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"Me First" Coffee Server

Divert coffee stream while it's brewing
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The coffee pot at work frequently sits in a foul-smelling puddle of overcooked coffee, because someone was too impatient to wait for it to finish brewing before pouring themselves a cup.

This device is a short, shallow funnel with a crook in it that can be held against the top of the cup with one hand and inserted into the flowing stream to divert the flow into the cup. There is a curved lip on the funnel that fits against the rim of the cup to make it easy to hold with just the thumb of your cup-holding hand.

Coffee makers already exist to interrupt the flow out of the brewing basket while the pot is removed, but if you take too long the basket overflows. The Me First server would make you pay attention, because the coffee would be flowing right into your cup.

dhill, Aug 11 2005

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       what?   

       sorry, but this so reminds me of advice given to premature-ejaculatees (sp?)
po, Aug 11 2005
  

       I read your "advice" as "device" which engendered painful imagery.
dhill, Aug 11 2005
  

       no, advice   

       device is too awfuk to imagine.
po, Aug 11 2005
  

       Is an awfuk the opposite of a hatefuk?
squeak, Aug 12 2005
  

       Find out who did it wrong, and sack the bastard.
Ian Tindale, Aug 12 2005
  

       Get your secretary to bring you your coffee. Problem solved.
coprocephalous, Aug 12 2005
  

       // Find out who did it wrong, and sack the bastard // If I had the power, by golly, the zoo would be run differently.   

       The problem is that if you very deftly remove the pot and insert your cup simultaneously you can sometimes get a cup without spilling, which tempts people to try it, regardless of their current depth of deft. My goal is to up the success rate to improve office odor.
dhill, Aug 12 2005
  

       You could try tea.
zen_tom, Aug 12 2005
  

       Having very frequently diverted the stream of coffee from a coffee maker into my cup instead of the waiting pot, I really don't see why you need this.
DrCurry, Aug 12 2005
  

       Clearly the cause of this crisis is one that is indicated by a shameful lack of skills in the workplace, obviously caused by poor staff selection procedures.
Ian Tindale, Aug 12 2005
  

       //but this so reminds me of advice given to premature-ejaculatees // [po] Not that I need the therapy you alluded to (good heavens no), but I'm intrigued as to where in the therapy hot coffee is utilised. Or for that matter, funnels.(purely scientific interest, you understand)
coprocephalous, Aug 12 2005
  

       copro: Perhaps coffee is withheld from the patient so they are less hyper. Or maybe scalding hot coffee is held over the offending body part as a threat.
DrCurry, Aug 12 2005
  

       //I drink soda at work// [Pa've] S'funny, but we've just had our American VP visit for a couple of days - the sight of someone drinking Coke at 9.30am turned my stomach, though I start my working day with a coffee before 8. Odd, huh?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Aug 12 2005
  

       I don't drink coffee at work because I always have to brush my teeth after I drink coffee to avoid the "coffee mouth syndrome", and then I would spend my whole work day in the bathroom brushing my teeth. So, I simplify it and drink water. Healthier too. But I still like my morning coffe to start my day. :)
babyhawk, Aug 12 2005
  

       What is the //the coffee mouth syndrome//? That's a new one on me.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Aug 12 2005
  

       AWOl, to jog your memory, didn't your 6th grade (whatever) math teacher ever lean over your desk to examine your long division and her breath could have wilted your spiral notebook. that was coffeemouthsyndrome. I hated it. but perhaps British teachers only drink tea.
dentworth, Aug 13 2005
  

       //Not that I need the therapy you alluded to (good heavens no), but I'm intrigued //
Did anyone ever tell you [coprocephalous] that "but" really means "no(t)"?
Susan, Aug 13 2005
  
      
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