Here at Matter Solutions, going for a coffee run in the morning is a pretty regular occurrence. Some of our staff just seem to function at their best after having a coffee.
So, I decided to find out what our team is actually drinking. I wanted to find out what their usual coffee order is, how that order came to be the favourite drink, and what the ideal substitute is.
Order: Water. I don’t drink caffeine. I gave it up so I can sleep like a baby.
How it came to be: I used to drink long black … dropping sugar and milk was part of trying to lose weight. It didn’t work.
Substitute: I love coca-cola but avoid it because of the caffeine too.
Order: Flat white or long black.
How it came to be: It’s nice to have a bit of milk with the coffee at times, otherwise the long black is a great way to enjoy the presence and taste of the bean.
Order: Hot chocolate.
How it came to be: Because I don’t like coffee.
Substitute: Iced chocolate? Or just plain ol’ water.
Order: Hot chocolate.
How it came to be: Who doesn’t like chocolate? When you don’t like coffee and you do like chocolate it’s the perfect substitute.
Substitute: A milkshake.
Order: I prefer iced coffee but when ordering coffee out usually a flat white.
How it came to be: Well I’ve always preferred iced coffee because of the heat! As for the flat white, I really don’t order coffee that much and it seems the generic one to go for (I haven’t really experimented!).
Substitute: A cup of tea.
Order: Long black with a dash of milk, or soy latte extra shot.
How it came to be: My old retail manager got me onto long blacks because sometimes a latte is too milky (even with soy). Been ordering extra shots in all my coffee’s since I was 13, because everywhere I go never make the coffee strong enough for my liking. So now it’s second nature to say it regardless. Bear Bones are the exception to this rule.
Substitute: I have no substitutes because I need coffee on the daily (although I will go matcha green tea on occasion).
Order: Large Zymil Vanilla Latte
How it came to be: Went from Cap to Zymil Cap, wanted to try something else, never went back
Substitute: Large Zymil Chai
Order: Mine changes with Season. I have an Iced Zymil Vanilla Latte in Summer, a Zymil Latte with two teaspoons of sugar in Winter, Pumpkin spice latte in October and a Gingerbread latte at Christmas time.
How it came to be: My orders have been sculpted and manipulated with time. They are the way they are mostly because I like to make it hard for the person making the coffee run. The cost of such a fantastically derived coffee order? Being perceived as pretentious – small price to pay ‘ey?
Substitute: Anything with bubbles. I’m a sucker for Coke.
Order: Just a big ole normie ordering large flat whites on the reg.
Order: Large long black
How it came to be: How it came to that is a long story. I’ll shorten it, though. I used to drink Cappuccino because my dad drank them. I also used to put 4 sugars into it. When I tried losing weight, I read heaps on the subject and male athletes that drank only black coffee in the morning performed better than those who had breakfast. I stopped drinking caps because I’m an athlete. Why is it my fave? Cause I now know what is good coffee and what isn’t, due to actually tasting the coffee.
Substitute: There is no substitute for a good coffee.
What do you order? Let us know in the comments.