PollIf you use a cold beverage on a paper cup designed to hold hot liquids, what would happen?
      – BorgClown, 2008-11-28 at 04:56:44   (4 comments)

On 2008-11-28 at 04:58:53, BorgClown wrote...
I think most of the cups designed for hot beverages will get soggy with cold beverages. But it won't with warm or room-temperature beverages.
On 2008-11-28 at 05:01:32, BorgClown wrote...
Googling for it, it appears that manufacturers already sell paper cups for hot and cold drinks. I just realized the explanation today, for me it was a little discovery.
On 2008-11-28 at 10:17:43, Lee J Haywood wrote...
What about when you leave your hot drink and it goes cold? Also, most drinks are over 99% water anyway - there's not really a significant difference, unless you think a bit of carbon dioxide will tunnel through the cup wall.
On 2008-11-28 at 18:30:51, BorgClown wrote...
It's the temperature what softens the paper cup. Paper cups are waxed to keep the paper dry, but paper cups for hot beverages are waxed only on the inside. Drinks below room-temperature form water condensation, effectively wetting the cup from the outside in.