Are you a coffee drinker? Well, I picked up the habit when I worked as an outside Salesman at a different company many years ago – it just seemed like it was the right thing to do. The issue now is that if I’m at work, I drink the stuff. I do my best to avoid it on the weekends, but there are times that I splurge.
For those of you that are like me I’ve opted to install a commercial grade Keurig machine at the Mission Repair headquarters here in Olathe just for our customers. I know, it’s a small thing but customers that are waiting for their repair to be completed are welcome to grab a complimentary cup or coffee, hot chocolate or tea.
I went to grab a cup for myself this morning and noticed that I was going to brew a cup of Eight o’clock at seven o’clock.
There’s a bit of a time paradox there- 8 at 7. It would be difficult to explain this without the picture, and it was reminiscent of time travel and 1.21 gigawatts. If you don’t know what that’s referring to, then you need to catch up on your Eighties Michael J. Fox movies 🙂
In any case- whether you need it a repair or not, you’re welcome to stop by for a cup of coffee any time, say hello! If you show up in a DeLorean, you get extra credit.
Excuse my non-repair related post here, but here is something you might not now about me… I am a coffee lover, maybe even a coffee obsessor. Some people around the office even say that I am a “Coffee Snob”. While I don’t see how declining to drink the company provided “Folgers” makes me a snob, I guess its to be expected when you make a point to everyone drinking it, how bad it really is.(Ok, so after reading that last sentence, I agree I deserve that title.)
Let me clear something up here. I am not obsessed to the tune of drinking 5-10 cups a day, I am more of 2 cups a day kind of guy. My obsession lies with the coffee tech and coffee economy, if you will. I love to follow the life of the beans from harvest to brew, I enjoy reading reviews of the different beans and most of all, I love trying new brew methods.
Enter the Chemex!
I was introduced to the Chemex by fellow snob and technician extraordinaire Albert. During one of our many coffee related conversations, he mentioned this epic device that he uses to brew his coffee.
The Chemex is actually a brew method that has been around for years, which is the “Pour Over” method, what differs and what makes the Chemex special is the awesome blown glass it served in and the filter. The filter was designed with one thing in mind, eliminating the bitter taste that is caused by over extracting your brew. It allows the ground beans to sit in the water for the perfect amount of time. Keep in mind, your water temperature and the grind of your coffee matter in this equation as well.
After doing my research on this apparatus, I pulled the trigger and received this awesome brewer over the holiday and have been brewing with it every weekend since. It produces by far the best coffee I have ever had. While I won’t bore you the details of the flavor notes and acidity of the brew, I will tell you this, try one cup of coffee brewed with this machine, and you will never go back to your drip brewed Folgers again!
Its a beautiful Saturday morning, I’m relaxing in my office with a good cup of coffee and a little JT playing in the background. I couldn’t think of a better time to remind everyone that Mission Repair is open on the weekends! I know, it is an interesting concept for a service company to be open 7 days a week :-).
We decided a little over a year ago to keep our doors open everyday of the week. It just makes sense. We understand that people are usually busy working, at school or sleeping during the week. So the decision was made to bring some new employees to cover the new shifts and the rest is history!
We are open on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm. We offer a “While you wait” and “By 5” service for your convenience. So if you have a broken iDevice, Smartphone, Tablet or Computer, bring it on by! We do what we love and we love what we do, so let Mission Repair take care of you this weekend!