Many Southern Colorado businesses are facing a challenge unheard of even five years ago – how to lure employees back to the office after months (and dare we say years?) working from home.
While COVID-19 may have changed how companies manage their business in the short term, reports show that more and more businesses are requiring employees to log traditional office hours for at least part of their work week. How can they motivate employees to embrace the change without resenting the requirement?
Upgrading your office coffee game is one surefire way to entice your workers to ditch the sweatpants and slippers. This month, we have curated a list of eight must-try office coffee recipes that can motivate anyone to get moving in the morning.
Lure Employees Back to the Office with Coffee House Favorites
One of the reasons why some Coloradans are resistant to the idea of returning to the office is because of the many amenities they have at home. And for many, high-quality coffee – brewed how they like it – tops that list. How can businesses combat this trend? By bringing coffee house favorites to the break room.
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Classic Vanilla Latte
Lure employees back to the office with lattes. For instance, the classic vanilla latte is a timeless favorite that never fails to please. Start by making a strong cup of coffee and frothing some milk. Next, add a dash of vanilla syrup to your coffee and top it off with the frothy milk. Sprinkle cocoa powder or cinnamon for an extra touch of flavor. This latte’s creamy texture and sweet aroma will ensure your office cubicles fill up quickly.
Hazelnut lattes, especially with a chocolate croissant, are a tasty way to lure your employees back to the office. Brew a cup of coffee and mix in some hazelnut syrup. Froth some milk and pour it over the coffee. Sprinkle some crushed hazelnuts on top for an added crunch. Rich coffee, sweet hazelnut, and creamy milk are a winning combination for many Coloradans.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
The pumpkin spice latte, or PSL, is an especially popular draw for employees as the fall season rolls around. Rather than sending your staff to Starbucks or Dutch Bros. for their fix, lure employees back to the office by making it available in the break room.
Start with a strong cup of coffee and the add a generous amount of pumpkin spice syrup. Top it off with steamed milk and a dollop of whipped cream. Finally, sprinkle a bit of pumpkin pie spice for that authentic autumn touch. This cozy and comforting latte is the perfect way to embrace the flavors of the season and may be just what is needed to entice your staff back to the office.
A popular coffee house drink is the delicious caramel macchiato. Begin by pouring some caramel sauce into the bottom of a coffee mug. Start byBrew a strong cup of coffee and pour it over the caramel. Top off the cup with steamed milk and a drizzle of caramel sauce. The rich caramel flavor and the robust coffee are a favorite of anyone with a sweet tooth.
While a steaming cup of joe might be enough for some, for others, the promise of iced coffee is the right way to lure employees back to the office. Here are four recipes to satisfy those coffee lovers.
There is nothing quite like a mocha frappuccino on a hot summer day. Blend some ice cubes, milk, instant coffee, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Once mixed to perfection, pour the frappuccino into a glass, add a straw, and add whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings to the top. This icy treat will give employees the caffeine kick they need to keep their focus throughout the day.
Coconut Iced Coffee
Transport your employees to a tropical paradise with a refreshing coconut iced coffee. Begin by letting a strong cup of coffee cool to room temperature, then our the coffee into a glass filled with ice. Add some coconut milk and a sweetener of your choice. Stir well and garnish with a slice of fresh coconut or a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes. This exotic twist on iced coffee will make your staff feel like tuning into Jimmy Buffet to get things done!
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Experience the unique flavors of Vietnam with a Vietnamese iced coffee. Brew strong coffee using Vietnamese coffee grounds (Robusta beans). Pour the coffee over ice, and slowly drizzle in some sweetened condensed milk and stir well. Combining the bold coffee and the sweet, creamy milk will lure employees back to the office.
Cold brew coffee has overtaken the coffee world with its smooth and bold flavor. While various methods exist to make cold brew at the office, the most involve steeping coarsely ground coffee in cold water for around 12 hours. The result is a low-acid, full-bodied coffee concentrate that is enjoyable straight, diluted with water and ice, or mixed with milk and sweetener.
If your staff is loyal to this trend, just knowing they are coming into a delicious pitcher of cold brewed coffee can be enough to lure employees back to the office.
Colorado Pure: Enticing Options for Coffee House Quality in Your Breakroom
There may be other ways to lure employees back to the office, but none are as alluring as the smell and taste of delicious coffee, custom-made to their preferences. From premier office coffee machines with infinite customization options to ice dispensers to top-of-the-line purified water dispensers, Colorado Pure has been supporting Colorado small businesses with high-quality office coffee, tea and break room delivery solutions for over 20 years.
Are you ready to see how upgrading your coffee game can change your office dynamic? Contact us today for your free consultation.