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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:46 AM
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Mondays make me realize how bad the coffee sucks here
We sometimes make coffee on weekends, but we have good coffee. We grind it fresh and one and a half mugs full makes me vibrate for the next 6 hours. (With real milk and sugar, too -- no powdered creamer.)

But then, I get here, and I drink cup after cup of this crap, and nothing. It looks weak, it tastes weak, it buzzes weak. I think it's all decaf and they're not telling us. (At least I'm not paying for it.)

I probably should get a travel mug, at least for Mondays. I'd love to be able to operate a little travel coffee maker here, but the circuit my office is on can barely support my computer as it is.

:hangover:

So -- how's the coffee where you work?
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:47 AM
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1. Work?? You Mean SOMEONE Still Has A Job??
In this rotten economy?

What's a Job? An Office?

It's been so long, I forget anymore!!
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:48 AM
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2. Sorry, Mermaid...
Guess I hit a nerve.
Hope things look up for you.

Want some coffee? :donut:
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:58 AM
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6. Sure, I'll have some coffee
apology accepted.

I'm just beyond the point of frustrated.

Work is SO scarce...and the few jobs out there all suck!
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:51 AM
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3. I've had 56 cups since May
Just got another cup a minute ago.

It tastes about these same as the ordinary stuff I make at home.

At one office where I worked, the boss started buying fancy coffee and everybody started guzzling the stuff and the secretary put a stop to it because were all getting crazy on it and driving the firm into bankruptsy (which it did eventually, anyway).
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:53 AM
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5. The thing is -- who knows? These may have been decent beans at one point
But they were ground ages ago, and I think the packets are designed to make less coffee than our machine makes, so it's super-diluted.

We also have nasty, nasty NASTY (did I mention nasty?) flavors -- peaches and cream, buttered rum, blueberry muffin. Who in the hell wants to drink a blueberry muffin? Ick. I stick to the "house blend."
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:52 AM
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4. I work at home
So my coffee is always good. Fresh ground, strong, with half and half. Last office job I had had terrible coffee, but the one before that we had good coffee delivered.. It was really good because it was stored in a big thermal carafe. IMO coffee that sits on a warmer goes bad in 30 minutes.

I can't drink the Folgers crap that's offered at my parent's house, I'll take tea instead.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:00 PM
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7. Coffee Was Good At My Last Job, Though
Once they switched coffee companies, anyway.

but for less than 8 bucks an hour (when I was promised 11 to 13 bucks an hour) I wasn't staying!
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phatkatt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:09 PM
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8. Worth all of the dime they charge for the crap!
I bring a travel mug with espresso and milk that usually lasts untiil the P.M. I grind the beans every morning. I get the beans from this local place that imports the raw beans and roasts it themselves on a 19th century roaster that takes up a whole corner of their store. Mmmmmmm!

I had a buddy who set up a coffee maker at work making the great coffee I described above and charged a quarter or so for it. One day he got a note specifically asking if he could start buying some Maxwell House shit.
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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:12 PM
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9. Get a good thermos.
Life is too short to drink bad coffee. I have my own contraband coffee maker. Sorry 25 cents a cup is too much for Maxwell House.
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