4 Conversations to Have Over Coffee
Coffee invigorates the senses, boosts concentration and serves as a great backdrop to a number of different scenarios. When meeting with a friend, someone who's more than a friend or a potential employer, a batch of coffee can go a long way. Before starting the following conversations, you might want to quickly brew some of the magical potion with the Mr. Coffee® Versatile Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker and Hot Water Dispenser. Keep a cup on hand while you discuss love, life and opportunities.
"Once the mug is empty, it's time to go."
1. 'Let's Catch Up.'
Let's face it: Catching up with old friends is never as exciting as you make it out to be. Once you cover the basics, there's always an awkward lull in conversation. You never quite know when enough "catching up" is enough. When you do this over coffee, it's very clear when it's time to part ways - when the java's gone. Unlike other activities, you can't just continue on forever. Too many cups of coffee, and you'll be uncomfortably jittery. Once the mug is empty, it's time to go.
2. 'Hire Me.'
It doesn't matter how seasoned a professional you are - job interviews are nerve-wracking experiences. When you're meeting with someone you're familiar with, be it a former coworker or manager, propose the idea of talking over coffee. It will take the pressure off so you're more comfortable speaking about your career goals and professional development. When you're more relaxed, you're more likely to come across as a confident and qualified worker - but they should already know that anyway.
3. 'We Should Date.'
Dating has evolved significantly over the decades. So much of the courting process can be done over the phone and through different forms of technology. You can text a love interest at any hour to see what they're up to or just check in. You can even find a new person to date with a few taps of the finger. One thing that hasn't changed over the years, though, is the "What are we?" conversation that a couple asks each other as they straddle the line between "single" and "taken." What better way to have this discussion than over a steaming cup of coffee? Not only does it give you something to do while you're asking potentially uncomfortable questions, but it also gives you a brief glimpse into who you're really dating. After all, the way a person drinks coffee can give you some keen insight into his or her personality.
4. 'We Should Break Up.'
Dating may be tough, but breaking up is even harder. Coffee is typically a great solution for all kinds of emotional dilemmas, and this is one of them. A warm cup of java can help soothe the hurt feelings and serve as a neutral activity that you and your soon-to-be ex can both enjoy as your last hurrah - unless he doesn't like coffee, in which case you're probably better off without him anyway.