Coffee brings everyone together, whether it’s at the kitchen table in the morning or at work during the day. Speaking of work, did you know there are some real benefits to having coffee readily available at your company? It’s true! Check out these major perks and maybe start thinking about switching things up at the office.
Perk 1: Community
The sight of people hanging out at the water cooler is a common sight at most offices, and it’s good because it gives staff members a chance to chat with each other. However, coffee adds a slight one-up over a water cooler due to its caffeine stimulation and smell. While some prefer to drink tea while on the job—and that’s okay!—coffee has the ability to nurture the work community. This is especially true if and when the odd treat such as a box of donuts is offered in addition.
Perk 2: Atmosphere
The environment of your company’s workforce matters a great deal when it comes to the atmosphere. If the place is cold in the winter and hot in the summer, people feel it and they will be less productive while on the job. Coffee can help warm people up if the office is too cold and heating is not an option, while having it on site in the summer when/if A/C is not available presents many opportunities for iced coffee! (Note that you will need a fridge for the ice trays).
Perk 3: Expense (or Lack Thereof)
The average wait time for getting in line at the coffee shop, ordering your drink or meal or snack, paying for it, and then finally taking a sip is approximately 15 minutes (depending on what time of day it is). Also, the average cost of a cup of coffee is $3-5 depending on which cafe or coffee shop you and your staff decide to frequent.
By serving premium or gourmet coffee at the office instead, you could actually be cutting out precious costs you and your staff may be spending on coffee every day. It will also save you all valuable time, as it takes less time to make your own coffee than it would to get it made by someone else (especially in the morning when EVERYONE wants their morning coffee!).
(FYI: there is one way to serve coffee at a discount, and it’s a way we can provide you with.)
Perk 4: Appearance
Serving coffee at the office will make you, the business owner, look good because it’s a symbol that you care about your employees’ overall well-being and morale. It will also help your staff from feeling the need to brew, store, and bring their own thermal coffee with them to the office. Instead, they can come in to work without having to spend time beforehand doing so only to end up stuck in traffic!
Employees can also offer coffee if and when you need to hire someone new at your company, and they can sip at their drink while being shown around. This can encourage both your staff to do their best while on the job. It can also inspire would-be employees at your company to also put their all.
All of these things can and does affect how companies are viewed by others; in this case, the results are very positive!
Perk 5: Support for Local Businesses
While we do love how many flavors you can find at the grocery store, there is a way to switch up your everyday cup of coffee. Supporting a local business such as Minas Espresso can give people the opportunity to try coffee that’s both exotic and local at the same time. It will also show your customers that you are supportive of your local community, which in turn builds trust towards your business!
Perk 6: You Can Serve it to Everyone
Serving coffee to your own employees is a great idea. Why not serve it to visiting customers or clients as well? It will certainly leave a great impression on them for doing so! Not only will it show them you are an open, warm, and communicative company to your staff, but also it will show you are receptive and hospitable to their needs.
We hope that’s enough reason to start serving coffee at work. At the end of the day, both you and your staff win!
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