It’s eight o’clock in the morning. I grudgingly drag my feet as I swipe my entry key and walk through the Lemonly HQ doors. Daylight savings just hit us, and with a two-year-old who has no idea how daylight savings works, I’ve been up since four o’clock. After placing my belongings in my locker, I grab my coffee mug from my desk and head to the kitchen. Soft steam gently rolls from the pot fogging up the coffee basket and digital clock – a welcome sight for these tired eyes.
I’ve been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember. My great-grandparents were avid coffee drinkers and were ever-eager to share. Coffee was always hot and ready to warm the soul, lift your spirits, or to simply just past the time – except for maybe when it was time to whip out a can of beer. There has never been a time that I can remember that I was not allowed to drink coffee. I grew up with it and it is now engrained in my being. Not only has it become a habit, but it brings me a comfort and familiarity that other drinks never could.
Now I’m just getting too sentimental about coffee. That’s my cue to move on…
Coffee is a strong part of the Lemonly culture. It is always on and God forbid if someone doesn’t start a new pot after finishing off the last one! Seriously, we’ve almost started wars over this sore subject. Out of everyone surveyed in our office, only three people said they didn’t drink coffee, leaving 75% of our team to be coffee addicts.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase, “I need at least two cups of coffee in the morning to get my day started.”
What has happened to us? Why are we so dependent on this simple drink made from ground coffee beans and water? Caffeine is scientifically proven to be chemically addicting, which probably is the real reason for it, but being the romantic that I am, I like to go back to the reasoning I mentioned earlier. You know, the whole comfort and familiarity of it all.
Below you’ll find a mini infographic about Lemonheads and their coffee habits.
How does coffee keep you going?