If we were stranded on a desert island, we know we’d survive as long as we had coffee. Sure, a tent and some water filtration would be helpful, but coffee is a must.

And we know we’re not alone. With exception of chocolate and wine, there’s nothing that inspires our creative juices and makes it worth getting out of bed like hot, delicious coffee.

Whether we’re sipping a fresh cup in the office to get our brains working or enjoying it with a slice of cheesecake as the day winds down, coffee is an integral part of our day.

Tired of eating salad? Is going to the gym the absolutely last thing you want to do after a long day of work? Is stress making it hard for you to function?

Getting healthy and keeping those New Year’s resolutions doesn’t have to be stressful. There’s one easy habit that can make a big difference in your health. And the good news is that you may already be doing it!

Harvard researchers found that people who drink a moderate amount of high quality coffee each day can see big benefits when it comes to some serious diseases.

 

As September draws to a close and the fall weather sets in, we at Quality Express Coffee are celebrating our favorite day of the year: National Coffee Day.  While many countries around the world recognized this holiday, the United States and 20 other countries recognize September 29th as our blessed day.

Although our Java Genius’ spend most of their time in the lab, working tirelessly on bold new blends to keep the world buzzing, one or two of our Genius’ love history.  What better time to discuss the story of our favorite caffeinated beverage than the day dedicated to coffee?

 

Did you know 59% of Americans drink a cup of coffee every day, and it often plays a big role in the working person’s world. It’s no surprise that its benefits have been studied over and over again. Not only does coffee help you be more productive at the office, but it’s also been proven to help fight against the risks of heart conditions, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Employees spend an estimated average of $1,092 a year on coffee. It’s easy to point to the need to “wake up” in order to work well, but there is far more to how coffee impacts an employee than the benefit of “waking up.”

Would an office without coffee be a far less productive workplace? Are there benefits beyond productivity that a coffee service would provide?

Here are the five key facts you need to know about how coffee impacts your workplace.

 

The Millennials – or Generation Y, or those born between the 1980’s and 2000’s – are certainly making a name for themselves. Slammed early on with titles of “lazy” and “naive,” these futuristic thinkers have more recently turned the world upside down with their innovative insights and unparalleled tech skills. The gift of these youthful visionaries is a keen ability to dissolve the trivial, challenge the traditional and unearth value, quality and meaning in all circuits of the business world.

Au naturel, and “as close to the dirt as possible.”

If you haven’t heard, the Pope is coming to the US this fall season. It’s been said he’ll be staying in several different church properties, parading down several major highways, and arranging coffee delivery from Belforte del Chienti, Italy.

It turns out the Pope needs his home comfort in the form of good java. Tracey Allen, head of Specialty Coffee Association of America, was contacted for the Pope’s special coffee request, and has been conducting private taste testings for several months. It is said that Pope Francis is very selective about his coffee, understanding the multi-faceted process that takes place between production and consumption. Allen reveals Pope Francis is a big fan of fresh and local, so her company has been concocting a specialty “Pope brew” in hopes of satisfying the saintly father on his trek through the US.

 

Fiji recently launched a commercial showcasing the pureness of their water, which got us thinking; where exactly does that water come from, and what makes it so pure? Turns out the successful water bottle company gets their aqua from a natural source on the island of Viti Levu, in the remote hideaway, Yaqara Valley. Similarly, Poland Spring gets their water from a natural spring in Maine, a state renowned for their freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. So what do these h20 coves have in common? They are untouched by other bodies of water, namely the ocean, and other people. These waters are undiluted, free from foot traffic, skinny dipping tourists, and hot-to-trot sea creatures.