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Four Office Coffee Trends To Watch Out For In 2023

As 77.8% of employees see refreshments as one of the most valuable workplace perks, are you prepared for this year’s biggest trends in office coffee?
Colleagues Enjoying Office Coffee

Coffee is an essential part of any office! Drunk by 65% of us each day, it provides the much needed fuel for morning commutes, jam-packed calendars and afternoons spent finalising overdue reports. 

If you’re yet to invest in a workplace vending solution, why the wait? With each passing year, new office coffee trends emerge. And 2023 is set to be no different!

In this blog, we’ve explored four coffee trends to watch out for in the year to come. But, before we get into it, let’s look at why coffee in the workplace is one perk your employees can’t be without. 

 

Barista Pouring Cappuccino

What Are The Benefits Of Coffee In The Workplace? 

In business, employee satisfaction is a crucial measure of success. And more often than not, perks are the key to achieving it. 

Office coffee is an ingredient for creative spark and stress relief. It proves your dedication to your employee’s productivity, and even creates an opportunity for social breakout.

As a leading supplier of vending solutions, we know how important coffee in the workplace is. But do you?

 

  • Boosted Energy & Productivity – Caffeine is a central nervous stimulant. It increases the circulation of cortisol and adrenaline, to help us feel more productive throughout the day. 

 

  • Problem Solving – The key to innovative thinking, caffeine stimulates the brain. When we’re alert, we’re more likely to think outside of the box, and problem solve. In fact, it improves cognitive performance significantly! 

 

  • Health Benefits – Packed with tonnes of antioxidants, which contribute to healthy cell rejuvenation, office coffee can reduce pain in desk workers who experience posture issues. It can even increase our metabolic rate. 

 

  • Social Breakout – Coffee helps break down awkward social barriers. In breakout sessions, it can even encourage employees to socialise with their peers.

 

  • Employee Morale – Finally, coffee in the workplace has been proven to boost employee morale. A small but important gesture, it makes our colleagues feel cared for and catered to. 

 

Woman Holding A Coffee Working In The Office

Which Office Coffee Trends Should I Be Aware Of?

Providing a jar of instant granules isn’t enough! Coffee in the workplace is best served from an expert vending machine. It should be great-tasting, led by one of the all-important trends mapped out for your colleagues in 2023. 

 

Dual Milk, Without Contamination 

Dual milk vending machines from the likes of Franke already exist. However, this office coffee trend is expected to gain even more traction in the year ahead! 

As 16 million of us choose to drink vegan milk over dairy, dual milk vending machines provide an excellent solution for businesses with staff members who prefer alternative options. Typically fit with two separate liquid milk components, these machines are customisable and contamination free. And, with customer demand growing by the second, they’re no longer few and far between. 

As veganism continues to break records in the UK, our office coffee experts predict that manufacturers who don’t offer dual milk machines will soon catch up; perhaps with even more advanced functionality than those already on the market. 

 

Decaf Coffee Options 

In 2018, more than one million adults switched to decaf! And the trend hasn’t slowed. Packed with many of the same substances found in regular coffee, decaf options can significantly reduce acid reflux, improve sleep and help to detox the body. But still, most office coffee options tend to be caffeinated. 

As the availability of high-quality decaf coffee is expected to become just as important as the caffeinated kind, it’s time to prepare for an uptake unlike any we’ve seen before.

 

Sustainable Beans & Machines 

Considered by 72% of UK consumers in their purchasing decisions, sustainability is fast becoming one of the biggest factors for business! But increased coffee production, as we know, can destroy our planet.

As a growing demand for the drink has led to a 60% increase in production, coffee farming can result in deforestation, the overexploitation of natural resources and even humans. But, with the rise of ‘Fair Trade’. ‘Organic’ and ‘Rainforest Alliance’ certifications, we can make sure that our office coffee beans are sourced sustainability. 

At Oasis Coffee & Vending, we even produce our own blend of sustainable ‘Bambuco Beans’ that are great-tasting and kind to our planet.

 

Cold Brew Office Coffee 

In 2021, Starbucks reported that more people were drinking iced and cold brew beverages than ever before! So, shouldn’t coffee in the workplace follow suit?

Manufacturers like Franke and Coffetek are already paving the way in cold brew options – utilising cold milk to cool and dispense espresso. However, our coffee experts predict that they won’t be the only manufacturers to do so for long. 

As technology advances, machines may incorporate more advanced cold brew processes. And with Summer on the horizon, there’s no such time as the present. 




 

Do you want to find out more about the office coffee trends we expect to see in 2023? Our specialist team of vending experts are on hand to answer your questions, and find your perfect workplace vending solution! 

With almost 50 years of experience, you can always rely on Oasis Coffee & Vending.

March 22, 2023

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