Office Coffee A Changing Perception.

 

OR YEARS, OFFICE COFFEE HAS BEEN CONSIDERED A STANDARD BREAKROOM ITEM. WITH A STANDARD SET-UP WHICH INCLUDES A COFFEE MAKER THAT MOST LIKELY PLUMBS INTO THE WATERLINE, A FEW CREAMERS AND SUGARS, AND AT BEST IS PROBABLY NEVER STRONG ENOUGH. HOWEVER, WITH THE INCREASE IN SPECIALITY COFFEE THE DEMAND FOR MORE INNOVATIVE OFFICE COFFEE IS RISING.  “MILLENNIALS ARE AVID COFFEE DRINKERS TOO, PARTICULARLY WITH ESPRESSO-BASED DRINKS. ACCORDING TO ONE STUDY, GOURMET COFFEE BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION AMONG 25-39 YEAR OLDS JUMPED FROM 19% TO 41% BETWEEN 2008 TO 2016″ SAYS WES GAY, WRITER OF, “HOW CREATING A CULTURE AROUND COFFEE CAN BOOST MILLENNIAL ENGAGEMENT AT WORK.” THIS HAS LED SEVERAL OFFICE COFFEE COMPANIES LEARNING TO ADAPT TO A NEW CULTURE FOR THE BREAKROOM. TULSA BASED, JAVA DAVE’S COFFEE WHO HAS BEEN ROASTING COFFEE FOR OVER 35 YEARS IN TULSA AND OVER 50 YEARS IN OKLAHOMA SEES THIS AS A “WIN WIN.” BY ONLY ROASTING ONLY 100% ARABICA BEANS THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN CAPTURING THE GOURMET COFFEE MARKET IN THEIR COFFEE SHOPS AND OFFICE COFFEE SERVICE, BUT NOW THE WHOLE BEAN COFFEE CONCEPT HAS GROWN. WITH COMPANIES CREATING LOUNGE STYLE BREAK ROOMS, OPEN WORK CONCEPTS AND COLLABORATIVE OFFICES A NEW SENSE OF CULTURE HAS RISEN. WHAT USED TO BE THE “STANDARD SET-UP” IS NOW SOMEWHAT OF A COFFEEHOUSE IN THE BREAKROOM. MOST COMPANIES, WOULD FIND IT A LITTLE EXCESSIVE TO HAVE A BARISTA WORKING FULL TIME FOR FREE COFFEE, FORCING COFFEE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURES TO COME UP WITH MACHINES THAT ARE NOT ONLY PRACTICAL BUT PRODUCE AN AWESOME CUP OF COFFEE. 
JAVA DAVE’S HAS EMBRACED THIS NEW AGE IDEA, WHILE STILL PRODUCING A “STANDARD SET-UP” THEY HAVE OPENED THE DOORS TO NEW EQUIPMENT. EQUIPMENT SUCH AS DE JONG DUKE’S VIRTU, HAS ALLOWED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEIR SPECIALITY GOURMET COFFEE TO FLOURISH OUT SIDE OF THE COFFEE SHOPS. THE VIRTU ALLOWS FOR 3 HOPPERS OF COFFEE, TWO IN WHICH CAN GRIND COFFEE AND ONE FOR PRE-GROUND COFFEE, ITS ALSO FEATURES THREE ADDITIONAL HOPPERS FOR POWERED ITEMS LIKE HOT CHOCOLATE, FRENCH VANILLA AND CREAMER. THE VIRTU CLAIMS TO MAKE OVER 30 OPTIONS OF COFFEE BASED DRINKS RANGING FROM A STANDARD CUP OF COFFEE OR HOT CHOCOLATE TO CAPPUCCINOS AND MOCHAS. ALLOWING CUSTOMERS THE CHOICE OF SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEES SUCH AS COSTA RICAN FOR A REGULAR CUP OF COFFEE OR A DARK FRENCH ROAST FOR AN ESPRESSO WITH A SHOT OF CREAMER. BUT HOW ABOUT FOR THOSE THAT LIKE FLAVORED COFFEE OR EVEN TEA? WELL THERE IS STILL THE OPTION, SINGLE SERVE COFFEES HAS BECOME A STAPLE IN MANY OFFICES. A SINGLE SERVE MACHINE OR A KEURIG ARE NOW PLACED IN BREAKROOMS AS AN ADDITIONAL OPTIONS. COMPANIES ARE NOW PACKAGING THEIR MOST POPULAR COFFEES AND TEAS IN SINGLE SERVES. JAVA DAVE’S IS OFFERING ALMOST 30 VARIETIES OF PRODUCT.
BESIDES THE FACT THAT COFFEE BRINGS WORKERS TOGETHER, THEBENEFITSGUIDE.COM STATES THAT COFFEE ALSO HAS HEALTH BENEFITS IN THE WORK PLACE. THEY LIST REASONS SUCH AS, RELIEVES STRESS, PROTECTS AGAINST DISEASE, BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY AND ENERGY, AND CAFFEINE TOLERANCE. WHETHER YOUR GOAL IS TO TRANSFORM THE BREAKROOM TO A NEW AGE WORKSPACE OR TO JUST HAVE A GOOD CUP OF COFFEE AT THE OFFICE BE SURE TO CONTACT US FOR A FREE QUOTE TODAY!

