However, there was one cool thing about the day - the coffee machine. They had a Keuring unit that uses this wicked cool one serving coffee/filter packs. They're sealed plastic cops that you chamber like a round in the maker, then you activate the machine. A needle pierces the top and injects hot water into the coffee, which is contained in a filter cone (I cut one open), and a second needle pierces the bottom outside of the cone to allow the coffee to exit. They have 70-odd varieties of coffee available, and are supposed to have teas soon.
Now they're starting to offer them for the home. It is a rental scenario - like renting a water cooler (which I already do). I like coffee but hardly ever drink it because I generally only want one cup at a time and making it for that is a hassle. Instant coffee is passable but not great. And the geek factor on this thing is a bonus.
If I lived with other people who drank coffee, I think I'd've already signed up for one of these.
(Keeping on my unrelated note from my last entry - I should say that the sexiest singing voice I can think of off-hand is Linda Perry. She's the ex-lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, and has done solo work. There is just something about her voice that gives me shivers...)