Coffee Workers Drink More Coffee at Work, Study Shows

September 25, 2012 10:57 am

steaming cup of morning coffeeBaristas and roasters may need more coffee during their workday than other professionals. This according to a new study commissioned by Dunkin’ Donuts and Career Builder that found that food and beverage service professionals are most in need of coffee at work to maintain productivity.

The study — involving interviews in August and September of more than 4,000 people in a wide variety of professions nationwide — found that 43 percent of coffee-drinking professionals in all fields reported being less productive at work without at least one cup of coffee.

The fields found to most require coffee for enhanced productivity were: Food Preparation/Service Workers, Scientists, Sales Representatives, Marketing/Public Relations Professionals, Nurses (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant), Editors/Writers/Media Workers, Business Executives, Teachers/Instructors (K-12), Engineering Technicians/Support, and IT Managers/Network Administrators.

Of all the coffee-drinking professionals interviewed, 63 percent of workers said they drink two cups or more per workday, while 28 percent reported drinking three cups or more per day.

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