You know things are starting to fall apart when you wake up one morning in a shock, rush to make coffee and accidentally forget to add the coffee grounds resulting in brewed hot water. Other times have resulted in coffee grounds all over the floor resulting in an impromptu early floor mopping. And yet another time was a broken coffee carafe which resulted in no coffee at all.
Enter my new coffee machine. No carafe. And I can set it up the night before. It’s like a little elf came into my kitchen in the wee hours of the morning and brewed coffee especially for me. Now if only that imaginary elf can remember to add cream and sugar and stop me from hitting the snooze button a zillion times.
Unfortunately for me, the morning caffeine blast only lasts until 3 p.m. when I start feeling the dregs of work. The Powers That Be have recognized that and installed a mechanical wunderkind in the kitchen. Yes, the same company that debated locking the freezer after someone left a volatile can of soda in it.
It makes everything from hot tea (the peppermint is my favorite after-lunch treat) to its version of a mochaccino. It’s not exactly up to par to that upscale coffeebar named after a Battlestar Galactica character. But still good and more importantly, free. The jury is still out on the Milky Way-flavored coffee mix.
Downside to all of this? Already peppy sales people come bouncing into my office high on caffeine talking so fast it’s like another language. Now that’s annoying.