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 email@example.com and learn more about her professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.