During the current work from home days what has emerged is that coffee is an integral part of the work culture. While virtual coffee sessions are being organised to create employee bonding in these stressful times, those at home need physical cups of coffee to keep them stimulated. Many employees are missing their coffee sessions with their colleagues at work. For the millennial and the Gen Z population coffee is a necessity and a craving for most. These challenging times have made a mug of coffee an ideal companion and the go –to beverage.
The Italian manufacturer of coffee product Lavazza conducted a survey which revealed that 45% of people liked cold coffee while 40% just wanted endless cups throughout the day to make them feel good while working. This indirectly enhanced their productivity too. With the current focus on social distancing one wonders of even after the lockdown is over and it is back to work for some, if the coffee sessions resume or would the employees retire to their quiet corners and sip on that.
Coffee for some is more than just a drink. It furthers relationships, creates bonding, helps stimulate the brain and assists in work because of the feel good factor and inspiration that it instils in the coffee drinker.
As opposed to what most of us would think coffee is not only about brewing, the flavour comes from factors like- the plant, the growing and the processing. Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, the first being oil. Various big brands like Starbuck, Nestle joined in later.
It is therefore observed that coffee is far more than a quick caffeine fix. It is ideal for the work from home concept these days whether it is a virtual or a physical cup it goes a long way in providing a boost to productivity and employee morale!