Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder® Survey Reveals Role of Coffee During the WorkDDay

By Ali Aceto, PR & Social Media Specialist

This Sunday, September 29, is National Coffee Day, a day when we celebrate our love of coffee which plays an important (and sometimes necessary!) role in our daily lives, and especially in the workplace. In honor of the holiday, for the fourth year in a row, Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder®, the global leader in human capital solutions, partnered for a survey to learn more about coffee consumption in the workplace.                                                                                               

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Through a survey of 3,684 U.S. workers, we learned some interesting statistics about people’s coffee consumption traits during the workday. 55 percent of U.S. workers drink at least one cup of coffee each workday. This year’s survey results also revealed that coffee-drinking varies by U.S. region. 61 percent of workers in the Northeast drink at least one cup per day, followed closely by the West at 60 percent. The South was next with 55 percent, and in the Midwest 54 percent of workers drink at least one cup of joe each workday.

Here are some other fun findings from the survey about the role coffee plays during the workday: 

• Let's drink two! 61 percent of workers who drink coffee drink at least two cups per day. 

• Coffee fuels productivity: One-third of workers (34%) claim they are less productive at work when they don't drink coffee.

• When needing a break, workers choose a cup of joe: 59 percent of workers would rather have a coffee break than a snack break at work.  

• Brewing up some "me" time: Almost two-thirds of workers (65%) prefer to take their workday coffee break alone.

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