Posts Tagged "coffee"

By Any Other Name

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.

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Swing and a Miss…

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.

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Well, I Guess It’s Close Enough

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.

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Mistakes Were Made

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.

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Workplace Coffee Etiquette and Remembering Terry Tate, Office Linebacker

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.

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Coffee Is For Closers

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?

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White Coffee Lids and a Question About Sensation Transference

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.

Seeing these new lids, I couldn’t help but think about the concept of sensory transference, a brilliant concept coined by marketing researcher Louis Cheskin.

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Mugshot Monday

Mugshot Monday is a great collection of people, with their coffee mugs. Created by Lisa Frame, it’s a fun site – and I can see the appeal (particularly for both designers and coffee geeks).

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4 Shots On Ice

Finding this here, I imagined a guy who sat for a while, got pretty amped up, and then ran off to go attend to some important task or errand. I started laughing to myself, imagining a guy running full steam…

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Intelligentsia iPhone App: How to Make French Press Coffee

Whenever I try to make coffee using a French Press, I’m never quite happy with it. On the whole, I think I tend to make my coffee overly strong… so it helps me to actually have specific directions to follow. I recently heard about Intelligentsia’s iPhone App from my friend Matt (who works at Intelligentsia, and was also the 2006…

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