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damerell ([personal profile] damerell) wrote2015-09-28 06:42 pm

Coffee machine (thrilling stuff, I know)

We have a coffee machine at work which produces cheap and nasty coffee, which at least isn't expensive and nasty, but compares badly with the cafe which does cheap and nice coffee but closes at 4 pm.

The machine has a light sensor to see if you've put a mug in it, but I can't actually put my mug in in a position that trips the sensor. There's an obvious failure mode in that I forget to put my hand over the sensor and a paper cup drops down.

A less obvious mode is that I put my hand over the sensor but don't put my mug in. :-(
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[personal profile] vatine 2015-09-29 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
Of the two failure modes, the "less obvious one" was the one that first occurred to me. I may have been looking for design flaws too much, I guess.

[identity profile] venta.livejournal.com 2015-09-29 12:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel this is a related form of my smoothie-based failure this morning. I made too much smoothie at breakfast time, so put some in glass (to drink) and some in a plastic pot (to keep for another time).

Even though I "emptied" the blender, after a few minutes some more smoothie had puddled at the bottom of the jug. I probably should have poured it into the glass rather than into the plastic pot, what with me having already put the pot's lid on.
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[personal profile] hairyears 2015-09-29 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Our floor's snack bar has been closed, refitting prior to the arrival of our new in-work catering contract franchise: Starbucks.

I love explaining 'Black coffee, *without* milk' repeatedly.

Almost as much as I love discovering anew that drinking Starbucks makes me envy dogs' ability to lick their arseholes.

And then discover,in gastrointestinal turbulence, that Starbucks' oily brew is fucking ROUGH.

[personal profile] stephdairy 2015-09-30 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
Their filter or their americano? I find the former much nicer, though it does seem to vary between franchises for some reason.

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[personal profile] hairyears 2015-10-05 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not convinced it's actually coffee.

Someone spends all morning lurking under the counter, scraping out the little black bits from their toes and leaving them to dry, and doing something unspeakable to filters in the percolator.