This recipe brought the world back into focus very quickly once I got to my desk.
(Confession - I didn't think you would want to see photos of my car's footwell - the images I have used are just stock photos).
Step 1: Ingredients and equipment.
You can buy ground nutmeg if you want, but it loses its flavour a lot more quickly than a whole nutmeg.
I would use whole beans and grind my own, but there isn't a decent whole bean available within thirty miles of me. I blame Starbucks.
Step 2: Making the coffee.
Put four dessert spoons of your coffee in the flask, and add a generous pinch of freshly-ground nutmeg.
Top up with freshly-boiled water, put the lid on and put the flask safely in your car.
Safety note: doses of nutmeg of between 1-4 teaspoons cause hallucinations, visual distortions and euphoria. Doses larger than this can potentially induce convulsions, palpitations, nausea, eventual dehydration, and generalized body pain.
Step 3: Drink!
Allow a couple of minutes for the solids to settle (just enough time to remember where you left your coffee mug) and then gently pour it out - no need to filter.
Don't you dare pollute this drink with milk or sugar!
A few good slugs of this will set even a hung-over rhino up for the day, then welcome to the happy, jittery world of caffeine addiction.