almost never drink freshly brewed coffee either.

#8 Posted by TobbRobb (4879 posts) -

I barely even drink coffee at all, but in the off occasion that I want some, I would brew a new batch even if there was a day old one ready.

#9 Posted by Aetheldod (3785 posts) -

I dont drink coffe whatsoever (dont like the taste one bit)

#10 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6313 posts) -

I don't drink coffee much to begin with but I don't see why not if I was desperate to wake up. I've killed plenty of half-drank beers the morning after parties so it's not like I'm above it or anything.

#11 Posted by Blomakrans (151 posts) -

@video_game_king: Well if you don't drink coffee normally, a cup from the day before probably wouldn't make you any more interested. Or would it?

#12 Posted by Butano (1805 posts) -

Never day old coffee, but I sometimes have the few hours old coffee leftover and make it into iced coffee with some milk and sugar.

#13 Posted by heis24 (43 posts) -

I'll warm it up that same afternoon, but never the next day.

#14 Posted by Pabba (393 posts) -

Nah, it's fine! I like to microwave whatever is left over in the pot the next morning, add some milk and sugar after it is warm. Tastes fine--if a bit TOO hot--and have never had it go wrong!

#15 Posted by mlarrabee (3094 posts) -

Always. Coffee takes a lot longer to spoil than you'd think (or maybe a lot less time, I don't know you).

I've had four- and five-day-old coffee many times, but day-old usually tastes better than fresh.

But I take it black; if I put anything in it I would never let it sit. Milk's one of the most volatile foods and sugar just encourages bacteria.

#16 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

No. I ain't no savage.

#17 Posted by Brodehouse (10247 posts) -

Yeah bring it on. Put it in a microwave.

#18 Posted by believer258 (12308 posts) -

Ugh. I won't drink coffee from 3 hours ago, much less 24 hours ago.

#19 Posted by TooWalrus (13258 posts) -

I'll drink cold coffee if I'm just looking for some caffeine. I'll usually just drink it black. I won't enjoy it, but it'll get me what I'm lookin' for.

#20 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1482 posts) -

I have drank day old coffee before, and I don't recommend it.

#21 Edited by Jack_Lafayette (3561 posts) -

If there's somethin' in the pot, just make sure it's hot.

...That is to say yes, I'll drink aged coffee as long as it's been heated. Not a big fan of additives, though.

#22 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1105 posts) -

Stir that shit up and put it in the microwave. What can go wrong?

#23 Posted by Ketchupp (668 posts) -

Coffee in incredible. It's like water, but more versatile.

#24 Posted by tsutohiro (368 posts) -

I drink day old coffee (from the pot) everyday while I wait for a new pot to brew.

#25 Posted by Coafi (1494 posts) -

I always make a fresh pot in the mornings and whatever is left of that, I heat it up in the afternoon. I've never had a pot that has lasted a day.

#26 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (240 posts) -

I would if I was able to heat it up, I hate cold or room temperature coffee.

#27 Edited by desoda (120 posts) -

I drink my caffeine in cold, carbonated form.

#28 Edited by MideonNViscera (2252 posts) -

I don't know that I've ever actually encountered day old coffee. I doubt I'd be aware if I did though, so sure I'd drink it.

#29 Posted by sarahsdad (1128 posts) -

I voted no, but that was thinking about hot coffee, that I dose up with cream and sugar. Iced coffee is a different story. A 2qt of cold-brew will keep in the fridge really nice for days.

#30 Posted by Ravelle (1479 posts) -

Hell no, cold coffee is disgusting.

#31 Edited by Joystick_Hero (31 posts) -

Hell yeah I drink that stuff.

Best part about room temperature coffee? You can drink a cup in seconds.

#32 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (3146 posts) -

Coffee is best fresh, you can tell the difference between fresh brewed and 2 hour old coffee. There is a real flavor/quality difference between good well made coffee and old coffee, and when you know it you will never drink old coffee again.

#33 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I have one of those coffee pod machines, so no. Also here in England, I don't think I've ever met anyone who uses a pot to make coffee. Just a cup and a kettle usually.

#34 Edited by Shirogane (3583 posts) -

If left outside, probably not. But if i, for some unknown reason, decided not to finish any coffee i had, i'd put it in the fridge anyway so it's be fine. It'd just turn into iced coffee really, and yeah i'd totally drink that.

#35 Edited by geirr (2741 posts) -

I've had day old (black) coffee, cold. I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago though. I preferred it cold, or even iced anyway.

#36 Edited by Hunkulese (2875 posts) -

Why do you have day old coffee sitting around? Do you not clean up after yourself?

#37 Posted by bybeach (5053 posts) -

I've relearned to drink coffee(getting a fresh cup for the morn now). Occasionally I will drink yesterday's (cream substitute and fake sugar). It's edible but also the limit...that is next morning after.

#38 Posted by jasbir (107 posts) -


#39 Edited by tourgen (4542 posts) -

day old coffee re-heated and burned in the microwave is the nasty. Might as well throw in your cigar ashes while you're at it.

but yep, sometimes it's just what I need in the morning.

#40 Posted by SMTDante89 (2603 posts) -

I suppose I'm in the No (Other) category because I don't drink coffee. Used to always steal it from my dad when I was about five to six, then I just stopped drinking it altogether. Don't really care for the taste or smell of it anymore.

#41 Posted by Scampbell (501 posts) -

I'm a Will Smith level purist.

#42 Edited by Veektarius (5065 posts) -

Coffee isn't expensive. I don't know why anyone would do that. Edit: Unless they've given up on life and are a soulless husk numbly going through a daily routine.

#43 Posted by Christoffer (1955 posts) -

Absolutely not. I love coffee but old coffee tastes like poison. One look could kill.

#44 Posted by Haliaeetus (12 posts) -

Don't reheat the coffee, just toss some ice in it.

#45 Edited by CaLe (4072 posts) -

I never do such a thing for my whole life yet. But I will tell you another, I put a coffee in microwave 30 seconds after make it. Why is it? Well I like very hotter than boiling water provide.

Additional: I drink all my coffee for once after making. No remains.

#46 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

Same afternoon or something if I made it in the morning. Never the next day though.

#47 Posted by WarosVenus (12 posts) -

Sometimes we pour the coffee into a container and stick it in the fridge and I've had that for days afterwards. I think it tastes fine, and I never re-heat it. I always use sugar and milk.

#48 Posted by JasonR86 (9739 posts) -

I have before and it's a terrible idea. It tasted like shit.

#49 Posted by Scrawnto (2472 posts) -

6 to 8 hours is about the limit for me, and that's obviously if it's untouched (no cream or sugar) in the carafe or in an insulated container like a Zojirushi. I certainly wouldn't drink anything that had sat around with milk in it for that long. Old coffee is pretty awful, but sometimes I'm more interested in being alert than having happy taste buds.

#50 Posted by Liquidus (943 posts) -

The answer is: fuck no!