In or out of the office, most of us find our workdays beginning with a hot cup of coffee. Whether it’s putting the kettle on at home or grinding those beans in the office machine, for most of us, our days start with that first sip.

A study conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research found that in the UK, people drink 95 million cups of coffee per day, 25% of this happening whilst at work. [1].

As its International Coffee Day, we wanted to share with you 5 benefits that come from drinking coffee.

What are the benefits?

 

1.Coffee keeps you alert and focused

Once caffeine is in your system, it stimulates your body’s adrenaline and affects your levels of energy and alertness.[2]. Caffeine is a natural stimulant that positively affects the body and can increase focus and concentration.

 

Being focused is the gateway to many other benefits, from problem-solving to decision making. Applying this attitude at work allows you to get more done and the quality of the outcomes improve.

 

Pairing daily your coffee and keeping yourself hydrated, all adds up to a productive and motivated mindset.

 

2. Coffee helps protect your body

Coffee contains a lot of antioxidants and can help protect your body.

The effect of coffee varies depending on a variety of factors, from whose drinking it to where it’s roasted, but there have been studies showing how it can benefit your health.

A large body of evidence suggests that the consumption of caffeinated coffee does not increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers. In fact, having 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day has been associated with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases.[4]

Coffee is not a miracle cure, and everything in moderation is always a good approach. It is, however, reassuring to know that your daily coffee break or a couple of cups here and there is not only getting your through your day, it could be benefiting your health.

 

2. Coffee breaks improve  morale

Coffee breaks are essential for ensuring you get away from your desk or the task you are tackling, at home or in the office. If you aren’t taking the time to step back, it can reduce your productivity and have a negative effect on your delivery. 

 

Coffee has become a part of office culture and this includes coffee breaks as a time to socialise. Not only this, but it allows you to have distance from projects and a chance to share ideas. 

 

If you have a positive and friendly work environment that champions employee morale, it has a knock-on effect on your enthusiasm towards work. 

 

By having a communal space where you can treat yourself to a coffee and have your lunch, you can combine all the elements of a coffee, catch up and lunch break all in one.

 

2. Coffee can reduce stress

According to a recent study, two-thirds of UK employees have felt stressed and/or anxious about work in the last 12 months.

 

During this time, it is completely normal to feel stressed out. You are adjusting to a new normal, a new way of working, which can be overwhelming. 

 

Your mind automatically goes to the ‘buzz’ you get from drinking coffee, although some studies have shown it can reduce physical and emotional stress. Coffee can affect neurotransmitters in the brain to help fight off the symptoms of stress. [5].

  

The workload is a worry for many as some companies have a reduced workforce. Although this is not a complete cure for current work-life worries, it’s a small contributor that might make you feel a little better. 

 

2. Coffee brightens your mood

 

A positive mindset can be the difference between a successful day or an unproductive one.

The Harvard School of Public Health conducted a study that found emotions of happiness and positivity were achieved through drinking coffee. [6]

Coffee naturally stimulates your serotonin levels and can help with your positive outlook on your daily tasks. Studies have found that workers are 13% more productive when they are happy.[7]

Your mid-day cup of coffee pick me up really does pick up your mood.

 

 

If these benefits sound too good to be forgotten, you can check out the office solutions we offer here.

 

Of feel free to contact us to discuss the ideal path for you.

Written by Grace Warren, Inbound Marketing Co-Ordinator

 

References 

[1] https://www.ceutagroup.com/the-coffee-market-in-2019/#:~:text=In%20the%20UK%2C%20people%20drink,in%20shops%2C%20bars%20and%20restaurants.

[2] https://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/coffee-caffeine.php#:~:text=This%20blood%20carries%20extra%20oxygen,several%20hours%20after%20drinking%20coffee.

[3] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-13-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coffee#TOC_TITLE_HDR_5

[4] https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/coffee/

[5] https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/stress-anxiety-low-mood/stress/is-a-cup-of-coffee-the-answer-to-less-stress/

[6] https://www.bustle.com/articles/145474-what-does-coffee-do-for-your-mood-4-reasons-you-should-pour-another-cup-immediately#:~:text=Coffee%20makes%20you%20more%20positive&text=It%20gives%20a%20boost%20to,your%20mood%20and%20overall%20outlook.

[7] https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2019-10-24-happy-workers-are-13-more-productive#:~:text=An%20extensive%20study%20into%20happiness,13%25%20more%20productive%20when%20happy.&text=The%20authors%20state%20that%20while,field%20evidence%20for%20this%20relationship.

 

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