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A Day in the Life of a TopBarista

Part of what makes the TopBrewer Experience so outstanding is our team of passionate TopBaristas. They are key to ensuring our customers are receiving a great experience and are drinking fantastic coffee.

Read on to find out what they get up to on an average day…

Our amazing TopBarista team!

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It’s no secret that the workplace has changed massively in recent years, and what employees expect from a workplace in 2018 is completely different to what would have been expected just 10 years ago. As the youngest generations start to graduate from university and join the working world, companies are starting to update their spaces to reflect what Generations Y and Z actually want from a workspace. It’s estimated that by 2020, almost half (46%) of the workforce will be millennials, so it’s important to start making changes or risk getting left behind.

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Hotels and Co-Working: A match made in heaven?

The worlds of work, play and travel are merging, and in today’s connected society, where freelance and remote working is becoming more prevalent, whole industries are having to adapt to reflect this. It’s not a secret that the hotel market is saturated, and so hotels are having to find new ways to compete and bring in new clientele. Whether it’s a collaboration with a Michelin-starred chef to open an exciting new restaurant, or opening your business centre to a crowd of co-workers, there is a need to stand out. A “multi-use” strategy like this is not new in the hotel world, but the emergence of co-working spaces in hotels certainly is. Hotel managers have primarily worked with restaurateurs to bring high-end restaurants, cafes and bars into their hotel, but recently they have been experimenting with other ventures.

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Dublin’s Best Co-Working Spaces

Co-working spaces (sometimes known as shared office spaces or flexible workspaces) have been on the rise for the last few years. According to GCUC (Global Co-working Unconference Conference), between 2016 and 2017, there was a global increase of over 3,000 co-working spaces. This trend is set to continue, with GCUC forecasting an increase of 15,000 spaces and over 3 million members between 2017 and 2022. In a recent blog, we identified the 10 Coolest Co-Working Spaces in London and with Dublin quickly becoming another co-working hot bed we thought it was only right that we curate a list of what we believe are the best co-working spaces in Dublin.

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Experience TopBrewer at WorkTech 2018

We’re excited to be sponsoring the 2018 WorkTech event, which is taking place on November 27th and 28th.

The two-day event is part of the Unwired event series, and is the perfect event for all those involved with the future of work and the workplace, as well as technology, real estate and innovation. The event tackles subjects such as the future of the workplace and co-working as well as technology in the world of work, and boasts speakers from industry-leading firms, such as Microsoft, Willis Towers Watson and the Ministry of Sound.

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In recent years, the focus on protecting the environment and leading a more sustainable lifestyle (both personally and professionally) has become more apparent. It’s not uncommon to see daily news stories commenting on environmental issues, from oil spills to weather disasters and everything in between. As the negative impact humans are having on the planet becomes more apparent, we are becoming more environmentally aware in all areas of our life, and it’s no surprise that much of the newest entrants to the workplace, Generation Z (those born between 1995 and 2010), expect their employers to take action to protect the environment. Recent research has shown that the current generation of young people entering the workforce are even more environmentally conscious than the Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995) that preceded them.

A particularly hot topic at the moment is the use of single use plastics. A recently proposed ban on single-use plastics by the European Union is expected to help avoid over 3 million tonnes of carbon emissions and save consumers billions of pounds, as well as preventing environmental damage. A recent survey found that 80% of Generation Z think that tackling the use of single-use plastics is more of an important goal for their employers than reducing electricity and water consumption or reducing greenhouse gases. 

But what can we actually do to help reduce the amount of single-use plastics? Read on to find out.

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