Working in an upmarket environment, I find myself in the center of an amazing cafe culture. Despite free coffee, tea and hot choco at work, people still go out to grab coffee anytime of the day. There are lots of coffee shops around; morning till three all of them fully-packed. Our favorite one quite close to our office with the most gorgeous coffee is where you literally brush elbows with Prime Ministers. Yeah, no kidding. More than a couple of times I saw Jenny Shipley (Helen Clark‘s predecessor) and once, the current PM John Key.
It is very easy to get into the habit but each cup costs a minimum of $3.50. (NZ dollars po.) A conservative 1-cup-a-day habit would be $17.50 a week, $70 a month, or $840 a year! Makatarungan pa ba yun? I can swap my 1st generation iPhone with the latest, or buy Wii Fit or World Tour hahaha! Nga pala, every 7th coffee is free.
But I LOVE coffee. At home I drink a cup every morning. Sometimes another at work especially during a meeting (free one). And I can’t help but drink a cappuccino at least once a week. That’s $168 a year. Pwede na siguro (i-justify daw ba?). The coffee shop at the ground level of our office building has a free muffin to go; good deal.
Deliciously fluffy, creamy top. Love it with a piece of marshmallow, too. That’s my cappuccino during one hot summer day last month, a weekend on the streets of old Victorian Mt. Eden.
For Lasang Pinoy, Sundays. Hot Drinks.