Good quality coffee is an integral piece of the workplace culture puzzle. Imagine for one moment an office without coffee. Employees' mood, energy and productivity will soon dwindle and before long the foundations of the very culture you've spent years to achieve will start crumbling.
Not only does coffee keep your employees wide awake on the job, it also offers a range of benefits that will ensure they remain alert and healthy. Apart from reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's disease, coffee has a range of health benefits that will boost employee performance in the office:
1. Coffee improves employee energy levels and focus
Caffeine seems to affect areas of the brain that are responsible for memory and concentration. Therefore, a moderate amount (roughly 1-6 cups) of coffee per day can help employees remain alert and focused. Studies have shown that caffeine improves brain function in terms of memory, mood, reaction times and attentiveness. It also stimulates the central nervous system and boosts the production of mood-elevating neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline.
2. Coffee contains essential nutrients and antioxidants
One cup of good quality coffee contains significant levels of B vitamins, potassium, manganese, magnesium and niacin. These all play a role in general health and wellbeing. Healthy employees are more likely to be productive and deliver quality work. Unprocessed coffee beans contain approximately 1000 antioxidants, with many more developing during the roasting process. The human body absorbs more antioxidants from coffee than regular fruits and vegetables, so go ahead and enjoy that shot of espresso.
3. Caffeine fights depression
Coffee, in moderation of course, plays an important role in preventing feelings of depression. In fact, according to a Harvard study, drinking 4 or more cups of coffee leads to a 20% lower risk of depression in women. Depression affects many aspects of a person's life, including their performance and satisfaction at work.
Approximately 1.7 billion cups of coffee are sold in the UK each year. Judging by these numbers, Britons really do love their coffee and rely on their daily caffeine fix to keep them going. If this is not reason enough to supply your hardworking employees with freshly brewed java, we don't know what is.
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