Notes: Written for the challenge prompt "Coffee"
It was Crewman Cunningham's job to keep the coffee dispenser in tip-top condition. He saw the effects on the crew if it wasn't, and they weren't pretty:
Captain Archer accepted the inevitable, then hole up in his Ready Room.
T'Pol, Reed and Sato drank tea, so they acted normally. Reed and Sato chuckled over their colleagues' addiction to caffeine.
Mayweather didn't need caffeine. Period. He was too cheerful in the morning.
Phlox sat in the Mess Hall and recorded the social interactions.
Trip Tucker was the worst. “Stay out of my way.”
So Cunningham made damn sure it worked.