Back at Microsoft drinking the Starbucks

New Starbucks coffee machines

It's so nice to be back at Microsoft working. I think they replaced the Koolaid machines with cool new Starbucks machines yesterday. So, no longer can we say "we're drinking the Koolaid" when talking about defending the company's position. OK, OK, I know we never had Koolaid machines, but seeing the Starbucks machines getting installed yesterday did bring a lot of smiles to the workers in building 18 yesterday.

Me? I'm trying to stay off the stuff, but I succumbed yesterday to bad habits. These machines automatically make coffee from real beans that are loaded in the top. Pretty good stuff. It's amazing how seemingly little things can lift morale. Thank you to whoever got this done!

Starbucks machines get installed

29 thoughts on “Back at Microsoft drinking the Starbucks

  1. What a waste of money. How about instead of spending moeny on crap they’ll actually make the anual salary raise more than the cost of living.

  2. What a waste of money. How about instead of spending moeny on crap they’ll actually make the anual salary raise more than the cost of living.

  3. we have one of those machines at my office and it is SO SLOW! i’ve waited like 10 minutes for a cup of coffee because there were two people in line in front of me. the cocoa is pretty good though – and it appears immediately unlike the coffee.

  4. we have one of those machines at my office and it is SO SLOW! i’ve waited like 10 minutes for a cup of coffee because there were two people in line in front of me. the cocoa is pretty good though – and it appears immediately unlike the coffee.

  5. Sweet! Drip only, no espresso. And the cafeteria espresso stands just put a cap on the card system, so if you buy nine large mochas you still need change in your pocket to pay for the tenth.

    I’m trying to like this myMicrosoft thing, but they’re sure not making it easy.

  6. Sweet! Drip only, no espresso. And the cafeteria espresso stands just put a cap on the card system, so if you buy nine large mochas you still need change in your pocket to pay for the tenth.

    I’m trying to like this myMicrosoft thing, but they’re sure not making it easy.

  7. The coffee is free I presume? I can’t stand the individual green mountain packets that they have at my office. Ugh.

  8. Robert,

    Did you check out the fridge recently? There’s now Talking Rain (Windows Vista-branded) editions as well.
    :-)

  9. Robert,

    Did you check out the fridge recently? There’s now Talking Rain (Windows Vista-branded) editions as well.
    :-)

  10. My dad said they installed those at Sonosite in Bothell a while back. Still doesn’t beat baristas, but apparently it’s done rather well and way better than those junky coffee dispenser type machines.

  11. My dad said they installed those at Sonosite in Bothell a while back. Still doesn’t beat baristas, but apparently it’s done rather well and way better than those junky coffee dispenser type machines.

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