Early Morning Gourmet Coffee Conversation Entices Normally Flavorless Wisconsin Office Staff
on 7/21/2008 (1)
PAPER MILL , WI - An early morning conversation over mediocre instant java at the Grayson Inc. cardboard box factory in Paper Mill, Wisconsin turned "excessively aromatic and risque" after an exchange of favorite gourmet roast coffee beans and blends early morning Monday, according to Grayson Corp. office secretary Jane Dungery.
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"We were just passing time nursing some instant freeze dried domestic swill when our conversation suddenly seized upon the attractive dry aftertaste and heady penetrating flavor of Hawaiian Kona, the well-balanced flavor and superlative aroma of Costa Rican Tarrazu, and the rich, chocolate aroma and deep and mellow body of Dark Colombian Supremos. Visions of roasted-bean, vanilla-enhanced dreams danced in our heads, illuminating the dreary Wisconsin dark with a titanic explosion of savory aroma and light."
Similar scenes can be found across the U.S.A.
In telephone call centers, plastic injection plants, machine shops and warehouses everywhere, sensation-desperate employees seek to escape the muddy drudgery and bitter, mind-numbing drone of a plain, flavorless existence through the complex, comforting, scintillating allure of gourmet coffee roasts and blends. Be it Starbucks, Caribou, or a humble home-milled dark roast, coffee weaves its fanfold magic and delivers those frigid, unearthly denizens from entombed darkness into heavenly light.
Dungery stirred her Sanka bitterly, sipping spitefully...
"Today, we speak of espresso Michaelangelo, tomorrow, vanilla creme brulee. Next week, something irresponsible, perhaps, like cookiedoodle or banana nut creme. The possibilities swoon the imagination, and go on, and on and on...
Grayson Corp. general manager Burl Bishop, however, pulled his orbiting staff back down to earth, bellowing "Get back to work, you bums! I gotta semi fulla wet cardboard out back! And hey, that Sanka comes outta your pay if you drink more than a bulk box full a month, so I'd start rationing if I were you, and you are not getting decaf!"i0"<
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