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cal is the heat capacity of the entire calorimeter (both water and hardware). However, since the “hardware” of a coffee cup calorimeter is really just a styrofoam cup, you can assume the hardware heat capacity is zero and only consider the water. Now using the specific heat of water and its mass you get Δq Specific Heat Capacity & Calorimetry Solving Coffee Cup Calorimetry Problems Most coffee cup calorimetry problems involve placing a hot object in contact with a colder one. Many of them involve placing a hot piece of metal into cold water. To solve the problems, assume that both objects end up at the same temperature.