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Caffeine in the Office: Which Drink is the Best?

Caffeine and your office space in Phoenix

Chances are that your office space in Phoenix is part of the 80% of Americans who consume some sort of caffeinated drink to get them through the day. On any given morning it’s not uncommon to see sleepy-eyed employees tightly clutching an energy drink, or shuffling to the break room for a second or third cup of coffee. It’s clear that caffeine is an integral part of office culture, but what type of jolt-delivering beverage is optimal for the workplace?


Coffee is the go-to choice across many Phoenix Offices and is actually considered to be one of the healthiest forms of caffeine. Your morning cup-o-joe delivers powerful amounts of disease-fighting antioxidants, while boosting creativity and focus. For optimal performance in the workplace it is recommended you consume about 25-100mg of caffeine every hour. As a rule of thumb, an average 12 ounce cup of coffee contains about 150mg of caffeine; keep in mind that consuming more than 400mg of any caffeine can be harmful to your health.

Energy Drinks

Don’t like coffee? Maybe your Phoenix offices prefer to get their daily fix from energy drinks instead. BuzzFeed conducted a study of a few well-known types of energy drinks to see just how effective they were. Their employees were tested on reaction times and memory, before and after consuming the beverages. These were the results:

Monster: After 20 minutes, the consumers’ reaction time and working memory increased by 12%, however after five hours they scored only 5% more than their initial scores.

Redbull: Testers’ results were much like Monster, however they reported feeling scatter-brained and forgetful hours after consumption.

5-Hour Energy: Test subjects scored 8% better after the initial 20 minutes, and 5% better hours after consumption.

In addition to having mixed results, most energy drinks are known to have adverse and sometimes dangerous side effects including chest pain, irregular heartbeat, insomnia and nervousness, and in extreme cases, cardiac arrest. Most are full of sugar or artificial sweetener that can spike insulin levels and cause a mid-day crash.


So which caffeinated beverage is best for the workplace? Coffee wins by a landslide! In addition to more focused and creative employees, a cup of java’s added health benefits make it the top choice…a more productive workplace and it’s good for you. That’s a win-win!

What’s your office’s favorite caffeinated beverage? Let us know on our LinkedIn page! If you have any questions regarding office space in Phoenix, direct them to Camroad Properties. Don’t forget to check out our blog for more tips and advice on office culture!

WRITTEN BY: Portia Dempsey

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