3 weeks or so back on a really raw cold day we cracked open a couple of cans of heat in the can coffee. To say it was lukewarm would be an exagerration!! At that temperature it aint nice at all!
We had the flasks out with us but it was a big course and we thought that these would provide a bit more in the way of a warm drink-Wrong!
Letter of complaint to Nescafe - below is the relevant part of reply. The motto is Hot when you want - as long as its not a cold day! Funny that, I like a cold drink on a warm day and a hot one iin winter. So don't throw the flasks way
Thank you for your recent letter concerning Nescafe Hot When You Want.
..The can is designed to heat up the contents to around 40 degrees c higher than the initial remperature of the can however, this may vary by a few degrees either way. For instance, if the can is activated at average room temperature of around 20 degrees C the contents of the can will heat up until it reaches 60 degrees C. If the can starts at a hotter temperature for example if left out in the sun the coffee will reach a higher temperature.
Although the can and the coffee may feel hot, it will be no hotter than a coffee from a vending machine (typically around 75-80 degrees C). For best results the can should be stored indoors at room temperature. If the can is stored in a refrigerator or any other relatively cold environment (i.e. around 4 degrees C) the can will heat up only to 44 degrees C. for this reason we do not recommend that the product should be refrigerated.
Thinking back the RiB was like a fridge that day! Lot nicer on today's course -an absolute overcoat warmer, flat calm sea, bit of sunshine
(Simons just wandered back in-been on L/B launch to a person in the water - it turned out to be a dog scared by fireworks and swimming around half a mile or so off-but very grateful!!)
- no you can't keep it!!!!)