Coffee is a necessity in any office. We need it to jumpstart our day, keep us going through the afternoon drowsiness, and give us that last push to make it to the finish line. Supplying employees with coffee is one of the simple, yet greatly appreciated, ways to let your employees know that they are valued and important.
A recent study revealed that there may be an even greater benefit to supplying employees with their daily jolt. Researchers at Cornell University have determined that coffee reduces healthcare costs.
Any office manager can tell you the staggering hit to the income statement caused by healthcare costs. It is an expense that continues to rise, causing companies to search for creative ways to keep it under control. Maybe coffee can be part of the solution.
While there are other health benefits to drinking coffee, including decreased risk of stroke, cancer, and heart disease, the Cornell University study proved that drinking more than one cup of coffee each day can reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and vision loss. Researchers were surprised to find that regular coffee drinkers lived longer lives with less healthcare expenses than their non-coffee drinking counterparts.
Performing an economic analysis on the research results determined that the annual healthcare savings per coffee drinker is approximately $175. This may not seem like much until you start adding up how many millions of people drink coffee each and every day. The total savings created due to coffee drinking nationwide was estimated at $33.4 billion.
With one more reason to encourage coffee drinking in your office, contact Hav-a-Cup for details on our convenient coffee and break room supply delivery service to keep you employees well-stocked with their favorite morning brew.