The popularity of the UK coffee shop is unquestioned. According to one study, 5.3 million people visit a coffee shop once a week, which more than contributes to its £10.1bn worth as of last year. However, coffee culture has now extended to the workplace, too.
It makes sense, really. Nearly 100 million cups of coffee are consumed every single day in Great Britain. And as we spend more and more time at work, employees are demanding higher quality coffee. Often courtesy of a high quality coffee machine. This blog post has all the details, courtesy of a Nespresso report.
The report was carried out across nearly 3000 employees. And the findings were clear: providing quality coffee is a small investment that can have a notable, positive impact.
Here are the facts, stats and figures that matter across a multitude of areas.
UK Coffee Culture: Value.
- 87% of employees see small office perks as important to staff retention.
- 75% of employees agree that having high quality coffee available shows that their employer cares for their wellbeing.
- 77% of employees across a variety of sectors think that serving good quality coffee in the office is important for clients and visitors.
Providing high quality coffee shines a positive light on workplace culture. Employees simply feel more valued when they have access to meaningful perks.
UK Coffee Culture: Motivation.
- 90% of employees who regularly drink high quality coffee feel motivate to do their best at work.
- Employees who take at least one coffee break a day feel more positive about their work than those who don’t.
- 81% of those who drink higher quality coffee at work intend to be at their current company in two years’ time.
So, the statistics certainly suggest that high quality coffee helps keep your workforce positive about their role.
UK Coffee Culture: Creativity.
- 67% of employees agree that they feel more productive after a coffee break.
- 53% of employees who regularly consume high quality coffee said they have had at least one creative idea during coffee breaks.
- Over a third of employees say they have solved a complex issue during a coffee break.
Giving your staff access to higher quality coffee could prove to be a win-win situation. You may find it encourages them to be more productive.
UK Coffee Culture: Relationships.
- 81% of those surveyed said coffee breaks help build stronger relationships with colleagues.
- 72% stated that taking a coffee break with their manager also helps develop a stronger working relationship.
- 69% say having at least one coffee a day with a colleague is important to them.
Enjoying a coffee break with colleagues helps to improve team bonding and collaboration it seems.
UK Coffee Culture: Wellbeing.
- Over half of employees suggested having at least one coffee break a day is an important part of British culture.
- 83% of staff working for a company with over 20 employees believe coffee breaks with colleagues help relieve stress.
- Employees who take a coffee break at least once a day report high levels of physical and mental wellbeing.
If your employees have regular access to high quality coffee, it helps with their wellbeing and relieves stress.
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