Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Can I get a side of *gulp* with that?!

My quandry. The coffee at work sucks. It's just plain bad. We have one of those "pod" coffeemakers with foul, weak coffee. In order not to offend my new co-workers, I smiled and made a cup each day. The problem is that I go to the gym almost every morning and can't enjoy my enamel-eating strong coffee at the apartment. And I like it strong.

So, I tried the following:

a) Various gas station coffees
b) The French press at work. Disaster.
c) Tea
.... and the lowest of the low ---
d) McDonalds

So, I'm wondering how offensive it would be to buy a 4-cup coffeepot and brew my own. Of course, anyone else can use it as well. The problem is, it's a bit insulting and also there's not a ton of room in the kitchen for a device.

I wouldn't mind frequenting a local cafe, but they don't have drive-thrus and it can get a bit expensive. I would love to support local business by buying yummy coffee at the farmer's market each week. Who knew my caffeine addiction would become so consuming?

And today, I got a bit of a surprise at work. Here you go, Rachel. Five new universities!!!! Knock yourself out! I'm already feeling like a stressball.

5 comments:

laura said...

It won't be insulting. They'll just think you are a coffee snob.

I moved to the 4th floor by the CEO and now my coffee is goooooooood. Have hope!

Amy said...

Can you keep a small coffee maker on your desk?

Rachel said...

I think I might do the small coffee maker on my desk, but then others might want to use it, which is no problem, but a bit inconvenient. Tricky.

Carly said...

The French guy that has an office next to mine has an expresso machine. I think the coffee here is foul, so I don't think he's rude one bit!

Carly said...

The French guy that has an office next to mine has an expresso machine. I think the coffee here is foul, so I don't think he's rude one bit!