Most companies do not realize how crucial gourmet coffee is to the breakroom. A phenomenon known as the Starbucks Effect takes place on a daily basis at workplaces around the country. When a company has employees scheduled for a 15 minute break, and the employees leave to buy a coffee of quality (e.g. Starbucks, Caribou, Peet’s etc.), they spend over 30 minutes pursuing better coffee. An example of the effect is as follows:
- An average employee earning $40,000 per year
- Where a company employs 50 employees
- Company will lose a total of 102 work days per year at a cost of $15,625 per year for employees who venture out to find better coffee options during their 15-20 minute break
The example company is losing a large amount of money just from employees' breaks! Luckily, there is a quick and simple fix to this epidemic. If the company were to install an in-house gourmet coffee brewer, it would take advantage of all the time and money it had previously lost, and, in turn, greatly boost productivity. Learn more here about how your workplace can get a huge morale and productivity increase!