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Normas de Uso de la Cafetera

“For best results, please ensure that you eject the used capsule

As soon as you’ve finished making your coffee”,

Pleads the notice in Spanish by the coffee machine in the office.

This gentle guidance is repeated on the arm of the device, visible

To the engineer as she vainly attempts to finagle a caffeine lozenge into the slot

Still occupied by the last worker’s pod, now left to dry against the pad

In flagitious disregard for the Rules of the Coffee Machine.