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How a good office coffee machine can boost staff wellbeing

With many positive health and productivity benefits of drinking coffee at work, providing a premium office coffee machine can be a simple (yet highly effective) way to boost employee wellbeing.

Research has found that employees feel more engaged at work when they have access to high quality coffee, and on top of this 75% of office workers agree that a high quality coffee experience in the office suggests that their employer cares about their wellbeing. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that employers can improve the wellbeing, productivity and happiness of staff simply by offering a great cup of coffee in the office…

A well-deserved reward for your team

Offering perks to your employees is a good way to improve staff loyalty and retention, and a barista-quality coffee experience is now an expected perk in everyday office life. Having access to a premium quality coffee machine at work is something most modern employees would struggle to live without. If you expect your team to deliver high quality work, the least you can do is reward them with high quality coffee experience. Britain is a nation of coffee drinkers, and we drink a staggering 95 million cups of coffee per day. Though it may seem like a small thing, investing in quality coffee shows your team that you value and appreciate them and their work and want to make their workplace experience as positive as possible.

“Investing in a TopBrewer for our office refurbishment has shown our employees how much we value them.” –Autodesk

Improve productivity with a caffeine boost

It’s no secret that, as well as tasting great, coffee is loaded with energy-boosting caffeine. A cup of coffee in the office will mean your employees feel more alert and energised, which can help improve productivity. Many workers are in the office for 8-9 hours each day. With such a long time sat at a desk, it’s not uncommon for employees to struggle to maintain focus, and this can have a detrimental impact on wellbeing. A premium coffee solution that serves delicious barista-quality beverages will not only produce an energy boost for your team, it can also entice them to take regular breaks away from their desk to regroup and recharge, helping to avoid burnout and maintain productivity levels.

Coffee acts as a mood booster

The positive impact coffee has on our mood is twofold. On the one hand, the caffeine and antioxidants found in a cup of coffee can have a physical impact, helping fight tiredness and heighten our mental state. (In fact, over 80% of those who take coffee breaks at work feel that it helps relieve stress.) On the other hand, the social aspect of grabbing a cup of coffee can be a huge mood booster. A strategically placed coffee machine will lead to spontaneous interaction and conversation between colleagues as they chat over a cup of coffee.

Coffee acts as a catalyst for collaboration

Meeting co-workers for a coffee, or catching up around the coffee machine is a great way of building relationships and socialising within the office. Over 80% of those taking coffee breaks with colleagues find that it helps to develop stronger relationships. Better interpersonal relationships between colleagues and departments leads to improved communication which, in turn, leads to an improved working atmosphere, better staff morale and a more collaborative workforce. In fact, many people find that the best ideas and “lightbulb” moments come when they are away from their desk! This is particularly important in larger offices, where employees may not have the same opportunity to meet their co-workers. Designing an informal breakout space with a stylish coffee centrepiece allows for informal networking as employees catch up over a cup of specialty coffee.

“The TopBrewer has encouraged the community feel of the space and has become a discussion point with clients. The introduction of the TopBrewer in The Larder has helped to create a space where people naturally gather to interact, work together, and have fun.” –Fourfront Group

Coffee can improve the health of your employees

A healthy workforce is a huge benefit for your business, as it means fewer sick days, increased productivity and can lead to better employee retention.  Numerous studies have shown the health benefits of coffee, so it goes without saying that offering a premium coffee solution for your employees can have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.

Recent NHS studies have proven that drinking coffee can help reduce risk of heart disease, liver disease and type 2 diabetes, and the dopamine released by coffee can help boost our mood. As well as this, the antioxidants and nutrients found within coffee are known to increase energy, reduce tiredness and improve memory and cognitive function.

With poor mental health estimated to cost the UK economy up to £99 billion per year, it’s no surprise that wellbeing in the workplace is set to be one of the biggest workplace trends of 2020. Adopting a proactive and preventative approach to wellbeing in the workplace can lead to increased productivity, better employee retention, reduced sick leave and a happier and more resilient workforce.

 

We have a solution

When we designed the revolutionary TopBrewer, we reimagined the traditional bean-to-cup coffee machine design to bring you the world’s most advanced office coffee solution. With its innovative under-counter design, sleek swan-neck tap and almost silent brew unit mechanics, TopBrewer has been designed to aid collaboration and improve the workplace experience. The minimal footprint integrates seamlessly into any environment to deliver a full range of speciality drinks, all specially developed for the TopBrewer at our in-house Amokka micro-roastery. For more information about the value TopBrewer can add to your office, contact us for a chat or to arrange a demo.

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