Latte, Cappuccino, Flavored Coffee, Espresso, or a Frappe, the bond between coffee and work has always been strong. The Coffee lovers would agree that it helps them start their day, push through the day, or work into the wee hours.
David Crookes, in a great piece for the British Independent, “Thirsty Work: The coffee shop as office,” makes the connection between Coffe and Work and Work and Coffee.
“It has long been the staple drink for employees in offices, leading to rather wired workers but ones with alert brains ready to tackle the tasks of the day. Ever since American chair manufacturer Barcalounger became the first company to allow employees a coffee break in 1902, such a breather has grown to become an integral part of the working day on both sides of the pond.”
Now a Japanese coffee-lover Ryoko Iwata has created a handy infographic which shows how people take their coffee according to their industry. The Study was based on a 2011 Dunkin’ Donuts survey of 4,700 workers’ coffee drinking habits.
The company found that scientists/lab technicians need coffee the most at work, followed by marketing/public relations professionals and education administrators.
The other data revealed in the finding stated that, hotel workers, attorneys and judges are most likely prefer black coffee. Human resources professionals and personal caretakers are most likely to have it with cream and sugar, while editors/writers; government professionals and teachers are most likely to add flavor to their coffee.
Writers and coffee
Coffee has always been associated with writers. Crookes in his book suggests that writers like J.K. Rowling, Marina Fiorato, Ernest Hemingway, Henrik Ibsen, and Malcolm Gladwell are drawn to cafes and coffee shops to do their work.
The late Stieg Larsson, author of the wildly popular Millenium trilogy (starting with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has also shown the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist — one of his major characters brewing up a pot of coffee in every scene!
There are also many health benefits attached to coffee, including decreased risk of certain cancers and less susceptibility to depression. Just type “coffee health benefits” into Google and you’ll see!
Take a look at the infographic below: