Encourage your boss to get a Coffee Machine!

Published 19th February 2024

One of the main reasons why your boss should invest in a coffee machine for your office, is that it can save money and time for both you and your boss. Let’s do some simple math to illustrate this point.

Let’s say that you buy a cup of coffee from a nearby café every day. The average cost of a cup of black coffee in South Africa is about R30. That means that you spend R30 x 5 = R150 per week, or R150 x 4 = R600 per month, or R600 x 12 = R7 200 per year on coffee (at least!). That’s a lot of money that you could have saved or spent on something else.

Now let’s say that your boss invests in a good quality coffee machine for your office, and provides free coffee to you and your colleagues. The average cost of a cup of coffee in the office is about R5. But the opportunity cost far outweighs the coffee expenses.
A coffee machine can save time for both you and your boss. Let’s say that you spend 15 minutes every day to go out and buy a cup of coffee, that means that you spend 15 x 5 = 75 minutes per week, or 75 x 4 = 300 minutes per month, or 300 x 12 = 3 600 minutes per year on coffee excursions. That’s 60 hours per year that you waste on coffee errands, which could be better spent in the office.

Another reason why your boss should invest in a coffee machine for your office is that it can improve productivity and morale. Coffee is not only a tasty drink, but also a powerful stimulant that can enhance your cognitive performance, creativity, and productivity. According to various studies, coffee can improve your alertness, attention, memory, learning, problem-solving, and decision-making.

By having a good quality coffee machine in your office, you can enjoy the benefits of coffee anytime you need or want. You can have a cup of coffee in the morning to start your day, or in the afternoon to overcome the slump, or before a meeting to prepare yourself, or after a meeting to reward yourself. You can also have a cup of coffee with your colleagues to socialize, collaborate, or brainstorm.

You can create a positive and productive work environment, where you and your colleagues can work better, faster, and happier.

The Bottom Line: having a good quality coffee machine in your office can have many benefits for both you and your boss, as well as your company.

Have a chat to your boss, suggest he contact the Miko team to discuss an office coffee solution to suit your company.

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