Celebrating all things coffee for UK coffee week!

Just where would we be without the caffeine powered boost we get first thing in the morning at our desks? Or that much needed mid- afternoon pick me up? We have a lot to thank coffee for, and with it being UK Coffee Week, we thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate all things coffee!

Thousands of people can relate when we say that a cup or two of the hot stuff is exactly what we need to get things done. Be it early morning starts, late afternoon meetings, or just having the energy to complete an important project by the next day, coffee is exactly what many people use to get them through.

Did you know…

70 million cups of coffee are consumed each day throughout the UK, this makes it pretty clear that we are definitely a nation of coffee drinkers, both inside and outside the workplace.

Below are our top 5 reasons why businesses should provide their employees with good quality coffee:

It improves performance

Countless studies have shown that caffeine can be very effective when it comes to productivity and performance, which is very useful in the workplace. Coffee has been proven to provide enhanced motor and cognitive performance, increase accuracy of reactions, boost short term memory and even decrease mental fatigue.

People are less likely to leave the office

Providing great tasting coffee on-site to employees and visitors, not only gives off a good impression about the working environment but it also encourages people to stay and have their drink in the office, rather than leaving to find themselves a better-quality beverage.

A cheap jar of instant coffee however, isn’t the solution. If the coffee that you have on offer isn’t of good quality people will leave to go out and find a better option. Studies have shown that 47% of worker leave the office daily to purchase their drink from a high-street chain.

It boosts employee morale

Providing your employees with nice things make them feel appreciated, valued and boosts their morale. With the average British male drinking 13 cups of coffee per day and the average British female drinking 11, good quality coffee with appeal to the needs of the majority of your employees.

It brightens your mood

Caffeine boosts the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline, and stimulates the central nervous system which lifts your mood. According to studies, two cups of coffee a day prevents the risk of depression by up to 50%.

And finally, it feeds the office plants

The leftover grounds from fresh coffee in the office don’t need to go to waste. Adding left over coffee grounds to the soil in office plants can boost drainage, aeration and water retention. It’s recommended that you rinse the grounds first for use on most plants, but leave them as they are for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and gardenias.

Pam Wakefield - Facilities Supplies Specialist
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Pam Wakefield - Facilities Supplies Specialist