5 Reasons Why Employers Should Provide Coffee at the Office
The majority of Americans, 83%, drink coffee and 54% of us drink it every day. While most coffee drinkers have a brewer at home or make a daily coffee shop run, many get their daily caffeine fix at work. Why should employers invest in coffee at the office?
1. Coffee at the office makes employees happy
Even the smallest things can make employees feel appreciated. Providing coffee at the office for your team can do wonders for morale, loyalty, and job satisfaction. Happy employees are productive employees who don’t spend their lunch breaks browsing job openings at other companies!
2. Coffee is an incentive to get to work on time and stay there
An employee who knows that there is a delicious selection of gourmet coffee and tea at the office has no reason to stop by Starbuck’s on the way to work. Providing quality coffee can encourage employees to get to work early to enjoy a hot drink and conversation with fellow employees before the workday begins. A well-stocked breakroom can also encourage employees to stay in the building during breaks.
3. Coffee can make employees more alert and focused
A study on caffeine for the prevention of errors and injuries showed that compared to a placebo, people who consume caffeine had better reasoning, memory, and attention which could prevent errors and accidents among shift workers.
4. Coffee can increase employee productivity
Coffee has been shown to decrease mental and physical fatigue, while enhancing physical and mental performance. Caffeine increases short-term memory, problem-solving skills, reasoning ability, concentration, and focus. All of these are important factors that help make employees more productive.
5. Coffee at the office encourages employee cooperation
Drinking coffee together can foster positive employee relationships and increase collaboration and cooperation in the workplace.
Having a Keurig machine is a great way to let everyone at the office choose to brew their favorite flavors.