Workplace Benefits of Coffee

Increase Productivity and Morale with an Office Coffee Service

Chances are, a large percentage of your employees are drinking coffee every day. According to a 2015 study by the National Coffee Association (NCA), over 78% of Americans drink coffee and over 59% drink coffee every single day. You probably know someone who cannot function in the morning until they have had their cup of Joe.

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How can an office coffee service increase productivity?

Research shows that providing office coffee can increase productivity. The caffeine in coffee works as a stimulant that heightens brain activity, gets nutrients flowing, increases athleticism and boosts focus. According to Stephen Braun, a medical writer, and author of Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine, caffeine improves alertness and mental performance when consumed in small doses (between 100 mg and 250 mg, or 1 to 2.5 cups of coffee). The key is moderation. Having 1 to 2.5 cups of coffee can jumpstart your morning when you are tired. But an overconsumption of caffeine can make you jittery and cause other negative side effects. Regular coffee drinkers usually know their limits.

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How can an office coffee service improve morale?

Science has shown how a couple cups of coffee can improve the productivity of your employees. But what about how they feel? Studies have shown that providing coffee is a simple way to improve morale in your office.
  • 61% of employees feel their employer cares about their well-being if they provide hot beverages, according to a 2008 McKinsey & Company study.
  • 85% of employees in that same study feel that quality coffee increases productivity and improves morale.
  • 79% of employees said they are more productive if they have coffee or tea, according to a 2004 Harris Poll.
  • 63% of employees questioned in the Harris Poll believe hot beverages provided by their company save them time from having to leave the office.

People feel appreciated when their office provides good-tasting coffee or other hot beverages. Learn more in our article, Coffee: the key to boosting morale. If you want a happy and productive workforce, you may want to consider investing in an office coffee service. If you would like to learn more about these services, check out the Office Coffee Service Buyer’s Guide.

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How to Choose the Right Office Coffee Service for Your Business

Here are some things to consider when shopping for an Office Coffee Service:

  • Variety –You want a coffee service that provides a wide variety of blends and flavors to satisfy the range of tastes in your office. Non-coffee drinkers will appreciate alternative beverages such as teas or hot chocolate.
  • Technical vs. Quality – Make sure the service you are considering offers not only quality coffee machines but also good coffee. Many services are known to provide one or the other, but not both. It is helpful to read reviews on the reliability of the coffee makers, as well as the taste of the actual coffee.
  • Maintenance – Find out how often the service provider maintains their machines. What if something breaks? How quickly can they respond? Who is responsible?
  • Inventory – Ask how the vendor handles the restocking of products. How often is it done? What do they estimate your office would drink? How is this determined? How are inventory shortages handled? How quickly can they respond if there is a shortage?
  • Communication – Make note of your first-time experience with the company when you call to inquire about their service. Are you immediately placed on hold? Is it difficult to get in touch with the appropriate representative? The smoother the communication, the better the service.
  • Reviews – What are people saying about this office coffee service? Read reviews, both positive and negative, on all of the following: taste of coffee, reliability of machines, maintenance policy and customer service.

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