The last thing I want to see when I roll into work at 3 A.M. is a coffee machine that’s not ready to go. That first cup of coffee in the morning is the best tasting one of the day and I just hate it when I come in to find the water bottle that feeds the machine is empty. That was the case this morning, or so I thought.
Yes, the water bottle was empty, but it appeared to be a little bit bigger of a problem that that. I noticed there was a bunch of water pooled around the carafe. Uh oh.
So I grabbed another bottle of water, hooked it up, and turned on the machine. That’s when I discovered why the previous bottle was empty and there was so much water lying around. Instead of drawing the water into the reservoir to heat it up, the machine was drawing the water and spitting it straight out. The coffee machine was screwed and apparently, so was I. There would be no coffee coming from that thing until a repairman had a chance to look at it, probably later in the morning, which means I wouldn’t get a drop of caffeine from that darn thing until 8 hours after I really needed it!
Fortunately, we have a very well prepared coffee lady at the station. That lady’s name is Christina Cherneskey, who has a Kuerig coffee machine right at her desk. What a life saver! She always has a machine full of water and a box full of pods standing at the ready.
Our main coffee machine might not be working, but at least I’ll get my fill of java this morning!
Thank you Christina! I owe you one…or five.