If you own a business with employees who work in an office environment, it is probable that you have considered investing in an office coffee machine. If you haven’t done so already, here are some great reasons to make the purchase.
Caffeine helps workers perform better.
Studies of night-shift workers have shown that caffeinated shift workers made fewer errors than their decaffeinated colleagues. Caffeine gives people a short term memory boost and it enhances memory up to 24 hours after it’s consumed.
Coffee breaks can boost productivity.
If you have an office coffee machine, workers will tend to schedule breaks at the same time. Research from MIT found that employees who take coffee breaks together are more productive.
Office coffee machines save time.
Carrying on with the productivity angle, if workers leave the office to get their caffeine fix it can take up to 15 minutes for them to return. This adds up to a massive 60 hours per year of lost time, for a single employee!
Automatic machines make coffee available around the clock.
If you invest in an automatic machine it will brew while everyone is working, so it’s always ready when you are, 24 hours a day. This is great if you have clients drop in, or have staff who work long hours.
Business coffee machines are safe.
In an office environment where people are constantly rushing around, the last thing you want is an accident with boiling hot liquids. Technological advances have ensured high quality machines are incredibly safe and easy to use. If you’re still using a kettle or cappuccino frothers it may be time to upgrade!
Coffee eases the pain of working at a desk.
It has been shown that consuming coffee can ease pain in the neck, shoulders, forearms and wrists. Recent Japanese research showed that coffee improves circulation, with coffee drinkers showing a 30% increase in blood flow compared to their non-caffeine counterparts.
Good machines make good coffee.
Nobody wants to drink awful coffee and if employees are faced with a below average drink, their mood will reflect this and their productivity will suffer. A happy worker is a good worker!