I work for the state government. We are very limited as to what can be bought out of our limited budget, and comfort items are included. No coffee, coffee makers, water coolers, refrigerators, etc.
In our kitchen, we have: refrigerator, two coffee makers, a Keurig single cup brewer, a Water cooler, a microwave, a toaster, and a movie theater style popcorn maker.
All of the items were brought in by people that work here, or everyone chipped in to buy the refrigerator. Therefore, they do not belong to the department.
Employee C (another department and location) decided that she needed the department's popcorn machine for an event. Sent an email asking when she could pick it up and where the free oil and popcorn for it was. I sent her a private reply that the machine and supplies do not belong to the department, and this machine is not the table top variety, it is 6' tall and not easily portable.
Employee C is throwing a world class tantrum over it.
That reminds me of a recent scandal in our press.
A government department's accounts showed that they spent an enormous amount on coffee machines. Each coffee machine was very expensive and they bought a lot of them. The press went crazy. But there was one problem, although the coffee machines were bought by the department, they were paid for by the employees. All equipment put into their buildings was required by law to be owned by the department, so the employees got together to buy expensive coffee makers (to stop them having to go out to get coffee) and gave the money to the department to buy them. And there were a lot of them because the department has 37,000 employees.
So the department go increased productivity, increased moral and a better workplace community, for no cost to them, but because of the press they will not do this again and in the future staff will just have to go back to taking coffee breaks out of the office.