Posted by Ashley Neighbors-Massey on Sep 12th 2017
For years, office coffee has been considered a standard breakroom item. With a standard set-up which includes a coffee maker that most likely plumbs into the waterline, a few creamers and sugars, and at best is probably never strong enough. However, with the increase in speciality coffee the demand for more innovative office coffee is rising. "Millennials are avid coffee drinkers too, particularly with espresso-based drinks. According to one study, gourmet coffee beverage consumption among 25-39 year olds jumped from 19% to 41% between 2008 to 2016" says Wes Gay, writer of, "How Creating a Culture Around Coffee Can Boost Millennial Engagement At Work." This has led several office coffee companies learning to adapt to a new culture for the breakroom. Tulsa based, Java Dave's Coffee who has been roasting coffee for over 35 years in Tulsa and over 50 years in Oklahoma sees this as a "win win." By only roasting only 100% Arabica beans they have already been capturing the gourmet coffee market in their coffee shops and office coffee service, but now the whole bean coffee concept has grown. With companies creating lounge style break rooms, open work concepts and collaborative offices a new sense of culture has risen. What used to be the "standard set-up" is now somewhat of a coffeehouse in the breakroom. Most companies, would find it a little excessive to have a barista working full time for free coffee, forcing coffee equipment manufactures to come up with machines that are not only practical but produce an awesome cup of coffee.
Java Dave's has embraced this new age idea, while still producing a "standard set-up" they have opened the doors to new equipment. Equipment such as de Jong DUKE'S Virtu, has allowed an opportunity for their speciality gourmet coffee to flourish out side of the coffee shops. The Virtu allows for 3 hoppers of coffee, two in which can grind coffee and one for pre-ground coffee, its also features three additional hoppers for powered items like hot chocolate, french vanilla and creamer. The virtu claims to make over 30 options of coffee based drinks ranging from a standard cup of coffee or hot chocolate to cappuccinos and mochas. Allowing customers the choice of single origin coffees such as Costa Rican for a regular cup of coffee or a Dark French Roast for an espresso with a shot of creamer. But how about for those that like flavored coffee or even tea? Well there is still the option, single serve coffees has become a staple in many offices. a single serve machine or a Keurig are now placed in breakrooms as an additional options. Companies such as Java Dave's, are now packaging their most popular coffees and teas in single serves.
Besides the fact that coffee brings workers together, thebenefitsguide.com states that coffee also has health benefits in the work place. They list reasons such as, relieves stress, protects against disease, boosts productivity and energy, and caffeine tolerance. Whether your goal is to transform the breakroom to a new age workspace or to just have a good cup of coffee at the office be sure to contact us for a free quote today!