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You wrote, ThyPeace, the cup is $1.88. The $0.12, if I happen to take 8 quarters, goes in the tip jar.

Wow. Glad I don't have a coffee habit. ;-) Guess I'm the odd one here in the Seattle area.

Also glad coffee, tea, milk, assorted soda and hot cocoa are provided by my employer...

- Joel
Who used to take a small cooler bag to work for his caffeine habit... Averaging about $1/day.

Yeah, I'm glad my coffee habit is a pretty mild one. Most of the time, I make tea (about $0.04 for the tea bag) and bring it to work in my travel mug. I drink water the rest of the day. And when my dad is in town, he makes coffee at home in the mornings and I'll take that (about $0.20 for the coffee). I make coffee at home occasionally, but the tea is more my speed most mornings.

My workplace does not provide free beverages. And, in fact, it's illegal for us to spend work money on food or drinks unless there is a compelling need or an awards ceremony. Compelling needs are things like situations where heat stroke is a real and imminent threat (bottled water was allowed) and areas where, if they were cut off, there would be no food for days or weeks (a small cache of MREs was allowed).

ThyPeace, as a taxpayer, I think I'd be okay with it if we bought emergency responders a few sandwiches on bad nights. But nope, not allowed.
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