Yesterday afternoon I headed to our little kitchen area/pool hall and saw these boxes stacked along the wall. Those of you with good imaginations will be able to clearly see that they are filled with Starbucks coffee cups.
Where I work they provide free coffee and tea. The problem with the coffee is someone needs to make it, and the problem with that is that people have different opinions on what a good cup of coffee is and how much humor there is in switching the decaf and regular grinds.
Our dear friends at Starbucks (motto: "Drink Tea and the Terrorists Win") came up with a way to get their grubby fingers even deeper in our pockets solve that problem by creating a Starbucks Coffee Station, designed for business situations like ours. You set your cup on a tray, push a button for what you want (regular or decaf or a blend of each or hot chocolate), and out comes delicious liquid that is not remotely like tea.
These things started showing up in other buildings where I work and my guess is we will have one soon too. Coffee drinkers seem to like the things. The only complaint is that it still has a knack for spelling your name wrong on the cup (but it's fun to watch it write it!).
That's it - move along...