The following is an exhaustive list of all coffee-related paraphernalia currently to be found in the break room at Kryptiq:
- 1 industrial strength coffee maker
- 5 large coffee thermoses
- 4 boxes of gourmet Columbian coffee (each containing approximately 144 thermoses worth)
- various disposable cups, coffee filters, and plastic utensils
And now, a somewhat less exhaustive list of coffee-related paraphernalia that cannot currently be found in the break room at Kryptiq:
- any form of liquid coffee cream
- any form of powdered coffee creamer
There was once a time when all of the above items could be found in the break room. Then, one by one, they were used up, and no replacements appeared. First, the tiny cups of liquid cream went. Then, a few weeks later, the powdered creamer. Today, the last sugar packet was used. I don't know what magical force spawns these items in break rooms, but it seems that force has forsaken us.
And yet, the office continues to consume coffee. Every morning there are two fresh thermoses full, one normal strength, one double strength. Throughout the day, the thermoses are refilled three or four times each. Either the other coffee drinkers have all decided they like their coffee black, or they have secret hidden caches of coffee additives.
At least the soda machine still has Coke.