WEEK OF the Taste Test
...got off to a rough start for me (Nicole). I take the ferry to work every morning, and, on my walk from Pier 11 to the Talos offices on Broad Street, I pass two coffee carts. Normally, I'm impatient for my first caffeine dose of the day, and I stop at coffee cart #1. Coffee cart #2, though, has always caught my eye. It has cute signage, a vintage aesthetic, and a little striped awning. On Monday, I decided to stop at coffee cart #2... where they charged me SIX DOLLARS for a sugar-free vanilla coffee.
Starbucks would have charged me less! Why buy coffee on the street if it costs SIX DOLLARS?! I was irritated for the rest of the walk to the office. What compelled me to compromise my allegiance to coffee cart #1? What had I been thinking?
And then, of course, as soon as I got off the elevator, I promptly spilled the entire six-dollar coffee all over the 18th floor elevator lobby.
But it was my lucky day: Brandon had bought a case of Coffiest, and it had arrived over the weekend. He required the whole Talos team to drink a few bottles and contribute to a product review, which you'll see on this blog next week. I ended up with coffee, sugar, and algal oil. What more could a girl need?
We also finished up our three-year financial projections, drafted some much needed HR documents for new hires, and bid out development for our first application, RDV. (But mostly we drank Coffiest.)
Currently reading: "20 Big Questions about the Future of Humanity (answered by leading scientists)," Scientific American.
Currently watching: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, a new documentary about technology and the internet.
Currently listening to: Call Your Girlfriend, Ep. 58: "Summer Bookstravagnza" for the best beach reading recommendations.
Brandon's new purchase this week: Coffiest, the latest addition to Soylent's product line.