GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Coffee Conundrum

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Does coffee stay hotter with cream added then sitting, or sitting and then cream added? Image: dyobmit/Flickr

This week’s puzzle is more of an interpretive challenge — and as such I will prioritize filmed dances describing your answer. If not a dance, please describe your answer to the following question, which though seemingly simple has baffled my attempts to crowdsource the answer through my social networks:

I like hot coffee with cream. But in the hectic morning, I usually end up pouring a cup and then letting it sit for a couple minutes before drinking it. All else equal, am I better off adding cream from the refrigerator immediately after pouring coffee into the cup, or would would my coffee stay hotter if I waited until just before I sip the coffee to add the cream?

Cream now or cream later?

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