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Why Good Coffee Makes For Happier Employees

par Daria Toptygina sur Jan 12, 2024

Why Good Coffee Makes For Happier Employees

Coffee is recognized as a staple in the workplace and a necessary part of many people’s morning routines. Everyone at Equator Coffee Roasters can certainly attest to its key role in their daily lives. But why should offices invest in good organic coffee? Does it really make for happier employees?

Let’s explore the various physical, mental, and social benefits of enjoying a quality cuppa joe at work.

The Physical Benefits

According to the latest data from the National Coffee Association, more Americans drink coffee than water or any other beverage in a day (1). Plus, each day over two billion coffees are drunk globally (2).

“Coffee, apart from the unique, characteristic taste and aroma, contains caffeine, and several antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid, lignan, melanoids, cafestrol, trigonelline, and kahweol, which may show a protective effect at the cellular level.” – Ewa Czarniecka-Skubina, et al. 

Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system (3). It does this by blocking a particular neurotransmitter’s receptors, adenosine, to suppress fatigue, pain, and tension, while allowing the levels of other neurotransmitters, like dopamine, to increase, which boosts energy, memory, mood, and motivation (4). 

Coffee consumption is also connected to some other reported potential health benefits, including: a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes; protection against liver conditions, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease; increased longevity; and improved metabolic activity (5).

The Mental Benefits

Coffee enhances creativity, decreases stress, and aids in preventing the onset of depression, particularly in women. Studies have shown that the consumption of caffeinated coffee lessens the risk of depression and reduces the risk of suicide (6). Other studies have looked into how coffee enhances people’s ability to attend to positive words which promotes their mental health by helping them to literally look on the bright side (7).

This results in a more productive coffee drinker who will feel better and thus perform better at their job even if they are sleep-deprived, which workplace employees are especially prone to. It also reduces the likelihood of workplace-related injuries due to increased alertness, and makes people faster learners.

Additionally, if a workplace offers its employees complimentary coffee, it makes them feel valued and boosts their morale. 

The Social Benefits

Largely due to the aforementioned mental benefits, drinking coffee with others strengthens social relationships. It promotes culture within the workplace via creative brainstorming, increased participation, and more positive attitudes towards everyone’s involvement when discussing sensitive topics. 

Ultimately, for employees to make you feel good about your business, you need to help them feel good. And what better way to do that than with good organic coffee.


  1. National Coffee Association of U.S.A. (2023, September 19). Celebrate National Coffee Day with latest data on America’s favorite beverage. Retrieved December 17, 2023, from 
  2. Robson, D. (n.d.). How the world came to run on coffee. Retrieved December 17, 2023, from 
  3. Czarniecka-Skubina, E., et al. (2021, April 9). Consumer Choices and Habits Related to Coffee Consumption by Poles. Retrieved December 17, 2023, from 
  4. Baratloo, A., et al. (2016, March 26). The Role of Caffeine in Pain Management: A Brief Literature Review. Retrieved December 17, 2023, from 
  5. Ajmera, R. (2023, February 23). 9 Unique Benefits of Coffee. Retrieved December 17, 2023, from 
  6. Lucas, M., et al. (2012, September 26). Coffee, Caffeine, and Risk of Depression Among Women. Retrieved December 21, 2023, from 
  7. Nicholson, C. (2013, January 30). Coffee Boosts Recognition of Positive Words. Retrieved December 21, 2023, from 

~Daria Toptygina


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