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New Survey: 89% of Office Workers Say a Good Cup of Coffee Can Make Entire Workday Better

Keurig and Career Expert Nicole Williams Team up to put Spotlight on Office Coffee Breaks

WATERBURY, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a recent survey office workers say coffee plays an important part in success in the workplace. Coffee was identified as key in securing some of offices' best business deals, networking, and important to office workers being their best. In fact, coffee drinkers are more likely to identify themselves as "professionally successful" than their non-coffee drinking counterparts.

Keurig offers a simple solution to offices who want to up their coffee-game - in addition to a full  ...

Keurig offers a simple solution to offices who want to up their coffee-game - in addition to a full line of commercial single-cup brewers, Keurig also offers the revolutionary Bolt system which brews a pot of coffee in under two minutes with the simplicity of Keurig single cup systems are renowned for. (Photo: Business Wire)

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR) has released the "Coffee Break Survey", conducted by Harris Poll in December 2014 among 843 office workers which reveals that good coffee in the workplace has a variety of surprising social and professional benefits.

For many office workers (89%), a good cup of coffee can make their entire workday better. Without their daily cup of coffee, coffee drinkers can feel a range of negative emotions— exhausted (36%), irritable (35%), unproductive (30%), disorganized (20%), or forgetful (14%). The majority (85%) also say having coffee with a client or colleague can be a great way to build relationships. And while the majority of coffee drinkers (84%) agree having good coffee in the office is an important perk, over half (52%) wish their company would get better quality coffee for their office.

"Coffee brings people together and is a great way to connect with co-workers. Having good coffee in an office is an easy way to keep employees happy and as this recent Keurig survey shows, it can also contribute to productivity and success," said Nicole Williams, Career Expert and Founder of WORKS.

A coffee break can bring individuals together — 1 in 5 office workers (19%) say their colleagues do their best brainstorming or collaborating around the office coffee machine. Additionally, office workers say they like to visit the office coffee machine to catch up with co-workers (37%); interact with their boss in a more casual way (16%); brainstorm or collaborate with others on a project (13%); or spark their own creativity (9%).

Keurig offers a simple solution to offices who want to up their coffee-game - in addition to a full line of commercial single-cup brewers, Keurig also offers the revolutionary Bolt® system which brews a pot of coffee in under two minutes with the simplicity of Keurig single cup systems are renowned for. For more information on Bolt®, visit Keurig.com/BOLT.

About Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. The company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. Keurig supports local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world. For more information visit: www.KeurigGreenMountain.com. To purchase Keurig® products visit: www.Keurig.com or www.Keurig.ca.

Keurig routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, www.KeurigGreenMountain.com, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the company's automatic, individuals can receive news directly from Keurig as it is released.

About Keurig® BOLT®

The Keurig® Bolt® Carafe Brewing System is a commercial-grade system that can brew 64 oz. of coffee in about two minutes (vs. four minutes or more for other commercial (120V) coffee brewers). Bolt® uses convenient Bolt® packs - individual sealed packs that keep coffee fresh. Bolt® packs are recyclable and are pre-measured for the perfect carafe of coffee every time. Simply place the pack into the brewer, press the "Brew" button, and in about two minutes, enjoy a 64 oz. pot of coffee.

About the Survey

The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., December 15 - 18, 2014, among:

  • 843 U.S. adults ages 18+ who are currently employed and spend most of their time working in a traditional office setting ("office workers"); including,
  • 505 office workers who typically drink 1+ cup of coffee each day ("coffee drinkers").

This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. Complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, is available by contacting Amy Doyle, Amy.Doyle@Keurig.com.

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Media Contact:
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Amy Doyle, 802-882-2295
Public Relations
amy.doyle@keurig.com

Source: Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

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