What happens to coffee when it cools down?

If you drink coffee, then you know that it starts to taste super different as it goes from hot to cold. Is it just the change in temperature that makes it seem like it tastes different? Or is there a little more chemistry going on? Let's find out.
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If you drink coffee, then you know that it starts to taste super different as it goes from hot to cold. Is it just the change in temperature that makes it seem like it tastes different? Or is there a little more chemistry going on? Let's find out.

References from this episode

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