At home, you control the coffee. No longer are you subjected to the whims of co-workers and the great divide between the Strong Coffee Drinkers and Those Who Prefer Their Coffee Weak and Ineffectual. (I assume you can tell which camp I’m in.)
I first encountered this divide as a young intern. Because I didn’t have permanent space, I frequently worked in the break room and watched this saga play out throughout the day. The coffeemaker was intended for use with one entire packet of ground coffee, but no one followed this instruction. They either used 1/2 a packet, or they used 2 or 3 packets. I must have heard, “Ugh, who made this coffee?” about a hundred times a day.
Working at home also allows me to escape Dreaded Flavored Coffee. I hate it with a passion you can only develop if you spend months with morning sickness trying to ignore the pervasive smell of hazelnut wafting into your office. Ooh, I feel a little queasy even thinking about it.
But here, the coffee is all mine to brew as I see fit. Think I’ll head upstairs for a cup right now.
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