It’s obvious that something is going on when we ingest coffee. Our insides seem to speed up. Our outsides struggle to catch up. Caffeine mingles with various parts of our nervous system, granting us a focus, mood elevation, and aversion to fatigue. But how does it do this? Is caffeine really so strong as to alter our brain chemicals? And if so, how does it even breach the neurological gates? Surely one of our trusty neurotransmitters would sense deviation and battle the intruder.

 

In most offices, the coffee station is the first stop for incoming employees. Before they begin socializing, and long before they begin working, employees auto-pilot their way over to the kitchen, where the sweet scents of java warm their insides. As more people filter in, and grab their morning mochas, the office transforms. What was once a still, dreary room of silence is now alive with a booming buzz of celestial energy.

In the 1800s, many Americans worked seventy hours or more per week. Even into the early 1900’s, specifically around the Great Depression, many would work 40 hours and then clock out and work another 4-5 hours for free just to keep their job. Thankfully, those tough times are in the rear view mirror, but still the number of hours Americans workers put in, on average, is just shy of 50 hours a week.

That is a lot of hours. Surprisingly, just because we work more hours does not make us more productive according to a Gallup survey. So, how do we get our edge back?

 

Without coffee even the best office can turn into a crisis center, complete with employees dozing off at their desk, falling asleep in meetings with clients, and much worse. However, getting that revitalizing cup of joe isn’t always simple. Many companies with 10+ employees have a office coffee delivery service, which brings the coffee, machines, and coffee fixings directly to your cubicle. If you have a good office coffee service provider, they will even maintain and clean your coffee machines as a part of the deal.

If you are still not sure you need an office coffee service, read the pros and cons of each coffee delivery system before

 

In the past, the coffee station at a typical office consisted of regular coffee, decaf coffee, tea and maybe hot chocolate if you were lucky. There were no Interactive Cup™ Brewers 5 years ago so whatever the office manager ordered, the employees were stuck with. However, thankfully, times have changed and now employees can preapre their favorite caffiene beverage with an array of choices and choices and flavors without ever leaving the office.

With the cost of an average cup of coffee soaring at over $1.85  (just for a tall coffee at your local corporate coffee shack), having a coffee setup at the office provides another type of employee benefit much like a company cellphone. However, an old school, single coffee pot, single falvor, stale coffee staion isn’t exactly going to convience employees to stick around for a coffee break in the office. If you do the math, at $1.85 a day for an average of 20 work days a month it comes out to $37.00 a month spent on coffee which is assuming you only get a tall plain coffee once a day. Offering an alternative to the outdated coffee station can be a huge costs savings to both the employee and the employer.

As the love for coffee has evolved so has the variety of choices to add to make your cup of joe just the way you like it. The traditional coffee station at the office has transitioned in many work places to a coffee bar with endless possibilities to make your coffee or hot beverage. Now a coffee bar may not sway a new hire in choosing your company over another, but it certainly sends a message that your company cares about its employees and their happiness.