National Coffee Day for Professionals: Cappuccinos, Cortados, and Classic Cups of Joe

From The Huffington Post

By Sharon Schweitzer

The tantalizing aroma of freshly-ground coffee beans enchants U.S. Americans across the nation every morning. A robust cup of joe animates groggy-eyed Monday morning commuters and revitalizes slumping and sleepy post-lunch workers. U.S. Americans love coffee, and on September 29th, we celebrate National Coffee Day.

While coffee beans are thought to have originated in Ethiopia and were first cultivated in Yemen, it’s important to know that the U.S. is among the most coffee-guzzling nations on the globe. Statista reports that age groups ranging from 18 to 60+ drink similar amounts of coffee, increasing slightly with age. Just under two-thirds of U.S. American adults drink coffee every day, and the coffee drinkers average about 3 caffeinated cups daily. 

In fact, coffee availability in the office matters. Business Insider insists that splurging on office coffee is a ‘must’ for businesses. 

Here’s why your business might need to ‘up’ its workplace coffee game:

Healthy Employees: A cup of java can do great things for the body, including reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke, and certain types of cancers.  Should we change the age-old saying to: A coffee a day keeps the doctor away? 

Quality is the New Quantity: The National Coffee Association’s 67th National Coffee Drinking Trends Report shows that of late, overall coffee consumption by U.S. Americans has decreased slightly (2%), but the market share for espresso-based coffee drinks has risen. Many attribute this trend to Millennials, who are spending more on coffee drinks than previous generations. As Millennials continue making up a larger fraction of the workforce, the availability of gourmet espresso drinks at work might foster a happier team.