At Focus Rooms, we believe the mid-morning coffee break is essential to the productivity of any meeting or conference and we have some science types to back us up. This is why we make sure our bottomless tea and coffee stations are always topped up and ready.
Besides being able to rattle off a few coffee names to attempt to pass for being foreign, here are our “grande” reasons for including coffee in our day:
Caffeine is a stimulant which helps give your central nervous system that kick to keep you going. If you’re looking for something to keep the yawning at bay, best not reach for the decaf. Surprisingly, just the aroma of coffee has been found to help reduce sleep deprivation related stress. Keeping the yawning at bay and the minimising the stress of no sleep? Thanks, make it a double.
MIT did a study in 2010 showing that overall activity was improved when employees took coffee breaks together. Admittedly, this had more to do with the opportunity for employees to share personal and work-related experiences with each other but you can’t deny that a coffee break is the perfect environment to allow this to happen. Coffee in, productivity up!
Another great benefit of coffee is that it increases our metabolic activity. An increased metabolism burns through fuel faster which is why many fat-burning supplements contain high quantities of caffeine. Consider pairing a cuppa-joe with that chocolate muffin if you think you may be missing gym tonight.
According to a 2011 survey which tallied up the coffee drinkers in various industries, the scientists/lab technicians and healthcare administrators made it into the top 5 of the biggest caffeine connoisseurs. If those who should know best are drinking it, we’ll definitely be climbing on the band wagon.
Need any more convincing as to why to include a coffee break on your next meeting or conference? Pop over for a site inspection and we’ll give you a latte more reasons while you sip our delicious cappuccino.