National Coffee Break Day
National Cheese Lovers Day
National Butter-crunch Day
Enjoyed morning, noon or night
Coffee break with treats
The coffee break is a routine gathering for a snack and short respite for employees in business and industry sectors. The coffee break allows employees time to step away from their work to recharge over a cup of coffee.
While coffee has been enjoyed worldwide for hundreds and hundreds of years, all things considered the concept of the “coffee break” is a relatively new development.
The coffee break allegedly originated in the late 19th century in Stoughton, Wisconsin, with the wives of Norwegian immigrants. During the WW-II era, the war-effort factories gave the workers a brief rest and a jolt of caffeine. By the mid-1950s, thanks to a clever advertising campaign by the Pan American Coffee Bureau, 70-80% of American workers were taking a coffee break – both factory and office workers. General Eisenhower used the coffee break idea for “Operation Coffee Cup” during his presidential campaign to meet with voters, which continued to spread the social trend of the coffee break.
These days a coffee break is considered a welcome pause from the workday. The break offers the workers an opportunity to relax, interact, recharge their energy and spirits — resulting in employees being more productive and motivated. Snacks are commonly paired and enjoyed during such breaks!
To assist you in the snack department for your coffee break — check out these scrumptious single serving recipes from Chocolate-Covered Katie:
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