While I’ve caught myself in the past, today is a new personal best. I brewed up a pot of coffee, that ended up actually being a pot of hot water.
We contacted the company’s support (they only have email), but in the meanwhile we have no coffee maker. We were in a mad scramble, trying to figure out how to get that precious caffeine out of the coffee beans.
I’ve gotten a pretty good system down for our morning coffee. I use a scale to weigh our beans (current default is 65g for 6 cups of water).
It’s right around the corner from the old Emmis Interactive office. And in fact, I remembered that this used to be a kind of gated off area. I walked by it countless times, but I guess things have changed over the last 5 years.
Last week, I happened across an item on Product Hunt called GO CUBES. While this wasn’t the first time it was featured, it was the first time the product was available for order… so I decided to give it a whirl.
Positioned over the seam, every time.
Hard to know if this variation is closer to my actual name or not. Despite the squiggles at the beginning and end, I think this was written out in one motion – so they heard my name as “Flexis.” Which technically has all the proper letters of my name, just slightly out of order. And with an extra “S” thrown in for free.
I don’t have as many reflections on accuracy and understanding as the last time. I just found this version kind if silly and funny. I didn’t notice it until hours later, but it seems that whoever wrote my name down tried to dot the “h.” Hysterical.
This morning, I decided to splurge a little bit and went to Starbucks for a coffee. Since I ordered a latte, they asked me for my name. On arriving back at my desk, I noticed they had gotten my name wrong. Swing and a miss, folks.
We’re staying with my in-laws for a few days, and early in the morning… I decided to make myself a cup of coffee. I’d seen their Keurig machine in action before (put in a capsule, pull down the lid, press a button), so I was confident that I could master such a simple task.
Guys. These things are delicious. I got into a good groove editing photos and listening to this song on repeat for a good while. The only drawback I see to cortados is that I now want to drink like 10 of them in a row.
So at work, there are two large coffee carafes – one containing Starbucks coffee, and one containing Folgers. Both taste terrible, partly due to the fact that the grounds are all pre-packaged and partly due to the fact that the containers likely haven’t been cleaned between each use. But hey, it’s hot. And it’s free. And I’m trying to save money. And somewhere, beyond the awful burnt taste is a modicum of caffeine.
As it is in most offices across the world, the bane of the shared kitchen is the person who taps the coffee and leaves refilling it to the next guy. Large or small, all companies have these guys.
Randomly, I happened to go to the Starbucks at Jackson/Wabash, and spotted a server there who was wearing a You Are Beautiful sticker. I was pretty excited to see this, and asked to take her photo.
Cause we’re adding a little something to this month’s Sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Anybody wanna see second prize?
Normally, the lids are black. In fact, out of all the time I’ve been getting coffee from New Wave… I can’t recall a time when the lids weren’t black. Seeing white lids actually gave me a physical pause, and putting the thing on top of my cup looked a little… well, it looked weird.