The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

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Coffee Breaks: We Love Them, But How Much Do They Really Cost?

Male customer talks to barista in coffee shop

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Believe it or not, the average worker spends nearly 50 hours a year purchasing beverages at the café during the workday.

A survey of 2,000 on-site employees found it takes about 16 minutes to leave one’s desk, buy a drink and return. And with an average of three trips a week, employees end up losing more than an entire work week every year.

Coffee (66%) is the most popular first drink of the day, participants also prefer cold drinks such as iced coffee (47%), water (45%) and flavored water (30%).

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of multi-beverage system maker Flavia, the survey also found there may be a link between drink preference and productivity.

75% of coffee drinkers need two or more cups of coffee to feel productive, with nearly a quarter (24%) noting Mondays were the day of the week they needed the most coffee.

Carolyn McArdle and Cort Johnson talked about it on the Morning Breeze. Listen to it here:

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