As part of Microsoft's efforts to make its employees happier, healthier, and generally more productive, Microsoft is in a lengthy process of replacing the old-style coffee machines (large, rapid-production drip coffee makers) with new Starbucks machines that produce one cup at a time of Starbucks coffee. My floor got its machines this morning, so I rushed over to fill a pot.

It is definitely better than the Farmer's Brothers office coffee (or "office brown" as I called it), but there's still something I don't like about it -- it tastes a bit weak. Of course, I've become rather attached to very strong pots of very dark roast, so I'm not exactly an expert in subtle palette choices.

So I guess I'd have to enter my review as 6 stars out of ten and I'll keep making my own coffee in my office.