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.

 

It’s easy to overlook “kitchen issues” at the office. The mugs are piling up in the sink. There are stains all over the counter. Employees roll their eyes at the k-cup selection; “oh. Breakfast Blend. Again.” And the creamer? Half and half – on a good day. But it’s hard to overlook these “minor” issues when they snowball into their potential… Your kitchen starts to smell like rotting coffee grounds. Your employees grow irritated, day after day, at the lack of variety staring back at them. They begin to lose motivation, re-enforcing to each other, in hushed whispers of resentment, this idea that you don’t care about their well-being.

 

As smaller coffee programs fight for their fair share of the coffee market, and larger chains sink their teeth into profit potential, we’re seeing a wave of maddening innovation sweep the country. Unique selling tactics, merchandise displays, social media integration – new approaches to capture a piece of the coffee market are popping out of the wood work on a consistent basis. It’s almost as if there is no limit to the amount of renovation, transformation and enhancement coffee bars can initiate.

 

Employers recognize the importance of keeping their employees happy and energized without having them leave the facility to go wait in line for a cup of gourmet coffee or hot beverage. Happy employees are productive employees. Companies are starting to see that creating positive, relaxing environments for employees will lead to greater productivity and longer tenure.

Coffee Machines

The choices of how to prepare your morning cup of joe have exploded in the last 5 years. From instant coffee with actually flavor and depth, to completely self contained caffeine infusion systems with 100’s of flavor combinations, there is a brewing system for everyone and every company. The number of different brewing systems available can be overwhelming, but here are a few must knows:

  • traditional glass pot brewer
  • thermal carafe brewer
  • single cup pod brewer or K cup brewer
  • french press brewer

Whether you have an office of three people or 30, a single-serve coffee brewer can transform your office coffee experience. Keep everyone happy with a wide variety of coffee, tea and hot chocolate options. Investing in a single-serve brewer improves employee satisfaction and boosts collaboration.

Learn more about the other benefits single-serve coffee brewers provide:

 

Coffee does amazing things to the work place- it triggers employees’ “on” mode, giving them the mental fuel to fly through their days. Office coffee services have become a staple because of this. Companies are realizing the major benefits of having coffee stocked in their office, at all times. So these full-service, office coffee carriers are taking a big leap in business – but many of them are overcharging their customers and under delivering on value.

 

Companies all across the country are starting to offer more incentive packages such as paying for you to take a vacation, free food, work from home hours and even longer maternity and paternity leave time.  While many of those take time to cut through the red tape, there is still one simple way to really make an impact now for your employees; an office coffee station.

 

Our previous blog post discussed 4 surprising health benefits of coffee consumption. The Java Geniuses are back this week to pour some more useful health information into your pot of knowledge. Here are 4 more ways coffee doubles as a mental and physical treatment for your office.