The Most Important Thing…

…is coffee. I know I could stop there, but let’s explore just a bit.

Coffee gets you started, naturally. It’s the warm fuzzy feeling in a cup.

Coffee is flexible. Black, with cream, with milk, with sugar, with Bailey’s (or so I’ve heard), with sugar free hazelnut flavor, with a pinch of salt (highly underrated)…the styles and methods are numerous. Coffee shines through all of them.

Coffee crosses classes. Blue collar factory workers or CEOs, all can be found with a cup of java to start their day.

Coffee is international. How many of us know our geography based on bean growing regions?

But most importantly, I think, coffee is a connector. Meeting someone in the morning? Bring coffee and start the meeting right. Trying to develop that long secret crush into a relationship? Meeting for coffee is a non-threatening way to do it. Tough decisions to be made at home? Have a seat at the table over a full pot and get to work on it.

We need coffee. Coffee is your friend. Trust the coffee.


  1. Dwane,

    I almost wrote a post on how more organization’s should give away free coffee (I used to work for a company that did not). My argument was that it’s a cheap way to boost productivity.

    As I researched it, I found out that the research on caffeine shows that it helps you focus, but inhibits your brain from learning new stuff as effectively, so I scrapped the post.

    I like what you wrote. It brings people together. ‘Nuff said.

    – Chris

  2. Coffee= connector. Couldn’t agree more. Lunch and beer are good connectors too. Glad we’ve taken advantage of that. #GreatHR

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