Up to 80% of the U.S. drinks at least a cup of coffee every day. That translates into more than 100 hours’ worth of work time spent getting and drinking coffee each year – about 24 minutes every day for the average employee. For team members who buy their cup of joe off-site, the average coffee run takes more than 20 minutes.
And while changing your team’s caffeine habits isn’t really an option, there are things you can do as an employer to put coffee to work for you, instead of against you.
First and foremost: coffee in and of itself isn’t necessarily bad for business. Studies show that workers who drink coffee are actually more productive. Caffeine can improve reaction time and memory, and help employees multitask – all of which can be good for your bottom line.
Making coffee more convenient by implementing an office coffee program means your team will save time by staying on-site. As an added bonus, employees view these programs as a job perk, which builds loyalty and boosts morale. Office coffee programs also offer other benefits for your business, like:
- Making customers feel more valued
- Saving money on equipment and maintenance
- Reducing workforce stress
Wondering if an office coffee program makes sense for your business? Take our free online analysis to discover the answer.