Although the vast majority of American workers rely on coffee to get through the workday, many employers still wonder if purchasing coffee for the office is worth the investment. Researchers and coffee drinkers alike have repeatedly answered with a resounding “Yes!”
[thb_bigtext]Need proof? Here are five ways coffee has been directly associated with enhanced employee productivity...[/thb_bigtext]
[thb_divider] 1. Research points to coffee-related health benefits.
According to research from the University of Scranton, coffee is the top source of antioxidants in America. Scientific research has also suggested that coffee consumption in moderation can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease and heart failure. Healthier employees spend more time on the job because they take fewer sick days and require fewer doctors’ appointments.
2. Coffee can fuel the mind.
Studies have shown that caffeine boosts mental performance and alertness. One study went so far as to say that being more alert and mentally sharp helps to lower the risk of accidents at work.
3. Coffee can help us bounce back.
Everyone has gone to work after little or no sleep. Getting through the day is a major challenge, and being productive seems impossible. However, caffeine has been shown to improve short-term memory for people who are fatigued and helps them pay attention.
4. Providing quality coffee keeps employees in the office for an additional 50 minutes per week.
The average outside coffee run takes about 15 minutes. Getting coffee in the office takes less than five minutes, and employees typically have a better selection of flavors. While breaks help to prevent burnout, physically leaving the office is a waste of time and money.
5. Coffee makes people feel cared for.
Many of us are overworked and stressed out. But when our employers provide us with quality coffee in the office, they make us feel like we’re all in it together. Employees are much more likely to care about their job and take their responsibilities seriously when they believe the boss cares about them.
Even if you completely disregard research that associates coffee with improved productivity, look at it this way. Have you ever come across a productive, happy workplace with no coffee?
Neither have we.
AAA Business Supplies & Interiors is an office coffee supplier that provides both Keurig single cup brewers and traditional coffee by the pot from Newco. We offer delicious coffee blends from popular roasters like Starbucks, Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s and Peet’s Coffee & Tea. In the bay area? Let us help you choose an office coffee solution that keeps your team productive.