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When it comes to rebuilding relationships in the office, a cup of coffee in the office break room can be the perfect gathering point to bring people together. For some companies returning to the office on a hybrid schedule, adopting an effective strategy to incentivize interaction in the office, given the ability for teams to work remotely, has been a point of contention.

However, with the rise of inflation, some employees may be looking for ways to save money; cutting out their daily coffee runs may be one of the expenses they let go. As a recent Bloomberg article spelled out, providing free specialty coffee in the office may be a key factor to fueling the way companies bring teams back to the workplace.


Craft Coffee Brewed in the Break Room


The article highlights the appeal of free specialty coffee and how it plays a pivotal role in return-to-office strategies. It cites a study conducted on nearly 10 million mobile phones in over 5000 coffee shops in the NYC area, which showed only 12% of coffee shop visits happened during working hours apart from lunch hours. This further emphasizes the importance of providing premium coffee to your NYC and NJ employees in your workspace.

Redefining the office space to accentuate social interaction is not a new revelation, but how you do so should reflect the needs of your team, especially today. With current hybrid office setups, employees expect free high-quality coffee as a workplace perk—not subpar coffee of lesser quality than they have at home. The choice of coffee can make a huge difference in employee satisfaction, and choosing a locally roasted coffee brand that your team recognizes and appreciates speaks volumes about your office culture.


Additional Coffee-Related Office Perks


Another exciting perk in offices is the introduction of readily available nitro cold brew coffee. Accessible via kegerators or specialized brewing machines, nitro cold brew is a popular choice that takes office coffee offerings to the next level. Brands like Wandering Bear and RISE provide delicious cold brew coffee on-tap that you hook up to your kegerator and serve right in your break room. Perks like these, on top of local gourmet coffee, incentivize teams to reconnect in the office with great coffee that keeps them fueled throughout the work day.

The bottom line is that people love a great cup of coffee and they especially enjoy one (or often more) at work. Are the machines and coffee products in your break room providing a high-quality experience to help fuel your team? At Corporate Essentials, we can help you bring all the goodness of locally roasted and craft coffees to your team to perk up their day and show them how much you appreciate them. From barista-style brews ordered through an app to cafe-style coffee brewed in traditional equipment, we have the coffee, snacks, and other great offerings to keep your team fueled, happy, and glad to be back at the office.

Judson Kleinman

As the founder and CEO of Corporate Essentials, Judson set out with every intention of bringing a new meaning to the words "office culture". As leaders in the industry, his company constantly sets the bar by investing in, and improving their product offerings, technology, people and training. 20 years and 1500 clients later, Judson can proudly say that Corporate Essentials continues to positively fuel culture and allow over 150,000 employees to work happy.