Water coolers, not just for gossip.

Water Stations and Important Facts of Water

There has always been the stereotype of the water cooler being a place where employees go to gossip and waste valuable company time. On the contrary, there are many benefits to providing water for employees. The standard amount of water a person should be drinking daily is 64 fl. oz., and this number increases depending on one’s physical activity level. It has been proven through numerous studies that avoiding dehydration improves mood, health, and productivity among employees. To specify, hydration does not mean sugary beverages such as soda and energy drinks. It means clean, pure water. In fact, water coolers use less energy to run compared to drink vending machines.

Dehydration is a common factor when it comes to feelings such as sluggishness, headaches, irritability, and hunger. It is a common misconception that one isn’t dehydrated if they aren’t thirsty. Thirst is an early stage of dehydration and can often be exacerbated when one consumes caffeinated beverages throughout the day. Caffeine being a diuretic, it leads to even further dehydration.

The summer is a time when it is especially important for workers to recognize the need for proper hydration, whether or not they physically feel thirsty. This holds even more importance when employees are working outside or in non- air conditioned spaces. According to OSHA standards, employers must provide potable water to their employees within 100 yards of wherever they may be working. Potable, meaning the water provided “meets the standards for drinking purposes of the State or local authority having jurisdiction.” Keep these facts in mind no matter if one is working in an office or on a construction site. Consuming an adequate amount of water will keep employees sharper and more productive. Cheers!

Published By I&O Medical Centers August 2016

 

Go Bottlesless and Avoid the Scam

Go Bottleless and Avoid the Scam

Advertisements for bottled water have led us to believe that the water from the sink is deadly poisonous and tastes like feet.  Maybe that is an exaggeration but based on the advertisements, we are told that bottled water is cleaner than tap and therefore healthier.  The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) did a four year test and found that not only were some bottles not cleaner than normal tap but also contained harmful substances.  The bottle itself may even be harmful.

Smart Water’s advertisement has a celebrity spokesperson, Jennifer Aniston, and the message is that we are “smart” consumers if we choose this kind of water.  Also it helps that a toned, half-naked Jennifer Aniston is getting our attention.  How smart is bottled water?

Based on the NRDC testing some bottled water companies are skating by the weak federal limits but not adhering for the state standards of bottled water testing.  The federal government regulates our drinking water from the tap more than bottled water companies.

The good news is that the tested bottles did not contain E. Coli, an extremely harmful bacteria.  Most bottles were comparable to tap water, not necessarily better.  However, the testing was expensive and bottles could not be tested extensively.  Only 1,000 bottles were tested.

Eight percent of the bottles from California contained a small level of arsenic, a known poison and carcinogen.  One sample contained chloroform and another had elevated nitrates.  Both could cause cancer.  At least three of the bottles had high contamination.

The chart below also shows the possibility of bacteria growing the longer a bottle is sitting in storage.  The bottle itself may lead to sickness.

Bottled Water Chart

Those who are elderly, sick or children are safer to drink boiled tap water.  Why not try a home filtration system or a Bottleless Water Cooler?  You can take out chlorine, lead and other contaminants and enjoy water in a glass.

Sited from NaturalChoiceWater.com

Healthy alternatives in the office.

