Coffee - Our Closest Compatriot! Making the Case for Coffee Breaks at Work

27th April 2017
Cup of Coffee and Milk
Coffee; It’s Monday morning’s best friend, Sunday’s ideal breakfast buddy and Friday’s eager playmate... is there anything it can’t do?! Although there are negative aspects to drinking too much of the brown stuff, there are notable health benefits to enjoying a hot cup of cortado too. 

As big fans of coffee for the social, productivity and enjoyment aspects – we thought we’d share a few coffee-related facts related from the workplace.

A Latte Stats

Terrible pun aside, us Brits love our coffee!
  • In the UK we drink approximately 55 millions cups a day
  • 80% of us visit a coffee shop once a week; 16% of us once a day
  • Coffee is the second largest export after oil (based on dollar value)
  • It takes precisely 42 coffee beans to make an espresso!

Mocha Than Just Fun 

It’s not just the increase in alertness we love about our coffee. Countless studies have shown that regular breaks away from our desks help with our productivity along with social interaction. So whilst a quick coffee break can provide social perks and taste good – it might also help give us a valuable bit of space in order to recharge our batteries and work optimally. 

Flat White Fancies

Here’s some science for coffee fans everywhere!

a) The US Institute for Health released a study that discovered a link to suggest that drinking coffee helps you live longer.

b) The top professions for coffee consumption are;

  1. Scientists/Lab Technicians
  2. Marketing/PR Professionals
  3. Education Administrators
  4. Writers/Editors
  5. Healthcare Administrators

We were somewhat surprised not to see online recruiters make this list! 

c) The most popular types of coffee are a standard homemade brew, espresso and cappuccino.

What’s your favourite brew to kick start the day with? 

It’s not just the increase in alertness we love about our coffee. Countless studies have shown that regular breaks away from our desks help with our productivity along with social interaction.