When I become a benevolent dictator I will order all food establishments who serve coffee to give a mandatory free refill.
I mean, why so stingy with refills?
Sometimes I order coffee at a restaurant and my taste buds gets blown by how fantastic the coffee is.
Like UCC coffee. The sumiyaki, or even the regular brewed, tastes so clean on the palate. I love to take it black or with their creamy creamer. (What do they use? I suppose it’s Nestlé Krematop or Harvey’s half and half).
I down the cup and I need another 6oz serving. For some reason I find that two 6-oz cups is just right whereas one 12-oz serving is too much and takes me forever to finish!
My conversation with friends is not yet finished and once in a while I catch myself grabbing the cup by the ear to take a sip only to find the cup empty.
We want that sipping coffee while catching up with friends scene right? An empty coffee cup therefore is unacceptable!
You must understand, cafés charge clearly more than five times the actual price for a cup of coffee. People can’t very well keep paying for another cup’s worth for one refill.
When I own my cafe, coffee orderers of 6-8oz size cups will be entitled to one free refill. Which is enough to satisfy a caffeine fix without making you shake the entire day.
In fact I could do unlimited refills because virtually no one can drink over five cups in one sitting, I think. But I live in a country where unlimited is abused, like bringing a water bottle and transferring the contents to it so they can keep refilling.
So I’m sticking to one free refill in my café. And the same will go for my benevolent order number 1.