How do you guys deal with bad coffee at work?

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preslove

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lots of different brands. I think they even have k-cups that you can pack yourselves these days.

I'd wager, then, that there are probably quite a few good brands, as coffee lends itself to automation (read the article above on why). Of course, there's the cost aspect. Nespresso pods are $0.50, each.
 

Krazy4Real

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I'm glad I don't drink coffee. The people that do in the office always complain about it, so I'm sure it's bad.
 

Ns1

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I'd wager, then, that there are probably quite a few good brands, as coffee lends itself to automation (read the article above on why). Of course, there's the cost aspect. Nespresso pods are $0.50, each.

I would really need a k-cup that handles an adequate amount of coffee.

< 1tbsp is most certainly not enough.

with standard keurig/*$ k-cups I have to use 2 just to get a half decent cup.
 

DrPizza

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If you have water available for a Keurig, why not just get a small coffee maker? I've been using one of those little coffee makers that makes a pot big enough for two large cups of coffee. With a little practice at first, I perfected how much coffee grounds to use to get a perfect cup of coffee. Heck, you could just get a brita pitcher, filter your water, and make it at your desk (if you didn't have water close by.)
 

NutBucket

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Coffeemaker at my desk. There's a community pot about 50ft away but that stuff is nasty. Nobody ever washes the pot and the coffee is weak. Did I mention its either Yuban or Folgers?

I lug in the 2.5 gallon jugs of distilled water too.

And agreed, just say no to Keurig ;) I'm sure even though I pay about $15 a pound for coffee it still works out cheaper than K-cups.
 

drinkmorejava

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A french press isn't too messy if you have a sink somewhere. Make the coffee in the morning, spend two minutes at the end of the day. It's also a good excuse to get away from your desk if you want a break.

I guess the one caveat is that you need hot water, but our water coolers have that.

I have training every thursday morning, and we used to get coffee from the food service. Cost ~$90 for the worst coffee I've ever had (was green mountain too, so I don't know what they did to it :( ). Now we just get three starbucks coffee travelers for half the price and the money is being saved for a party in the summer.
 

dud

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Ugh, they bought 2 huge buckets of Folgers Classic Roast.
Tastes like burnt.

Luckily I drink coffee maybe once a month.



I don't drink coffee, it keeps me awake during meetings.

In your case I wouldn't drink it ... just bring your own if you need the caffeine.
 

Crono

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The last place I worked had such a terrible Keurig machine. Keurigs are great for personal use, but in a work environment where they don't clean it out regularly, it makes terrible, terrible coffee.

I would usually either bring coffee in a thermos, buy from Dunkin' Donuts or McDonald's near work, or even (not as often) grind beans with a portable manual grinder and use with a french press I kept in my locker. People looked at me funny whenever I did this because it seems like a lot of effort, but it is worth it especially when all that's available is Green Mountain Dark Magic coffee made on an improperly cleaned coffee maker. I drink my coffee black and unsweetened and prefer light roasts. There's little to mask bad coffee if you aren't adding sweeteners or milk.

Thankfully, the place I am at now has a decent professional grade coffee maker and Eight O'clock coffee stocked. A caffeinated Crono is a happy Crono.
 
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DrPizza

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Coffeemaker at my desk. There's a community pot about 50ft away but that stuff is nasty. Nobody ever washes the pot and the coffee is weak. Did I mention its either Yuban or Folgers?

I lug in the 2.5 gallon jugs of distilled water too.

And agreed, just say no to Keurig ;) I'm sure even though I pay about $15 a pound for coffee it still works out cheaper than K-cups.

Odd, I think coffee tastes better coming from a stained coffee pot. Not sure why.
 

mmntech

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The coffee machine at work makes it fresh each cup. Sort of an high tech version of a Kuerig machine. It's actually pretty good. If you don't like it there's a Tim Hortons and two Starbucks across the street.