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Why Coworking Spaces in SF are Putting in Coffee Bars

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 11:00:00 AM by Ryan Ring

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Let’s face it, we’ve all been to a coffee bar to setup shop for the day, and we’ve all received the long, hard stares of staff just waiting for us to leave.

 

Coffee bars and working spaces are the perfect pairing. This is why coworking spaces in SF are putting in coffee bars, because they improve workflow and the community.

 

Expanding the Community

Coworking spaces are all about community. In fact, most people that occupy these spaces are trying to get out of the house and socialize with other like-minded people. It’s difficult for the freelance developer to spend the whole day coding while never seeing another face.

 

Coworkers may bump into each other while grabbing a cup of coffee and talk about their day where they would normally not have talked because they were at opposite ends of the coworking space.

 

You also aren’t required to keep buying coffee every hour like many coffee shops are now implementing. Free Wi-Fi for freelancers is even being implemented in some coffee bars.

 

Coffee Fuels Creativity

Entrepreneurs are often fueled by coffee. When working day and night trying to finish a project for your first major client, coffee becomes one of the four food groups – it’s essential to stay awake. Not only does coffee give you an extra boost of energy, it has been shown to:

  • Increase focus
  • Increase awareness

 

Aside from its enticing aroma, coffee actually helps keep you awake, focused and able to perform tasks with less errors involved.

 

Coffee bars are being integrated into coworking spaces in SF to help workers break free from restricting coffee shop policies and boost the space’s community. It’s more than just a convenience, it’s also a great way to expand the social aspect of coworking.

 

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