Our recommendation to use 175 degrees F water for brewing coffee is purely because our blind taste tests with both coffee experts and every day coffee lovers clearly showed that they preferred the taste of coffee brewed using water of that temperature. You can use hotter water in your AeroPress without any concern about the materials of the AeroPress. We recommend you do your own taste tests with coffee brewed using different temperatures of water to determine your preference. The statement about drinking temperature touches on a widespread misconception. People often say they like their coffee really hot but if you measure the temperature of the hottest coffee they can tolerate, it will be in the 135 to 145 degrees F range. We have done this test. We have heard from users that they formerly liked to drink it very hot because that masked bitterness. They reported that AeroPress brew is so low in bitterness that they enjoy it at moderate temperatures. I myself enjoy coffee at any temperature, cold, room-temp or about 125F.
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