The Days Without Coffee

Coffee at the Templeton

When the boiled water advisory went out to the greater Vancouver area yesterday, most residents seemed to have taken a ho hum attitude. “So I can’t use water to brush my teeth. I never brush my . . . I mean . . . a dry toothbrush never hurt anyone, right?”

But this morning, the tune seems to have changed. Something more along the lines of, “No coffee? No Starbucks?!? Who are these so-called ‘Public Health Officials’ and what the hell do they know?!?”

Most coffee shops in the area are either closed, or have posted signs indicating that no coffee is available, but you’re welcome to sample one of their muffins. (They sell muffins?)

If you’re a bona fide coffee addict, make sure you make your own thermos of boiled-water or bottled-water coffee before you leave home, or it may be a long groggy Friday.

Or, like me, if you were lucky enough to work in one of the few buildings in town whose coffee shop decided to take the trouble to make coffee from boiled water (I think they feared a riot otherwise), your unpreparedness can go blissfully unpunished.

And, if the withholding of warm toasty beverages from nearly a million sleepy works spins out of control into a caffeine-withdrawal zombie invasion by this afternoon, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

5 Comments so far

  1. Rebecca (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 10:42 am

    A co-worker just went to get us all a fix from Trees Coffee, on Granville between W. Pender and Hastings. Apparently they got the goods.

  2. till (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 10:54 am

    I see the devil… :D

  3. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 5:38 pm

    I say, bring on the giardia! I’m young, I can take it!

  4. Jonathon Narvey (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

    7-11 claims to put its water for its coffee bar through a 5-step filtration system, guaranteeing its safety. Any independent coroboration on this?

  5. Soultramce (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

    All I can say is, thank god for Caffe Artigiano. It may have taken 45 mins of waiting in line, but damn it, I got my morning Americano fix.

    Thank you to Caffe Artigiano for making the best coffee in the city, and being one of the few places open near my office! You guys rock my world.

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