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Humble coffee losing employers 1.3m hours of productivity

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The humble morning coffee is shaping up as one of Australia’s biggest drags on productivity, with the daily routine collectively losing employers 1.3 million hours in working time each and every day.

Research commissioned by Nespresso found that the average coffee run to the cafe down the road takes 11 minutes out of the working day.

For the nation’s roughly 7.1 million workers, that equates to around 1.3 million hours lost for every coffee trip made.

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However, is this time really a dead loss, or an investment in employee wellbeing?

Apart from the obvious caffeine hit, 81 per cent of the 1,000 adults surveyed said that having coffee with a work colleague actually enhances their conversations and communications at work.

Just over half (57 per cent) said that of the things important to them for a positive working environment, good quality coffee is one of them.

An unlikely downside of our love of coffee, though, comes down to the type of coffee people drink.

The research found that almost one in 10 (8 per cent) of people admit to judging a person by the type of coffee that they drink.

Adam Zuchetti

Adam Zuchetti

Adam Zuchetti is the editor of My Business, and has steered the publication’s editorial direction since early 2016. 

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The two-time Publish Awards finalist has an extensive journalistic career across business, property and finance, including a four-year stint in the UK. Email Adam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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