The happiness of coffee drinking
Is it true that coffee makes us happier? It’s the first thing on many people’s minds as they wake up to a new day. It’s become an important part of our everyday culture, routine and a huge part of socialising. But what is the science behind coffee and why does it make us feel so good? Here are four reasons why coffee is the ultimate mood booster.
1. Time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Caffeine is an easy way to create a little pep in your step, and can be a lifesaver for tired brains. It stimulates the receptors in your brain that cause drowsiness, and kickstarts the adrenal glands to produce adrenaline. That’s why you feel a little boost in energy after drinking coffee.
2. Caffeine actually improves brain function.
It won’t do your work presentations for you, but caffeine does allow you to be more alert and focused for longer. That adrenaline that woke you up, also opens up your airways and increases oxygen in your bloodstream which affects the brain in many positive ways. Just like breathing techniques have a positive effect on your body after meditation.
3. Happy Days.
Caffeine stimulates the release of dopamine, which is often referred to as the ‘happy hormone’. It’s that euphoric feeling that most people associate with their first cup of coffee. Give us a cup of happiness any day!
4. Coffee brings people together.
Long before coffee machines, somewhere in the 15th century, coffee houses were the place for community. These days, coffee can spark conversations and encourage social interaction amongst peers, but can also be a chance to unwind and have some me time.
That’s why investing in a coffee machine for your work place can have an amazing outcome for staff culture and boosting morale. At Café Direct, we’ve got an amazing range of coffee machines ready to go, plus we do regular machine servicing, and provide freshly roasted beans to match. Get in touch with our friendly team on 0800 836 346 or enquire online about options to suit your workplace.