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Drinking Coffee At Work Can Make You Happier & More Successful

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Like Ant and Dec, bangers and mash or Ben and Jerry, for many of us drinking coffee and the daily 9-5 grind go hand in hand.

Indeed, lots of office workers cannot face an arduous task without their trusty mug and some of us are rarely seen during an 8 hour stint without a cuppa in hand.

However, recent research suggests that drinking coffee at work does not merely act as a crutch to help you get through the day in one piece – it can provide much more than just an injection of focus and energy (and all round deliciousness).

The findings

According to the study, those people who drink coffee at work are, on the whole, more fun and happier in the office – and earn more money than their tea sipping counterparts.

Researchers revealed that the average coffee drinker earns over £28,000 a year and is commonly found working in a ‘middle management’ position.


The report was compiled from data gathered from two thousand consumers in the UK.

Of those people quizzed, 53.30% were tea drinkers while 46.70% were coffee drinkers.

Coffee Vs Tea drinkers

Tea drinkers, on the other hand, earn, on average, two thousand pounds a year less, at £26k.

They were also shown to be much more hot headed and fiercely competitive in the workplace when compared to habitual coffee drinkers.

What’s more, tea drinkers tend only to be the life and soul of the party outside of working hours.

Additionally, someone who is partial to the odd cup of tea at work is more likely to consider themselves a team player - but would also admit to being most likely to flirt with their boss in order to get ahead.

Also, the study revealed that coffee drinkers are less likely to drive to work than tea drinkers, and less likely to be late for work.


Katrina Webb, for Nescafe Alegria who commissioned the study to tie-in with International Coffee Day, said:

“It’s also amusing to see the difference between tea and coffee drinkers around how much fun they have.

“Coffee drinkers say they’re fun in the office, while tea drinkers consider themselves more fun out of the office environment.”

Over to you

What do you think about these new findings?

Do you think drinking a Cafe2U coffee at work makes you more content and more successful?

Or is this all a load of balderdash and tosh?

Be sure to get in touch with us here at Cafe2U with your comments and opinions!

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