YAWN. You know the feeling: you’re half asleep at your desk, peeking out through bleary eyes at your crowded inbox and wondering just how many minutes you have to survive through before you can get some more sleep. And then it hits – you forgot your morning coffee.
There’s a mantra that rings true around the global universe of Mashable, and that’s “but first, coffee”. Morning meeting? Yes, but first, coffee. Ready to dive into that inbox? Almost, but first, coffee. You get the gist, you’ve probably said those immortal words more than a handful of times, and that’s just in the past week.
Coffee is an integral part of lifestyles around the world, not just for propping you up during your morning meeting. Coffee brings people together in celebration, in mourning and for a good old catch up. In 2016 alone, the International Coffee Organization found that almost 150 million 60kg bags of coffee were produced around the world. Quick math tells us that amounts to around 8.4 billion kilograms of coffee. Now that’s a big buzz.
Team Mashable have hectic work days that stretch all the way around the clock and the globe. Big coffee moments are a part of the Mashable lifestyle. Whether that’s a quick coffee out of a Nespresso machine to psych us up for the journey to work, or a brainstorm over a coffee in the office, coffee can be found at the heart of each location.
Below you can meet Mashable peeps from around the world as they embark on their most vital moment: “But first, coffee.”
Navigating Tiong Bahru MRT station during peak hours is enough to give anyone the chills. For Menglye, it’s important that he’s not falling asleep on the platform. A quick push of the button on his Nespresso Essenza Mini and he’s all set to make the trip to Bugis MRT station, taking a stroll through Bugis stretch to free up his mind and get him ready to meet the onslaught of emails awaiting at his desk.
Rush hour in London is the stuff of legend. The notorious London Underground will put fear into the most seasoned commuters during peak times. Having a quick coffee and a chat before braving the tube can be invaluable. Our integrated marketing ladies like to grab their “but first, coffee” moment together, catching up on the day’s tasks before getting down to business.
As a hardcore gym enthusiast and all-round superhuman, most of Journey’s mornings are pretty much sponsored by coffee. With a side-hustle as a class instructor at her local gym – complete with sessions that sometimes start at 5 a.m. *shudders* – Journey always makes time to enjoy a coffee and a solid breakfast before beginning her day.
Holding down the fort at Mashable HQ can be a busy old job. Getting those creative juices flowing early morning after making the hectic commute into work can be an uphill struggle, and Brooklyn-based Jeremy often grabs his “but first, coffee” moment with his dog, Sybil, before heading out for the day. Navigating the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple can take it out of you, so a quick pick-me-up for heading for the train is sometimes just the ticket.
As a Nespresso aficionado, Phil can often be found enjoying the morning rays in his kitchen with a cup of coffee before starting his day heading up the Mashable Australia presence. Surry Hills can get packed at peak times, and Phil gets his fuel before he hits the road to work.
Not only does coffee lift people up, it brings people together. And thanks to the Nespresso Essenza Mini, big coffee moments can come in a small package. All style and no clunk, it takes up no space at all, allowing you the space to connect with others at the push of a button without cluttering your kitchen.