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I once had a job, many years ago now, where 5 of us worked away during the week, Monday to Thursday, and were put up by the company in a converted barn with one of the directors and his wife in a separate flat above.
Each day she would make us breakfast, lunch which was brought into where we were working, and an evening meal.
They also bought us a crate of beer each week and a carton of cigarettes.
That was quite a sweet deal, but after 6 months they went bust. I do not think it was the amount of beer we drank that put them out of business.
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I don't think it's really free. It's not like I could come in and get a cup of coffee if I didn't work there. It's more a part of my compensation, which sucks because I don't drink coffee or tea, and only rarely water...
i know of a few German based companies that once a week provide a case of beer or 2 depending on office size for their employees and its mandatory to stay for an extra hour and have a beer and a chat with your employees
I know that I'm going off the topic here but my opinion is that it should of maybe been included.
Apart from the regular tea/coffee/hot-chocolate at no cost:
Every Friday at tea-time we get sweet and salty pastries. Winter time soup.
If our section of the company landed a big project, usually free drinks at the bar or a celebration of some sorts. At the end of every big milestone in a project, a project lunch (drinks included). At the end of every year a project lunch (drinks included).
At meetings, in the conference rooms, we get good coffee, biscuits and bottled water.
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There is a very simple way to improve it: bring your own Cafetiere[^] and preground coffee. Make your own for a few weeks, and the smell alone will get others complaining about the supplied coffee quality.
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On such days, or when it's so strong it pits the inside of my stainless steel mug, I use the 'free' hot water to make what is called 'Israeli mud coffee'.
It's coffee (usually dark roast) ground up to Turkish-coffee style dust.
You take an aliquot of it and then add very hot water and stir (cup suggested to avoid burns).
I prefer to stir it again after a minute or so.
Let It Settle. The coffee, being ground so fine, settles to the bottom and sticks (the mud).
The coffee above it is freshly brewed flavor, exactly to your taste.
It requires no moving parts beyond a spoon.
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