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Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

Good Coffee Is Vital to a Happy Workplace

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When employees are asked to do more with less, smart business managers look for creative, affordable ways to keep staff motivated. Now, new survey findings reveal that small perks like good, free coffee can have a major impact in boosting employee morale.

According to a recent national survey, three out of five employed Americans feel more motivated to do their best work when provided with perks in the office. Nearly half said small perks make them feel more valued.

“It’s important for business managers to recognize and reward their staff for their hard work, even if a tight budget only allows for small perks,” said Dr. Bob Nelson, a leading authority on workforce motivation, best-selling author, and co-founder of Recognition Professionals International.

Nelson points to fresh, free gourmet coffee as a commonly desired office perk that has a very high perceived value to employees. A recent national survey conducted on behalf of Keurig, Incorporated, a leader in single-serve brewing systems, showed 37 percent of employees surveyed would prefer free, daily fresh gourmet coffee or tea over a company’s annual holiday party.

Keurig’s Single-Cup Brewing technology makes it easy to reward employees by providing a variety of gourmet beverages for everyone’s tastes, without the waste, mess, and hassle associated with traditional coffeemakers.

A new small business coffee web site,, features the Keurig® Single-Cup Brewing System and a wide variety of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and other beverages in K-Cup® portion packs. Convenient starter kits include a Keurig OfficePRO™ Brewer and the right amount of K-Cups®, condiments, and accessories for offices of different sizes.

Office managers can save time and money by setting up a recurring order through Office EXPRESS, an automatic K-Cup delivery program. A coffee calculator on the web site helps determine how many K-Cups to order, based on the number of people in the office or the number of visitors expected each day. Businesses with busy waiting rooms, such as medical offices, beauty salons and auto garages, find Keurig Single-Cup Brewing to be an easy way to keep clients and customers happy.

The website offers over 100 varieties of K-Cup portion packs, including several new iced coffee and iced tea options. The new Brew Over Ice K-Cups are specially designed to brew directly over ice, so employees can enjoy a cool afternoon treat without leaving the office.