If your staff are anything like me, then they’ll need that caffeine kick before they start work in the morning. Often getting to work on time can be such a rush; coffee and breakfast come a measly last, and at 9am every morning, you’ll find an office filled with very dopy, half asleep and agitated employees. Give them their fix! Ensuring that you’re cupboards are always kept in supply of decent coffee will mean that you can be sure that your staff will always start the day well. Happy staff means better productivity.
I’m serious, a morning of work without coffee, you may as well put me down; I’d be no good to anyone! Probably a little alarming how dependant so many of us are to the big C, but it must be seen as your duty as an employer to provide it! It needs to be considered as much an essential as paper and ink cartridges; do not let your stocks run dry!
Coffee provides a caffeine and often sugar surge for your staff whilst even boosting their moral, making them feel valued. If you can get all this from one cup of coffee, then it’s well worth every penny.
Here at Office 365, we have an abundance of different coffee brands such as Cafe Direct, Clipper, Douwe Egberts, Fairtrade, Kneco, Lyons, Maxwell House, Nescafe, Nestle and Twinings. One of our favourites here at The Office 365 office, is Nescafe not just because they’re variety of different coffees have always put s smile on our faces, but because of what they stand for as a company. Nescafe’s passion for purity has been with them ever since they began nurturing and capturing their special beans over 70 years ago.
The beautiful white flowers of a coffee bean plant are similar to jasmine and nod gently in the breeze. In time, these blooms turn into green, then scarlet berries and inside each vibrant red fruit, lay two precious coffee beans. To bring their customers 100% pure coffee, Nescafe work in perfect harmony with nature. They capture coffee at its brightest to give you the 100% Nescafe taste that their customers so obviously love.
Take their Nescafe Original Coffee Granules for instance. Always a popular choice in the home and office, the original Nescafe coffee never fails to please.
- Instant coffee granules of consistent high quality and smooth flavour
- A careful blend of three types of the finest coffee beans to capture a great tasting coffee with a rich, smooth, full flavour to get you going for the day
- 500g Tin
- Just £24.50 INC VAT!
The Green Bit
At Nescafe, they aim to bring their customers quality products that are produced in a more sustainable manner, from bean to cup. In fact Nescafe is the only one brand within the Nestlé family where quality goes well beyond the product itself. Their commitment to great tasting and trusted products has and always will be tied to their respect for the environment and the people they work with, including the farmers who supply them, their employees, their consumers and the communities where they operate.
Coffee is regarded by Ethiopians not just as a drink, but as medicine and food. About 85% of the population earns their livelihood from agriculture, with almost 2000 square miles dedicated to growing coffee. In Ethiopia, 500 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, in the Gedeo Zone of Kochere Woreda, lies the village of Hama. For the roughly 6000 households in that region, the most important crop is coffee, or more specifically Yirgacheffe Arabica. The region is known as one of the finest coffee-producing areas in the world, and Yirgacheffe Arabica is recognised as one of the best coffee beans in existence. Despite this, local farmers were still facing problems of shrinking production and growing debt.
If farmers could not make a profit, there would be no point in their continuing to grow coffee. In the past some farmers ran out of cash before their next coffee crop was ready to sell. This meant they either stopped tending to their coffee plantations, or resorted to borrowing money against the proceeds of their crop of the following year, leaving them in even greater debt. To help farmers get through the off-season during the first three years of the project, Nescafe introduced a second payment for their coffee.
Previously, coffee beans were stripped of their pulp in the region using very old-fashioned equipment. This required vast amounts of water, but it also meant that the stripped pulp – a potentially valuable source of compost – was not only wasted, but it actually became a source of toxic pollution in the rivers. The decision was made to import modern pulping machinery from South America – a first in Ethiopia. While the old traditional machines used up to 50 or 60 litres of water for every kilo of dry parchment coffee, the new ones could do the same job with only two or three litres. Not only that, but with improved techniques the pulp from the washing station could be turned into useful compost for farms. At the same time, a dedicated full-time agronomist was able to initiate farmers in better, more efficient and more environmentally-friendly agricultural practices. Nestlé also hired an engineer to install the new machines and train local people in their use. The washing equipment has proven so successful that others have been ordered by a cooperatives union, with Nestlé providing technical assistance for their installation.