Instant coffee (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 18, 2022 11:27 AM|
Instant coffee (by plenty [MO]) Nov 18, 2022 11:37 AM
Instant coffee (by Rick [IN]) Nov 18, 2022 11:39 AM
Instant coffee (by Still Learning [NH]) Nov 18, 2022 11:48 AM
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Instant coffee (by Richard [MI]) Nov 18, 2022 12:42 PM
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Instant coffee (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 20, 2022 9:55 PM
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Instant coffee (by Busy [WI]) Nov 21, 2022 8:16 AM
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Instant coffee (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 11:27 AM
I drink tea, I drink cocoa, but I don't drink coffee.
I'm setting up a break room for a commercial office space. It will be vacant x days/month, and then other times, it will have 5-10 annoyed, contentious, argumentative people trapped there for 4, 8, 12 hrs at a stretch.
If I was to provide some sort of single-serve packets of instant coffee in the break room, what would have the widest appeal? I wanted to avoid expensive machinese and expensive pods. So I was thinking an electric kettle, tea bags, cocoa packets, various sweeteners, mini-moos, and--- what for the coffee people?
Instant coffee (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 11:37 AM
You can buy at Aldi's Starbucks coffee already made. Pour and heat. Would need a refrigerator and a microwave and cups. Not sure about the instant coffee. Doesn't sound good. --172.56.xx.xxx
Instant coffee (by Rick [IN]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 11:39 AM
Get one of those not really expensive machines and their pods. The pods come in different coffee types/flavors and also come in various teas and hot chocolate.
Use only sugar or cane sugar. Get a little refrigerator for real cream and soft drinks.
Purchase a few "protein bars" to go with everything. A few chocolates would also be good.
You want to look good, you don't want to look cheap, and cheap is instant coffee and kettles. --50.229.xx.xxx
Instant coffee (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 11:48 AM
I would vote machine and pods but I would not leave hot cocoa pods. Those can clog the machines. They can run the machine to put hot water into a cocoa packet or better yet, just offer coffee and tea. --75.67.xxx.xxx
Instant coffee (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 12:03 PM
Not the place to be too cheap. A generic brand K-pod coffee maker can be had for $45. A decent electric tea kettle is $30, so very little savings possible there. Costco sells the K-pod cups in an assorted flavors package. The coffee drinker in my family says the Costco K-pods are drinkable.
If your guests are grumpy, it won't help their mood if you give them nasty instant coffee.
Restaurant supply house in my area sells those single serving half and half cups. Some of those, some single serving packets of sugar, fake sugar, and creamer. And those little plastic stirring sticks if they are not illegal in your state. --76.178.xxx.xxx
Instant coffee (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 12:42 PM
I'm thinking old school.
Tell them to bring their lunch boxes and thermos like we used to. Then they can have whatever they want to eat and drink.
This idea of the company providing everything is crazy and advanced by people that want the company to provide everything for them. No matter what you provide, there will be those who complain or demand "special" stuff "because" and there will never be an end to the demands.
Next they will want catered lunches,pool tables, masseuses, yoga breaks --wait, they already do want that and companies give in to this insanity because "experts" tell them it makes employees happy.
Didn't I just read in the last few days that Twitter gave employees $200 A DAY for food allowances? Can you see what I mean when I say there will be no end to the demands if you keep caving to them?
Let them bring their own food and drink and be glad you give them a place to sit and eat. --75.7.xx.xx
Instant coffee (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 12:51 PM
An employee that has to be bribed to do their best will throw you under the bus and walk away for anyone that ups the brine even if it is only by a very tiny amount. They are not worth having as an employee.
People, especially people that don't make a lot, need higher wages, not free fancy coffee and pastries. I really wish all the companies would completely do away with benefits, perks, special stuff (read this as bribes) and then just pay people more. Let the people decide where they want to spend their money.
