Coffee Culture on the rise in the workplace.

People having a coffee break

Coffee consumption in the UK is still on the increase and in recent years we have moved from a nation of tea drinkers to a nation of coffee lovers and geeks. Coffee culture has exploded across the UK and consumers have a breadth of choices for the coffee they enjoy drinking, both at home, in the high street and of course…in the office.

In the UK, people drink 95 million cups of coffee per day – an increase of 25 million over the last ten years, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research. 65% is drunk at home, 25% at work or while studying, and the rest is consumed in shops, bars and restaurants.

While 80% of UK households prefer to buy instant coffee for in-home consumption, particularly those aged 65 and older, roast and ground coffee, and single-serve coffee pods are becoming increasingly popular, particularly amongst Millennials who account for 16% of all buyers (British Coffee Association).

On the high street, café culture continues to boom, 80% of people who visit coffee shops do so at least once a week, whilst 16% of us visit on a daily basis.

Globally, The Netherlands tops the list of global coffee consuming countries followed by Finland, Canada and Sweden (Statista).

With 25% of coffee being consumed in the workplace, it’s important to ensure that you have the right ways and means to provide a suitable solution for your workforce.

At Wellbeing Group, we’re here to help you get this right. With so many options available from barista style coffee machines to push button bean to cup machines, it can an almost be overwhelming trying to find a route to explore.

In order for us to work out the best solution for you, we need to start with a few simple questions:

  • Number of users per machine?
  • Will the machine be used every day?
  • Is fresh milk function a necessity?
  • Is there a water and power supply nearby?
  • If the machine is to be installed into an existing kitchen, we will often ask for a picture of the worktop to help us gage which machine will best fit.
  • Would you like to purchase or lease the machine?

Many modern workplaces have a designated coffee lounge, whilst this helps create a homely atmosphere, it also provides a convenient location for smaller meetings.  We have worked with many designers and contractors to create the ultimate workplace coffee cultures.  Remember, good coffee goes a long way.  At a low cost per cup, it can create such a buzz in the office when there is high street quality coffee readily available.

In recent times we’ve seen an increase in demand for a coffee machine that has touchless technology.  We have a few options to overcome this challenge of not touching a coffee machine from an app on your phone to a screen that senses your finger from 2cm away allowing you to select your coffee completely touch free!

If you’re planning a coffee area for your office, why not get in touch with our friendly team who will be able to give you free advice to help you get the most out of your investment.