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I'm not a gourmet coffee drinker. I drink Yuban brewed in a Hamilton Beach Brew Station. But I have noticed something that puzzles me. When I brew a fresh carafe of coffee it tastes ok. However, the next day when reheated in the microwave it is smoother and a little more flavorful. I'm curious if anyone can tell me why this is.

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I think it all depends on what you are looking for: my dad is a religious drinker of the "dregs" left in his office coffee pot at the end of the day. He simply prefers that to fresh. I personally can't stand coffee that's been sitting around for more than about three hours (and that has to be in an insulated carafe, not on the burner). I've never met anyone who preferred their coffee reheated the following day, and I've definitely never tried it myself. Very interesting observations, I'm not sure if I can get myself to give it a shot...

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