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I'm working on a CI environment with TeamCity. A full cycle - pull, test, build & package takes around 10 minutes. I just ran through two tests of it before I realised I hadn't merged the change I was testing into the correct git branch.
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I'm guessing that many here have an opion on just wondering what the opion is? I happen to dislike most instant coffee I will drink it in the am just to get out the door, previous company had a Cowardines (professional) coffee maker that boss wife aquired (?) from someone. New company it Kenco instant decaff, oh dear. However someone has donated a Tassimo coffee maker which I tend to use (local supermarket had a load of the pods on sale) got into a conversation on coffee with guy next to me, he is serious grinds his own by hand has a Caffetierre on his desk dislikes the Tassimo for 'plastic coffee'. So opions please...
For the office I have an Aeropress. Just choose your favorite brand of coffee, ground or beans, put in the press (after grinding if you have beans ), press it down and hey presto great coffee. It makes less mess than those cafetiere's and is easier to clean.
Cafetiere - I took one to my last company, as the "coffee" was so bad. You can get single cup versions, and they work nicely (as well as preventing anyone else feeling slighted that you only made a "pot for yourself" with your own coffee.
Freshly ground is the best, but the ready ground stuff is a lot less hassle - I'm drinking "Taylor's of Harrogate 'Hot Lava Java'" which suits me.
I grind my coffee normally each morning; currently using Rouiba Strong Roast, but I'm about to run out and I'll switch to Omnia or Karavel [all unavailable in the UK as far as I know, but, you know, snob]
I'm only replying to this as I stopped to make a coffee with my handpresso and it was bloody good.
It takes me a minute to make a single shot and it gives good thinking time.
With a flask, it's a lot quicker than going to the kitchen every hour.
Cafetiere coffee is, for me, weak and devoid of flavour. A miniscule step up from filter.
Pod coffee is okay [+/- okay]. The problem, for me, is that the water is generally circulated, so it passes over the ground multiple times. This is not a good thing, more of the rough flavours are drawn out that way; think the vile dyed water at a US 'Gas Station'.
Go for espresso, real espresso. A good machine at home - I have a Kitchenaid Artisan [amongst others] and a portable for away and work. My preference is the handpresso, snob and cool, but the aeropress is a pretty cheap alternative; not perfect but okay.
And as for powder? That shi stuff is worse than decaf and isn't fit for the compost!
There may be other opinions but, as you'll know, they are wrong.