Monday, August 28, 2006

Coffee Breaks...


Coffee breaks

Here’s an interesting link about coffee breaks: Coffee-breaks sabotage employees’ abilities.

I love coffee breaks and I love coffee more than any other drinks available (save for water).

I’ve always been a coffee drinker since my elementary school days. Back then, I would get a large covered mug, put 2 tablespoon of Nescafe, and mix it with a half cup of sugar. Add some ice, and shake it. It will take me a couple of hours to consume the whole thing, while studying my lessons at the same time.

In college, I only drink coffee at home or in some dunkin’ donuts store where my friends would usually study. I cannot afford to buy those expensive drinks with only a P30/day allowance, inclusive of fare and meals. Coffee at home is cheap. I even bought rice coffee, and that “Dragon” coffee.

During my first job as an associate at PWC, coffee was free flowing. My buddy and I consumed more than half of the supply. No, we did not consume it on our first week. Between us, we drank at least 6 cups a day. After a few years, supply was cut. But we managed to sneak a few cups from our boss’ supplies, whenever we craved for a cup during overtime. Coffee is a good friend when I have plenty of work to do.

But my wife and I debate on the pros and cons of coffee. The Nestle ad about oxidants favored me. She, being of the medical profession, mentioned studies about caffeine. My replies were always the same: I only drink at most 3 cups a day, a safe figure mentioned in all the studies.

For me, coffee keeps me sane and energized for work even at very long hours. I can't really imagine a world (much more a workplace) without coffee and coffee breaks.

9 comments:

dezphaire said...

coffee is heaven. the aroma is just an instant relaxant for me. and good choice on Maxwell House :) so far the best (cheapo) instant coffee i've had.

Francesca said...

I drink maxwell coffee, also when in phils. We brought our fav (italian) brewed coffee, but we finished it before our holidays were over. Takaw kape rin kami ni Michel, LOL

But ito kwento: when in Gran Canaria,Spain we ordered our coffee and it had a very alwful taste, that we end it up by pouring to a plant pot nearby.Secretly, lol

Nescafe instant are flavored coffee, but still it tastes better.
Abah, time na magkape!

tin-tin said...

i love the smell of coffee. but i don't like its taste :)

biyaya said...

Hi! I posted a comment here because i read your comment on one of my blog entries and i want to thank you for that. i guess i have been asking a lot of questions i may have failed to look for the answer. thank you once again...coffee is good for one's health, too you know.

Lazarus said...

dez/ francesca - I'm drinking my first cup for the day. Maxwell again. I just love the taste. Even the maxwell brewed coffee is a fave of mine.

tin-tin - sweeten it to desired taste. or you can try it ice cold.

biyaya - thanks for dropping by. drink a cup of coffee while counting your blessings...

tin-tin said...

but it would still have an aftertaste :(

bing said...

cant live without coffee... i tried to but didnt survive he he

welcome to the blogosphere!

niceheart said...

I'm not much of a coffee drinker. I drink Milo in the morning. Once, I switched to coffee when I noticed that I would get sleepy at work after lunch. I thought that coffee would wake me up, but not really. Besides, I noticed na para akong laging sinisikmura. So I stopped drinking coffee.

Lazarus said...

so only tin-tin and niceheart are not coffee drinkers.

in a few minutes, i'd be drinking my second cup for the day.