With keen anticipation for International Bad Poetry Day, we invited our employees to give us their best bad odes to coffee. We had a terrific response and selected our top 5 favorites. Let us know in the Comments if you find a special message hidden in “Vision Our View”!
And without further ado, here they are.
By Dan Bisbee
Packaging Controls Engineer
There once was a blend called Nantucket
That some folks drink by the bucket
They can’t get enough
Of that wonderful stuff
If you gave them a straw they would suck it.
By Erik Volk
Technology Learning Leader
I enjoy strong, black coffee.
It’s a coffee snobber’s dream!
Never adding sugar,
Never adding cream.
However, recently I found myself
With a hidden secret vice.
Loading down my cup
With sugar, cold milk, and lots of ice.
I find it only happens
In the heat of summer sun.
I drink it only in the shadows
Away from everyone.
If I should be discovered,
With this sweet, icy, mellow drink,
I’ll swear it isn’t mine
And quickly dump it down the sink.
Vision Our View
By Mark Rivers
Machine Operator, Essex Plant
The ways to brew and ways to get through…morning, noon, and night
Vision a revision of the caffeinated religion, with a new hope in sight
Of a world that blends and never ends, countless portioned possibilities
Green and lean for an environmental dream, showing our Earth no hostility
Mountain to valley, Main Street to alley, no roads dare we not trek
Coffee first led, now more beverages spread, for every category to check
Roasters power at any given hour, meticulously fine-tuned
Is the way we show and continue to grow, and prepare the world to be groomed
To understand what is at hand, a beverage for every taste
Be it breakfast, lunch, an emergency brunch, or an evening face-to-face
The occasion matters not, nor does the plot, with convenience and technology’s best
Leading the revolution of the beverage fusion, above and beyond the rest
Specialty blends are setting the trends, so perfect and expertly pearled
Beverage is the key to the way it will be, brewing a better world
Company of greatness standing on high…Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
By Thomas Cominelli
Test Engineer, Brewer Engineering
Morning light breaks the night,
sky begins to glow.
Contemplating what’s ahead,
my feet are moving slow.
Green Mountain Coffee scents the air,
now nose and toes are leading.
With cup in hand I’ll make a stand
to end my palate’s pleading.
One sip to start, you’ve stolen my heart
but now I’m on my way.
My steps have spring, I start to sing
looking forward to a glorious day.
By Luther Leake
Manager, R&D Innovation
A woman in coastal Guatemala
Picked coffee all day for a dolla.
But what she was paid
Increased with Fair Trade
And lifted her family from squala.