Here's an excerpt from a tongue in cheek article in yesterdays SMH.
"The typical Sydney workplace is now full of crazed coffee zealots who feel the need to lecture you for hours about the differences between this coffee shop and that coffee shop and their preference for a macchiato as opposed to a double-shot espresso with ristretto tendencies.
Really? How interesting. Tell me more.
Actually don't say that or they will, filling you in on the employment history of their favourite barista with the sort of hushed reverence once reserved for a favoured saint. When this particular barista has a day off, the whole office falls into a slough of despond, with people wondering aloud whether they will be able to face up to the challenges of the day ahead without the succour provided by one of Michael's flat whites.
They should just have a cup of instant and get on with it.
The truth is that instant coffee costs a few cents a cup and most of the time tastes better than the bitter, dirty brew slopped into your cup via the clogged pipes of some ill-managed high street machine.
Better still, the cheaper the brand of instant coffee, the better it tastes. Oh, for a cup of International Roast heaped with a spoonful of sugar and a glug of full-cream milk. Enjoy in moderation but just don't admit to your colleagues how bloody delicious it is."
To read the complete article go here,http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/rehydrate-lets-raise-a-glass-to-good-old-international-roast-20110211-1aqd2.html