“These results suggest that drinking very hot beverages is one probable cause of oesophageal cancer and that it is the temperature, rather than the drinks themselves, that appears to be responsible,” Dr. Christopher Wild, IARC Director, said in a press release.
The good news, according to the Bloomberg report, is that most people enjoy drinking their coffee around 140 degrees. In fact, researchers told the publication the new findings probably don't warrant changing you eating and drinking habits, and pointed to smoking and alcohol consumption as way bigger causes of cancer.
But all things considered, it probably won't hurt to let your coffee cool off before gulping it. Really, you won't burn you tongue, too. Also: iced coffee.