WASHINGTON, DC -- A report released by the Union of Concerned Dietitians stated
that not only will the temperature of coffee increase by nearly nine degrees
by the end of this century, the rise is directly linked to human activity.
"At this point, there is no way to reverse the trend, but we can slow it
down," said UCD President Marilyn Presber, who blamed the rising temperature
on corporate coffee "super-heaters" such as Starbucks, McDonald's, and
Dunkin' Donuts, and added that if the public made a conscious effort to heat
water short of its boiling point and pour "extremely chilled" milk into the
beverage, the overall temperature increase could be delayed nearly 150
years. "If we don't make some sacrifices now, our children's children will
be living in a world in which it will be virtually impossible to avoid
having the inside of their mouths burned."
However, many Americans remain skeptical of the coffee-heating issue, such
as Tampa, FL coffee drinker Henry Giesen, 67, who calls it "a hoax
perpetuated by the anti-caffeine lobby and the carbonated-beverage