Coffee Perks

20 June 2014 by Caron WillsCaron Wills
There are great perks in most respectable work places that the employees of that company come to enjoy. CodeWeavers is no exception to this and over the years I have been witness to many offerings. We adjust as the needs change and as the whimsy of our fearless leaders moves. From time to time we joke about carwashes and xp points becoming the basis for a pay scale.

The truth is, the comforts we have in our small company are great. We know each other well, we get along and we share varied but common tastes.

One of those is coffee. All day long.

Not everyone in the office is a coffee drinker. Some prefer tea or beer or water or other such "things". Then, there are those of us who are avid coffee drinkers and because both the CEO and President are in that company, the perks for the fellow coffee connoisseurs is upgraded from time to time.

We started with a single pot system. Burning through 2-4 pots of coffee a day, going through a coffee pot a year and putting up with scorching that would age a pot of coffee in an hour.

Our first upgrade was joyous. It was a Cuisinart with a charcoal filter for brewing and still functions today. It is swank as far as single pot brewing goes. No more scorched coffee and no strange mishaps where the brew cycle would overflow everywhere. It made a nice pot of coffee and we keep it around for emergency purposes.

Sadly, it didn't solve the day-to-day woes because we had increased to 3-6 pots of coffee a day.

After some shopping around we decided a commercial grade unit was in order. We upgraded to a nice unit that brews into airpots. We drink two of these a day, sometimes three... sometimes one (when the heavy coffee drinkers are out). The coffee is never scorched, it's always a drinking temperature and there are less cycles of coffee crafting.


Of course, this is not really posh yet. We've still got some kinks in the system...



Today our first coffee delivery was made. With a new endeavor came a set of four lovely coffee mugs to sip our way into wakefulness each morning. Behold!



We chose a local company, Peace Coffee. They deliver straight to our door, all we have to do is place the order. That's right, no more emergency runs to the nearest coffee vendor! What's even better? Their preferred method of transportation is a bicycle. An environmentally conscious choice to really appease the coffee crowd.

Who knows what the future may hold? A fulltime barista? A delivery to the desk option? How can we really step up our coffee game?

About Caron Wills

Caron has been working in the computer software industry for over 10 years. She joined
CodeWeavers in 2008 and became the Quality Assurance Manager for CodeWeavers in 2009. Contact Caron at caron@codeweavers.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held.

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J-P Simard
J-P Simard
Posted 2014-06-20 16:17
If caffeine were to be produced pure, it would be as strong, if not a stronger stimulant than cocaine. Caffeine is also more addictive than pot (or THC to be precise). So yeah, caffeine is a "perk", I'm just not sure what kind...  😋

That being said, if Codeweavers has a balance sheet that can support a full time barista, that would be very good news. I'll drink to that, but not coffee, I hate coffee...  😈
Silviu Cojocaru
Silviu Cojocaru
Posted 2014-06-20 16:33
So, I guess what they say about programmers being machines that transform coffee into code is true then. Congrats on the commercial grade brewed coffee (raw code) generator  :D
Caron Wills
Caron Wills
Posted 2014-06-23 08:59
J-P Simard Posted:
That being said, if Codeweavers has a balance sheet that can support a full time barista, that would be very good news. I'll drink to that, but not coffee, I hate coffee...  😈


I would drink to it too! We'd probably have a few really great parties with plenty of fruity rum drinks!

Silviu Cojocaru Posted:
So, I guess what they say about programmers being machines that transform coffee into code is true then. Congrats on the commercial grade brewed coffee (raw code) generator  :D


Thank you! We put it to good use every day!
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