Nerd Wars: The Battle of Tea vs. Coffee
Jan 29, 2014 | Blog
It all began with the arrival of a double agent…
Tea vs. Coffee: A timeless question that has plagued philosophers, writers, and tech nerds for centuries now. What inspires creativity and gives the consumer zest for life? Is it a hot Cuppa Joe, that dark liquid gold whose richness gives vitality? Or is it a steaming aromatic cup of deliciousness known as tea? Do you find yourself reaching for the electrifying buzz of an espresso shot in the morning, or do you run to a refreshing cup of green tea? This is a hot, dangerous topic at Type 2. Another topic that initially started as friendly banter, but has now turned into a battle; dividing us into coffee junkies and tea devotees.
It all started with the arrival of the double agent aka Marisabell. Seemingly beloved by all for her past experience as a barista, she was adopted in with the coffee crowd right away. She would reel them in with her stories of making frothy cappuccinos and deliciously rich lattes. Little did they know that she was a closeted tea fiend ready to battle anyone who would dare speak ill of her beloved obsession. Quietly she waited, watching, as her cow-workers guzzled down their coffee as if their lives depended on it. She was waiting; waiting for the moment when she would engage the first attack. With the help of her fellow tea enthusiast, Manjusha, she started off by asking innocent questions here and there: “Hey guys, do we have any tea?”, or “Do we have anything better than this Lipton stuff?” Hint after hint she continued to slowly inject her tea energy into the office. After many attempts with still no real tea to show, she took matters into her own hands: she would throw her big blow.
Marisabell left the office before Christmas break a loyal supporter of the coffee junkies, and came back weapons in hand (a box of assorted teas)… The doors had been blown wide open. The battle had begun!
Since D-day, Marisabell has racked up more supporters for her cause. The odds against her are extremely high, for she’s in an office full of people who could not survive one day without a steaming cup of coffee. It is a realm where science nor tradition can say whether tea trumps coffee or vice versa, it is up to everyone to determine which is their elixir of choice. At Type 2, this nerd war rages on the daily, but Marisabell will not relent! She will stay on track, fighting to sway public opinion to her cause until she has won this battle: no matter what it takes. She is determined to win this nerd war.
Tags: coffee, creativity, Nerd Wars, tea