Benefits of coffee at work (+ out of)
“The UK’s coffee consumption soared to 95 million cups a day in 2018, up from 70 million in 2008. That’s an increase of 25 million over the last 10 years.”
Today is National Coffee Day!
So I wanted to remind ourselves of the reasons coffee is just OH SO GOOD and the benefits of coffee at work.
Slightly biased on this subject I have always been a lover of the liquid gold, so in a shameless attempt to make the coffee lovers out there feel right and justified for drinking so much of it.
In case you needed a reason to remember, here’s why you should enjoy your coffee (and not feel guilty for having an extra cup):
1. The Smell – just Mmmm.
2. The Taste – just Mmmmmmmm
3. The Sound – not long now!
4. The Options!
Some hate the choice, I LOVE the choice…when you love something already, why not recreate in as many different ways as possible to keep it interesting and perhaps tempt the non-coffee drinkers over to the dark side? Mocha, Macchiato, Chai Latte, Americano, Cappuccino, Cortado, Soya Latte with a shot of hazelnut, (not my choice!) Pumpkin Spice Latte or Gingerbread Latte for the cold run-up Christmas days 😉 (won’t be long), LOVE the festive creations. Frappuccino for the hot weather, Short ones, long ones, double shots, just a splash of foam… or just an extra shot please Barista.
5. Sweet Treats
Plus, if you’re in the coffee shops, there’s an array of sweet treats to choose from to go with your coffee. That’s a whole other important decision that needs to be made.
6. The Hit
There’s no denying the buzz you get from a good coffee. If I need to focus, get a piece of work done, or attend an important meeting, or interview, then I try to neck an espresso shortly beforehand, it gives me focus, and I feel like I’m ready for anything. This is just one of the benefits of coffee at work.
Or if I just need to make it out of the house 😉 – can’t do it without a coffee first.
7. The Health Boost
When we think of coffee, the first thing we think of usually the energy boost. “However, according to some research, it can also offer important health benefits, such as
- lower risk of liver cancer, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and heart failure.”
- it’s full of antioxidants which help rid the body of free radicals, a type of waste product that the body naturally produces as a result of certain processes.
N.B “Smoking may cancel out any benefits of drinking coffee”
8. The Venue
The number of coffee shops is crazy, I’m not complaining as it gives me more choice. I loved it when the mobile coffee carts starting popping up outside tube stations, and I’m still intrigued and excited by the tiniest little coffee bars you come across – not many seats, just a bar, a few stools to sit and chat and great independent roasted coffee to takeaway. What’s great too is how ‘non-coffee’ businesses are diversifying to have a coffee area included, I’ve seen vintage charity shops/cafes, hairdressers with cafes – there’s no denying our love affair with the coffee bean.
9. It’s Social.
It used to be that meeting a friend/friends for a drink was usually in a bar or a pub, but for years it’s been perfectly acceptable to meet in a coffee bar. Especially as the economic climate has taken a dip over the last 10 years, the coffee boom seems to have benefited from this, as it’s an inexpensive treat. It’s a great way to feel like you’ve been out and not had to spend a lot.
You could say we’ve become a little more continental :0) – which can only be a good thing :0).
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