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The perfect combination: Taking a coffee-break in a beautiful pause area

The perfect combination: Taking a coffee-break in a beautiful pause area “What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.” - Henry Rollins Most working people would agree that they wouldn’t be able to function properly without that all-important first cup of coffee in the morning sometimes. Sometimes this small but important pleasure feels like the only thing that will get us through the day. It may be for this reason that coffee and productivity have become synonymous. Working in an office where there isn’t access to caffeine may be unthinkable to some. This little bean creates a beautiful smell that gives a pick-me-up for both the senses and the spirit, especially on a stressful day. And it may be like that for a reason. Coffee actually has a lot of benefits for employees, which many coffee lovers would be very happy to hear. But apart from a great biscotti, what do we think is the perfect pairing with coffee at the office? Well, the perfect pause area, of course. A pause area is a place where employees can go to escape their desk, rest their hard-working brains for a bit, and reset themselves before they jump back into their work. Staring at a computer screen for hours on end can be demoralising and even counter-productive, so giving them the opportunity to take a mental break is crucial. This is why a pause area is important and needs to be an informal space where employees feel welcome to sit, relax, sip on coffee, eat lunch, and get to know their colleagues. A couple of benefits you get from a cuppa One of the benefits we have all probably heard about is that coffee helps to keep you alert. It is the perfect beverage to give you a boost when you need it and improve productivity when that deadline is looming. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) actually did a study in 2010 that showed that employees who participated in coffee breaks together showed an overall improvement in their productivity. If you are a coffee drinker at the office, the chances are that you might also be more social, which can be tied to increased productivity. Coffee can also assist with reducing sleep-deprived stress. Some studies have also linked coffee with being more creative. So, when someone tells you to get your creative juices flowing, this is the perfect excuse to get the kettle boiling. If all these benefits weren’t reason...