Everyone has their morning ritual to start the day off just right.
I`ve become fascinated lately with the caffiene part of that ritual.
For instance, I know one gal who starts her day off at Starbucks with the following order, "I`d like a grande soy latte at 150 degrees." She seems to be convinced that this preserves the nutritional value of the soy better - anything over 150 degrees destroys it. I`ve also noticed that this same person usually takes only a few sips of the drink. The rest is left unenjoyed in a cup somewhere with a slight lipstick stain.
Jeff, my brother, orders, "Medium coffee." He hasn`t hipped up to the coffee shop lingo yet. He downs it quickly, but interestingly, claims that he doesn`t really like the taste of it. "It`s not about taste. It`s about satifying a craving."
As for me, my order goes like this: "I`d like a grande China Tips with eight cubes, one in, one out." The ice cubes bring the searing hot water down to drinkable temperature and the second tea bag, which they usually also steep in the hot water, provides caffiene reserves for an early afternoon jolt of energy.
I wonder what people like Steve Jobs order? And Patrick Byrne? Or how about Oprah? What`s their source of out-of-the-gate fuel for the day?
And you? Do you have a caffiene ritual that kicks you into gear each morning?
Rich Sloan , Co-Founder, Chief Startupologist, StartupNation