There are so many things to consider before hiring a coffee service these days: Are their prices reasonable? Can I trust them? Will they deliver decent service? The competition is fierce, and everyone is trying to get into your wallet. Few are trying to make a home in your heart, earn your trust and deliver the quality of service they promised over the phone.

In the coffee industry, it’s sometimes difficult to judge a “good” service from a “bad” service. After all, most customers just want their beverage bar stocked and their machines running smoothly. But there are a lot of other factors that determine good from bad. For example, is the delivery on time? Did they note your current and future inventory needs? Are they considerate to your staff?

 

Have we lost our java way?

With coffee prices on the rise, it’s no wonder that Americans are turning to cheaper brands to satisfy their morning buzz. Luxury taste and gourmet flavor has slipped the the wayside as our survival instincts kick in, and our wallets want nothing more than to grab whatever does the least amount of damage. Value coffee is and has been on the rise for quite some time. With the drought in Brazil hindering crops, chains like McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts, and many convenience stores as well, have been gaining in popularity. Does that mean your team also has to settle for fast food coffee?

 

The link between coffee and high energy is obvious; as caffeine seeps into the wirings of our mind and body, increasing heart rate and stimulating the nervous system, those quintessential, caffeinated bursts of energy are undeniable – and rather exciting! You go from trudging and whining to dancing and laughing. From hazy to laser-focused. From a zombie to a mad scientist. And while there is a much more complicated process going on in your brain, the simple explanation seems to be: coffee makes us happy.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

People rely on their coffee to kick-start the work day, but they usually settle for whatever caffeine-generating machine is closest. If they had their choice of workplace perks, surely a coffee service carrying the sweetest scents of gourmet coffee would be at the top of their list.