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Topic: Providing coffee to co-workers (7 msgs / 168 lines)
1) From: Vicki Smith
My job is changing and I will be in my office most of the time, rather 
than out in the community. I'm not planning on drinking the office 
coffee. In the past, I have brought coffee I brewed at home in with me 
in a thermos, but I will be grinding and brewing at work now.
While I have never minded sharing from my thermos, I can't afford to 
provide my homeroast to the 12 people in my office full time. Not 
everyone will want it, of course, but I have turned on about 5 folks to 
the joys of homeroast since I started working at my agency.
How are other folks handling this? My idea is to have my coffee set-up 
in my (private) office rather than the break room and put a "Bean Fund" 
jar next to it for those who want to drink my coffee. I am also planning 
on making no more than a couple of pots a day. I'll be brewing in a KMB 
and grinding using a Maestro.
vicki
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2) From: Ira
At 11:47 PM 4/20/2008, you wrote:
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Years ago I used to occasionally buy donuts for the office, 
eventually I realized I was loosing my rear and people who wanted 
donuts were required to pay $5 in advance and tell me what they 
wanted. When I picked up donuts I'd buy what they wanted and deduct 
the money, when it go to zero they either coughed up another $5 or 
the donuts stopped. So my suggestion is get the money in advance or 
you'll never get it.
Ira
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3) From: John Brown
you might also list the cost of the beans with shipping.  as a subtle 
reminder things aren't free there is also a cost involved by some one 
some where.
Vicki Smith wrote:
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4) From: Rich
Unfortunately, you may find that this approach does not get the message 
across.  The mindset may be more along these lines: From each according 
to his ability, to each according to his need.  My experience is you 
will have to be upfront and explain that the homeroast is not a free 
lunch and that if the others are interested in partaking of the coffee, 
you will roast it but you can not afford to supply it free.
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5) From: Eddie Dove
Vicki,
In my office, for those that wish to contribute, I have a wide-mouth
mason jar with a fluorescent green Post-it taped across the front that
reads in big bold letters, "Coffee Kitty - Donations Only."  I have
never really tracked the donations, and the jar is somewhat out of the
way, but people do donate (sometimes a $20 bill) because they don't
want me to stop bringing the coffee.
Perhaps something to the effect of "Keep the Coffee Flowing" would
garner more donations.  For the sake of safety, the jar does have the
metal band screwed onto it to prevent chipping of the glass rim and
potential cuts.
Have a great day!
Eddie
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Home Coffee Roasting Blog and Referencehttp://southcoastcoffeeroaster.blogspot.com/On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 1:47 AM, Vicki Smith  wrote:
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6) From: Alan Fay
My first experience with great-tasting coffee was a bag of mountain
coffee I brought home from  Tijuana.     My second experience was a
co-op experience working at a computer manufacturing company.   There
I tasted some coffee that a co-worker had bought and roasted and
brought in to share.   He shared it for some small amount (maybe a
quarter) per cup.     That brought back memory of drinking coffee as
an incredibly pleasant experience.     I was elated that the guy was
willing to share this powerful, legal drug.    I tasted Nigerian,
Mexican, all kinds of coffee.   This was about a decade ago.   But I
still remember the wonderfully pleasant experience.
Since then, I bought a hot air popcorn popper.   I plan to roast some
coffee beans  with it one day, and relive the pleasant experience of
drinking awesome coffee.
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7) From: sci
Vicki,
How do I handle this? Ha!!
"Sir! Step AWAY from the thermos, and nobody gets hurt."
Of course, you are more civil than me and will come up with more polite
solutions.
Occasionally, when I have some coffee left over that I don't want, I set my
Zoji out.
It has always been emptied. My other solution is to carry my Aeropress with
me and make big mugs of killer coffee about thrice  a day. I have a Zass in
the office. The AP + Zass = cure for common office coffee.
Ivan
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:47:09 -0600
From: Vicki Smith 
Subject: [Homeroast] Providing coffee to co-workers
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My job is changing and I will be in my office most of the time, rather
than out in the community. I'm not planning on drinking the office
coffee. In the past, I have brought coffee I brewed at home in with me
in a thermos, but I will be grinding and brewing at work now.
While I have never minded sharing from my thermos, I can't afford to
provide my homeroast to the 12 people in my office full time. Not
everyone will want it, of course, but I have turned on about 5 folks to
the joys of homeroast since I started working at my agency.
How are other folks handling this? My idea is to have my coffee set-up
in my (private) office rather than the break room and put a "Bean Fund"
jar next to it for those who want to drink my coffee. I am also planning
on making no more than a couple of pots a day. I'll be brewing in a KMB
and grinding using a Maestro.
vicki
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