Up front expenses to buy all the equipment needed to serve coffee
$200 to $400 for coffee pots and serving urns.
$50 initial amount to purchase sugar, creamer and stirring sticks.
Don’t forget the trips to the store for supplies.
Preparing the coffee each day
One lucky person is designated as the “official coffee marker” in charge of going to the store and buying the coffee — don’t forget the extra decaf along with the regular coffee, and all the condiments
The designated person has to come in early to prepare the coffee so everyone can have a cup when they arrive at 8 AM
The same lucky person is in charge of remaking the coffee during the day if the pot is empty, plus cleaning up the used coffee grounds
That same lucky person is selected to clean up the pots each day - probably in the bathroom - to get ready for the morning
Selection of coffee flavors
Only regular coffee or decaf
Freshness of the coffee in the pot
Do you really want to be the person getting coffee at 10:30 AM from the pot that was brewed at 8 AM?
What about the person who takes the last drop of a pot - and leaves it empty when you come by for a cup?