Sean said he wanted a blog entry over at Trampoline about what coffee we all drink, or, more importantly, where do we get it and why.
He sent out an email to everyone in the office:
Blog post idea: (Designtramp)
We all drink different coffee.
Make the case for yours: what are the reasons you make your purchase decisions for this one thing? Tradition? Convenience? Cost? Quality?
One paragraph. Today, if you can squeeze it in.
Derek: Lox of Bagels
Amy: The Chocolate Mill
Sean: Rock Hill
Trina: Tea? Uncommon Grounds?
Paula: Diet Coke.
After he sent it the responses started coming in little, caffeinated dings. I loved it for how it asked something from us that was purely rooted in what we like. Not how can we make this better? Or if this were happening what would you do? The post went live just as we started a lunch celebrating Amy‘s birthday. We were all gathered around the table just talking about family, movies and laughing over 80s references.
It was a great day when work felt kind of like family. We’ve worked hard over the last 6 months and just being together was a treat. Kind of like that first cup of coffee in the morning.
If you’d like, you can get a glimpse of our coffee (and not coffee) preferences over here. You can tell me your right here in the comments. I’ll be honest that it felt weird not being the person hammering home the buy local idea.
I’m with Sean…Rock Hill all the way. It took me four or five visits of eavesdropping other patrons before I learned her name, but Beth knew not only my name, but also both of my kids’ names by our second visit. Service is better than anywhere else, the cinnamon raisin toast is divine, and there is no drive thru which makes me happy in an old-fashioned sort of way.
I go to Starbucks if I am getting coffee out, simply because of convenience and consistency, it also helps that their food has vastly improved so I can get a snack too if need be. But I mostly brew at home, using a french press and grinding my own beans. I combine half caffinated beans and half decaf because I am pretty sensitive to caffeine. I switch up which beans I buy but I like a lot, Whole Foods, Dunkin Donuts, and Ink are some favorites.