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Good office coffee never exist in your dictionary? I believed most office workers would agreed that coffee from the office pantry usually comes in 2 format, stale or bitter.
Because most offices uses drip filter coffee makers, then after the brew, the coffee pot simply rest on the warmer. So, what you get is either cold coffee which taste stale or very hot coffee that taste bitter.
But, with current coffee suppliers introducing more variety of coffee makers, it is now possible to get good office coffee. The coffee machine to look up for is Keurig and great coffee comes from this thing known as K-cups.
This single serve coffee maker is extremely easy to use, insert the k-cups and then simply press a button for a hot, aromatic cuppa. With more than 35 varieties of coffee and beverages to choose from, Keurig ensures that there would be one that suits you coffee taste profile.
And currently, the coffee suppliers have make it very easy to have the K-cups for your office coffee , some coffee suppliers have this free on loan system. Under this system, all you need to do is to purchase a minimum quantity of products and you can get the Keurig brewer in your office for free!
You might be asking if this is one of those instant coffee solutions, it is not. While the gourmet coffee that is brew is indeed instant, the taste and profile of the coffee is on par on with cafe baristas brew coffee.
The secret for this lies in the patented K-cup. It holds just the right amount of coffee ground that comes from the right grind and roast. The cup protects the coffee from the environment, i.e. light, air and moisture.
The construction of the cup is such that it forces the pressurized hot water to steep the ground with a correct timing to extract the perfect cup of coffee.Sure, it sounds like the coffee maker to have for your office coffee, but how to convince management to place the minimum order. Well, there are actually 2 ways to have the K-cups as your office coffee.
First and the best is to have your management paying for it. Fight for it under the banner of motivation, better productivity or simply a welfare for the employees. The free machine would also be a good ammunition that you can use to convince the bosses.
However, if it doesn't work out, why not get this system yourself? Round up a few co-workers and convince them of the savings. Any coffee in Starbucks cost more than $2.00, a K-cup cost less than $0.40. For the price of one Starbucks coffee, you can have 5 K-cups.
Although, it is lower in cost, it is not lesser in quality. The taste and strength rival, if not is better than Starbucks coffee. One thing for sure, you do not have to worry about lousy baristas brewing lousy quality, every K-cups has the same consistent quality.
So, office coffee need not be low quality beverage, it can be gourmet coffee, courteous of K-cups. The question is how would you get the coffee machine into your office...