Admittedly, the three of us that make up nb.io are pretty geeky. We like to geek out about technology, gadgets,
sports climbing, and especially, breakfast.
When I wake up each morning, I’m thinking about a few things: coffee, food, a shower, what time I need to leave to meet up for the workday.
Coffee and a shower? Easy. I set up my teapot before I get in the shower and five minutes later I can make a french press of Blue Bottle and sip on it while I catch up on feeds or email.
Historically, the least predictable part of my routine was breakfast. I’d get sick of eating the same thing every day. Eggs, bacon, french toast, pancakes? Yum, but who has time for that? Cereal? Boring. Hot oatmeal with fresh fruit, raisins, nuts? Now we’re talking.
That’s where the Zojirushi rice cooker comes in. Probably the best gadget for keeping us eating healthy breakfasts regularly, we all have one. We’ve agreed that whomever is hosting the workday sets up steel cut oatmeal in their cooker to be ready when we arrive. It brings a whole new meaning to the term “breakfast meeting.”
How do you encourage lively discussion and punctuality in your workspace early in the morning?