'Tis The Season: Delicious And Useful Coffee-Related Gift Ideas
Coffee and coffee-related gifts are hot items this holiday season. Mugs have always been popular choices (especially when stumped for a gift idea), but these days, people are thinking bigger, subtler and tastier.
Never before has there been such an interest in exploring different kinds of beans, methods and roasts, regardless of the age demographic—the National Coffee Association reports that 25% of Americans over 60 years of age consumed at least one cup of gourmet coffee daily in 2013 (up from 19% the year before), while other studies show that younger consumers are drawn to espresso-based beverages—resulting in a cornucopia of possible gifts for the average coffee drinker.
Ten Ways Coffee Can Help You Get a Promotion
Coffee is inextricably linked to business success—a recent study actually determined that coffee drinkers get paid more than tea drinkers—but how can the career-savvy employee use this all-important beverage to his advantage and gain a promotion?
How Coffee Inspires Gratitude
Everything starts to look better with a hot cup of coffee in your hand—your career, your romantic prospects, your personal health—which is perhaps the best reason to be thankful for how delicious and readily accessible coffee is in today’s society. The “day-brightening” effect of the world’s most popular hot drink is not in your imagination—science and psychology have found that a close relationship exists between coffee and feelings of gratitude.
10 Ways to Be A Better Coffee Shop Customer
If you’re a loyal coffee-goer, you know there are little tricks to master when going to your favorite coffee place. Here are ten easy things customers can do to make the staff at your favorite coffee shop show you the (latte art) love:
Coffee Tricks And Treats—for Halloween
In the world of coffee lovers, Halloween may be the holiday of choice. It falls during the most deliciously chilly part of the year—autumn—when everyone needs a hot cup of something; it uses coffee’s best friend, chocolate, as one of its foundational building blocks; and pumpkin (the official mascot of Halloween), pairs amazingly with coffee.
Ten Ways to Improve Your Office Coffee
As an employer, you know the importance of a productive office environment, and that the little things that can feel like big things—cleanliness, good lighting and windows, and a natural flow to the workspace. And great coffee is at the top of the list.
What's My Roast? How Your Personality Determines Your Flavor Palate
Your favorite coffee roast actually says a lot about you—how much you crave chocolate, whether you’re a beer or wine drinker—even whether you’re a vegetarian.
How Coffee Can Help Move You Up The Career Ladder
Coffee is known the great networking tool. It can sometimes seem as though the entire business world runs on coffee, from the caffeinated buzz in the office breakroom, to the popularity of the “coffee meeting.”
Flavored Cappuccino And How It Can Shape Your Convenience Store Beverage Program
Americans love choice. As Joe Fox remarks in the hit film You’ve Got Mail, the whole purpose of today’s coffee shop, with its myriad of options in flavoring and preparation, is “so people can get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self.” We are what we drink, and many take comfort in just that. Thus, having an array of flavored options at your C-store is always a good investment.