With spring and summer approaching we tend to  crave more cold beverages, and yes, as Americans,we tend to not always grab the healthiest thing.  Here are a few alternatives that will hopefully help you make right choice and  forget the vending machine. We think you will like them and you will save money. Hey  you can’t complain about that!

ion-cooler-promo  One idea is to have a water machine like the ION  system that offers filtered water, as well as, a carbonated alternative. This tank less water machine is a great alternative to bottled water and even bottled sparkling water that slowly adds up in cost. But don’t worry, we do not expect anyone to drink fizzy plain carbonated water plain. Try sprucing up your water with lemon, or other fruit. You can even try one of the over 90+ flavors that Torani Syrups makes allowing you to make your own Italian Soda.  Torani offers a variety of sugar-free options made with Splenda.

Iced tea, did you know that iced tea has some great health benefits. According to Livestrong.com iced tea is a great replacement for sugary drinks such as soda or even fruit juices. Tea in general whether black or green is high is anti-oxidants. Plus, how can we forget, that tea has the wonderful mind boosting caffeine to help keep us alert!   We like to recommend making tea in your coffee maker (using a different brew funnel of course) so you get the best extraction then diluting it with water to taste.

cup And of course, how could we forget coffee.Iced coffee doesn’t always have to be bad for you . Especially if   you feel that you need that extra jolt of caffeine. Throw a few pieces of ice in your favorite regular or flavored coffee with a pinch or skim milk and your favorite sugar package or sugar alternative and your afternoon pick me up will surely kick in.

Arctic Falls would be more than happy to help your office with any of these beverage alternatives. Please feel free to contact us for more information

Take a closer look at where that bottled water is really from..

I preach all the time the inconvenience of 5 gallon bottled waters, but what about the fact that your small bottled water is really just filtered tap water that is insanely over priced? Recently I came across this video from Business Insider showing which companies use tap v spring water.
http://www.businessinsider.com/animated-map-bottled-water-springs-dasani-aquafina-2016-10
In reality most filtered water systems cost probably less than per day than that bottled water that you are grabbing out of your office vending machine or from the local gas station-give us a call to find out about how we can offer you unlimited, cold, filtered, water at a low monthly price!

Water Tracker?

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Of course, we all hear how much water to drink daily, but who can keep up with that? Well, thanks to Apple and ITunes there are now an apps that help you log your water in take. So this summer,every time you go to the water cooler, in which we are sure you will probably grab your phone, now you can log onto your app and track your water. Some apps even focus on other beverages such as tea, coffee, wine and more! Have you tried any of these apps? Which one is your favorite? Let us know on our Facebook Page!

Java Dave’s packages 100% recyclable single serve coffees

Tulsa based Java Dave’s produces single serve coffees

Tulsa, Ok, March 1, 2016  privately held Java Dave’s Corporation a regional roaster has announced the launch of their own single serve coffees. The new single serve coffees will have many positive features such as, being able to brew in any Keurig K-cup brewer except the Keurig 2.0 machines.  Our cups are also the first on the market to be 100% recyclable. The single cup will be made with a Polypropylene 5 (PP5) the lid, filter and cup is recyclable.

K-Cup is a registered trademark of Green Mountain Coffee.  Java Dave’s Coffee has no affiliation with K-Cup.  “We are very excited to be able to produce our own line of Cups” said Mike Tiernan, Director of Licensing for Java Dave’s Coffee.  “The single cup market is growing very fast, and with our new packer we will be able to produce thousands of cups per day of our freshly roasted coffees right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

Java Dave’s will begin with two of their most popular coffees, Donut House and Breakfast Blend. Towards the beginning of this summer, you can look for Snickerdelicious which is one of their most famous flavored coffees to hit the shelves, amongst many others. The single serve coffees, will be available at their corporate retail store at 6239 E. 15th Tulsa.  Java Dave’s Coffee has several independent stores throughout the United States.  Java Dave’s Executive Coffee route service will also offer the new single serve coffees.

Java Dave’s Executive Coffee Service is celebrating their 36th year of locally roasting and operating in Tulsa, Ok. Focusing on bringing coffee to all environments; Java Dave’s has grown, to become not only a coffee shop favorite, but a favorite in office, restaurant and convenient store service.  Java Dave’s has grown their office coffee and water filtration service to a four state region.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ashley Neighbors-Massey at 800-725-7315 or email atAshley@JavaDavesCoffee.com.