30 Jul Keep the Coffee Flowing in Dallas Fort Worth
Coffee continues to energize Dallas Fort Worth individuals even as daily routines have undergone drastic changes. A 2020 survey examining 2019 coffee-related trends in the United States that was released prior to the onset of COVID-19 focused on cold brew, single-serve options, espresso, and gourmet beverages as well as plant-based and non-dairy milks. The also offered multiple insights about who is drinking coffee and how they are enjoying their favorite caffeinated beverages.
The first result to consider, which many Dallas Fort Worth individuals already know, is that Americans love their coffee. With 70 percent of Americans drinking it at least weekly, and, on average, each person consuming just over three cups per day, access to great-tasting coffee is almost non-negotiable. In fact, those between 18 and 24 years old were 40 percent more likely to enjoy it than the same age group in 2015. Millennials, or 25 to 39-year-olds, were almost 25 percent more likely to enjoy a cup of Joe than their respective age group was in 2015.
The frequency and number of coffee drinkers isn’t the only thing that has changed. Americans are adding different and fewer beverages to their coffee. For example, about 20 percent of survey respondents prefer to enjoy it black, four percent opt for nut-based dairy alternatives, and the number of individuals who only add their preferred milk-type beverage increased by a whopping 66 percent. The last statistic highlights the importance of understanding which milks/creamers and non-dairy beverages Dallas Fort Worth employees want to add to their coffee.
As Dallas Fort Worth businesses reopen, employers will need to reassess how to safely deliver break room services and refreshments including office coffee service (OCS). A vital component for a successful break room experience for everyone is open communication between employers and refreshment/OCS providers. Refreshment and OCS providers should actively communicate with employers and employees about the safety policies and procedures they are following. Those procedures might include providing drivers and service technicians with appropriate safety equipment, social distancing policies, and updated sanitation policies.
Continuing to offer a variety of snacks, beverages, and fresh food in addition to OCS not only increases employee productivity but also introduces fewer opportunities for unwanted exposure. Creating multiple smaller coffee stations or break room areas instead of a single larger one encourages employees to spread out instead of congregating in one location. Reassessing your Dallas Fort Worth pre-COVID refreshment menu is also important. Additional offerings might include individually packaged beverages such as ready-to-drink cold brew and coffee tea bags—a tea bag that contains coffee grounds instead of tea and is steeped in water.
Separate from how your Dallas Fort Worth business chooses to move forward, TGL Vending is here to help create a break room experience that fits your organization’s needs today and in the future. We offer a variety of OCS, snack, cold beverage, and fresh food options that will help keep your employees caffeinated, hydrated, and satiated. For more information about our services and policies/procedures, please contact us at 214-477-6195.