My customer’s coffee area used to have three urns for coffee. The standard practice was to make a new pot if you used up the last in the current pot.
The pots were big, holding probably between 10 and 15 normal cups-sizes worth of coffee. Unsurprisingly, I had to make coffee about once every 10-15 days.
More recently, there was a change to the coffee room. Now there are six urns – two for each of the three flavors (Dark roast, regular, decaf).
Now, I make coffee almost every day. Because when I come in, one of the two dark-roast urns is empty, and the other is half empty. And I feel obliged to make more, since one is empty.
Basically, the coffee room has turned into a big conscientiousness test.. I think I’m passing.