Aramark Reveals Workplace Office Coffee Habits

Jan. 16, 2013

To celebrate National Coffee Break Day on Jan. 20, ARAMARK Refreshment Services presented the coffee drinking habits in the workplace, among its office coffee service customers.

Aramark analyzed sales information for calendar year 2012, from more than 100,000 workplaces it serves in the U.S., and found that customer employees working in the Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif. and Chicago, Ill. metropolitan areas consumed the most cups of coffee on the job, while those in Miami, Fla.; New York, N.Y. and Las Vegas, Nev. consumed the least.

When it comes to the age old question -- “regular or decaf?” – employees in Houston and Las Vegas need their daily java jolt, consuming the most caffeinated hot beverages on the job (78 percent of hot beverages consumed in the workplaces in these cities are caffeinated), while those working in Boston, Mass. and Philadelphia, Pa. consumed the most decaf (35 percent of hot beverages consumed in the workplace are decaffeinated).

“Office coffee is an integral part of the workplace experience and helps boost employee satisfaction,” said Jonathan Peters, executive vice president, Aramark Refreshment Services, in a prepared statement. “As the leader in refreshment services, we understand what it takes to create customized refreshment programs for our clients, and we take pride in creating great coffee break experiences for their employees.”

Aramark’s analysis of its customer information also uncovered the following ‘fun facts’ about hot beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cappuccino/lattes) consumed in the workplace:

  • Top 5- In an average month, the U.S. cities and surrounding areas that consume the most cups of Aramark-provided office coffee in the workplace are (in descending order):
    1. Houston
    2. Los Angeles
    3. Chicago
    4. Boston
    5. Philadelphia
  • Keep the Caffeine- According to Aramark data, workplaces in these cities consume the most caffeinated hot beverages.
    • Houston and Las Vegas -- 78 percent of hot beverages consumed in the workplace contain caffeine.
    • Seattle and Miami -- 77 percent
    • Los Angeles -- 74 percent
  • Make Mine Decaf- According to Aramark data, workplaces in these cities consume the most decaffeinated hot beverages.
    • Boston and Philadelphia -- 35 percent of hot beverages consumed in the workplace are decaf.
    • Washington DC – 31 percent
    • New York -- 30 percent
  • Java Gets Workers Going- According to Aramark data, coffee is the most popular workplace hot beverage in the following four cities.
    • Boston
    • New York
    • Philadelphia
    • Washington DC
  • Do Me A Flavor- According to Aramark data, the most popular coffee flavors in the workplace, for these three cities, are:
    • Boston -- Hazelnut
    • New York -- French Vanilla
    • Washington, DC -- Hazelnut