Twenty dollars and hour is way better than ten dollars an hour and free coffee and donuts. --75.7.xx.xx
Instant coffee (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 2:29 PM
Either do or do not, don't go half-way. Instant coffee is nasty unless you have a way to really fancy it up with good cream, etc. So don't try. I carry instant Starbucks with me when I travel, and it's better than hotel coffee, but otherwise blech.
Get a K-cup maker, as everyone has said, and CostCo coffee pods. Hot chocolate bags not pods - they can heat water in the K-cup machine if you don't want to get an electric kettle (I would get one.) --50.82.xxx.xxx
Instant coffee (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 3:42 PM
To avoid the cost of the pods just get a commercial bun coffee maker and a can of coffee and some filters. The only trouble you will have is someone is going to have to be in charge of rinsing the glass pot and turning the unit off at the end of the day. You can get a used one at a commercial kitchen supply place for not a lot of money. Or go even cheaper and just get a drip coffee maker for home use. --209.205.xxx.xx
Instant coffee (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 8:27 PM
What a mess.
Instant coffee (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 8:27 PM
As usual I am the lone voice, this time for instant coffee. I use Tasters Choice. My husband doesn't drink coffee and as I love a good cup of perked, I only drink one cup in the morning so he makes it for me in the microwave every a.m. I take milk & sugar in it so its fine for me.
I do have a tiny Mr Coffee machine that a tenant left years ago so I could make it but too much trouble. --216.126.xx.xxx
Instant coffee (by ned [AL]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 8:33 PM
I'd vote pods --70.92.xx.xx
Instant coffee (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2022 10:03 PM
Ditto Richard --73.113.xxx.xxx
Instant coffee (by FloridaNative [FL]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 10:01 AM
Instant coffee is a real turn off to many coffee drinkers. Go with the pods. --73.205.xxx.xx
Instant coffee (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 10:12 AM
Put the coffee maker on a timer so that it will only have electricity to turn off and on between certain hours. Like at the beginning and end of a normal work day. --172.56.xx.xx
Instant coffee (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 10:17 AM
Recent stay at a Marriott revealed this, available on their website Judy Google Marriott Coffee maker, it's inexpensive and so are the pods, and it's fool proof simple!
The Marriott One Cup Coffee Brewer and Brew Tray Kit makes it easy to prepare your daily morning coffee. The rapid brew time helps get you on to the next task quickly, and the one-cup size is perfect for when you need a pick-me-up but don't want to take the time to brew a whole pot. This kit comes complete with the 100 percent Colombian coffee featured in Marriott hotel rooms, and there are both regular and decaffeinated offerings for those who enjoy a cup of coffee in the evenings as an after-dinner --172.56.xx.x
Instant coffee (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 11:09 AM
Deanna, No instant coffee. Instant coffee has its own followers, but it is not viewed as coffee.
Nowadays, people go out for coffee as they are very particular, the days of the office suppled coffee suiting most tastes are gone. Your desire to make this project a cheap, low hassle offering is out of step with current realities and is a likely fail. --149.76.xxx.x
Instant coffee (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 11:41 AM
Last time I told someone which brand of instant I use and how to make it taste like brewed, it disappeared off the shelves for weeks. The person I told about it is a judge and had a boat load of friends.
If you want to do a S#1t job and have less business then do any of the things you or the folks above mentioned. If you want callbacks and future rentals but don't want to police the coffee room, then find a service that delivers the fixings and coffee and picks up the stuff and cleans the table. Or you can have the phone number of places that the users can call for delivery on their dime. --71.188.xx.xxx
Instant coffee (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 9:55 PM
I am having flash backs from a Seinfeld episode about instant coffee --24.101.xxx.xxx
Instant coffee (by Sir Walter [NC]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2022 11:06 PM
Which brand of instant do you use and how do you make it taste like brewed? --156.146.xx.xx
Instant coffee (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2022 8:16 AM
Sir Walter, I'm glad I wasn't sipping my coffee just now. Lol! That was funny! --70.92.xxx.xxx
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