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You have probably seen that look in their eyes – the glazed-over, ho-hum grey fog that descends around two in the afternoon. The look that says, “please save me from another two-hour accounts presentation on margins.” It is a look that demands intervention – and caffeinating.

You are uniquely positioned to help answer the call when the two o’clock fog descends because you have the power to be sure your NYC office break room is packed with the best office coffee machines, beverages and accessories the world has to offer.

Today, the friendly coffee experts at Corporate Essentials have come up with four ways you can make your NYC workplace into everyone’s happy place with the help of office coffee machines.

Provide products your staff enjoys

A great way to keep staff engaged, on task and in the building is to stock the break room with things they actually want. When working with a great office coffee supply company, you can provide a wide variety of coffee drinks and other items that will satisfy those pesky two o’clock cravings with gusto.

You can add a bit of variety to the tedious Thursday meeting schedule by having a dedicated social drinking hour where staff can sample new offerings and learn more about how to make the best use of your office coffee machines. Learning how to truly master the technology in the break room is another plus to having a great selection of products to offer.

Providing a cornucopia of office coffee beverages that include national best sellers, unique local roasts and a selection of seasonal flavors gives everyone something to look forward to and enjoy, as well as the opportunity to explore and discover something new every now and again.

Stay up to date with new technology

Those glass bulb carafes from sitcom cafés are great when you are out at the local pie shop, but in the NYC office break room, they can be more of a liability than an asset. As times have changed, office coffee service experts have learned more and more about how office coffee can be improved and perhaps it comes as no surprise that frequent brews of the freshest possible beans give your staff the best cup of coffee. One of the top benefits for having a great relationship with your office coffee service is that you are able to have access to the best office coffee machines before they are old news.

You can even arrange to have a demo of the latest office coffee machines before they are widely available. In the long run, this allows you to satisfy the thirst of your company’s most discerning coffee drinkers “ahead” of their changing palettes – because your office coffee service will have its finger on the pulse of an ever-changing landscape.

Switch your product orders by season

Great office coffee suppliers can be identified by their sparkling product portfolios. That means not only having a wide array of great products known for their quality, but also having links to local coffee roasters and being able to provide seasonal favorites everyone in your office will adore. While you may be feeling that the pumpkin spice latte has jumped the shark, there are a wide variety of seasonal flavors that everyone can enjoy.

From the warmth of a mocha with the crisp hint of mint on a cold winter’s afternoon to the refreshing buzz that comes from taking the first pull on a fresh, fruity iced tea in the height of summer, the notion of finding a flavor to suit any taste can not be undersold in the world of office coffee.

What’s more, you can use this constant rotation of seasonal flavors to inject more interest into those sparkling office coffee machines by planning seasonal product deployments around key company functions, or even adding staff events to coincide with the launch of your colleague’s favorite seasonal flavors. This is a great way to encourage workers to mingle and discuss the new tastes and combinations available in the break room.

This allows staff to build relationships, and reinforces the open office coffee culture you are establishing, all while office coffee machines do the hard work.

Create a break room atmosphere your team will love

Working at a desk has its own unique set of physical demands – and without regular breaks, employees can become weary, make poor decisions, develop a wide variety of medical problems and be less productive than their typical selves. This is why one of the best perks you can offer your NYC employees is so often the easiest to overlook: a welcoming office.

Just as the kitchen is the “heart” of a home, the break room can be the heart of a thriving office. By creating a space with appropriate lighting, a few comfortable seats and a purpose, you are doing more than providing your colleagues and coworkers with a break room, you are investing in their wellbeing.

Providing a place where people can gather for informal meetings, pass through on their way to other events, shake off a bad day, brace themselves for a busy morning packed with meetings or otherwise come together as individuals with a common cause – coffee – is fundamental to establishing your office as a place your workers want to be.

At the heart of that NYC office lies the break room you see in your mind’s eye, the one with the amazing new office coffee machines, where the guys from the second floor have a running competition with the folks on seventh to see who can make the frothiest cappuccino.

When you are ready to take your break room to the next level with an amazing assortment of office coffee machines and other sundry supplies, contact the experts at Corporate Essentials. We are armed with close to twenty years of experience in making office coffee dreams come true, and we’re more than happy to share.


Suzie Pinhancos

Suzie is the Client Support Specialist at Corporate Essentials. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Union County College. Since 2014 she’s been fueling the culture at Corporate Essentials and spreading the word about their premier office coffee service in NJ & NYC.