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Coffee Making Techniques

Most know the process of making a basic cup of coffee; water, filter, grounds, and press a button. Though the quality of the grounds, the proportion of water to coffee, and the quality of the machine all contribute to creating a delicious cup of coffee, the process does not change much. For your corporate coffee systems Chicago, you want a quality coffee maker; something that will get that much use needs to be long lasting and not cause your employees stress. However, you may want to consider additional coffee equipment, such as a French press, an espresso machine, or a cold brew tap. Coffee Equipment Aside from your traditional coffee maker, two of the most common pieces of equipment are the French press and an espresso machine. While a French press won’t be able to make the volume a regular coffee maker can in the same amount of time, this…

Ways to Workwell / July 25, 2017

Facts About the Dangers of Unfiltered Tap Water

Water sources are contaminated many ways. Oil and sewage spills, pesticide runoff, and industrial and household waste are all potential contaminants. You might be surprised to know that even the chemicals used to treat water in municipal treatment plants can also contaminate our drinking water. All this highlights the need for top-notch office water systems in Los Angeles and elsewhere. If you’re not convinced, read on to learn more facts about the dangers of drinking unfiltered tap water. As we mentioned earlier, water treatment chemicals themselves pose a real danger. But don’t take it from us. The EPA says that “disinfectants themselves can react with naturally-occurring materials in the water to form unintended byproducts, which may pose health risks.” At the heart of the issue is this: the water infrastructure in the United States received a “D” grade from the ASCE “Infrastructure Report Card.” According to an EPA publication, “if…

Uncategorized, Ways to Workwell / June 20, 2017

Keeping It Cool

No matter where you live, summer is the hottest season. However, when you live in Los Angeles, the heat can become unbearable. Nothing is worse than coming into work with business clothes on, or even business casual, when it is over 100 degrees out. Fortunately, with Los Angeles coffee vendors such as Workwell, we can actually help relieve the heat exhaustion! Now, “coffee” doesn’t necessarily bring to mind something cold and refreshing, but with the cold brew and iced coffee options available through Workwell, it soon will! Refreshing Options Coffee has come a long way from a simple cup of joe at a diner. With lattes, macchiatos, espresso, and more all becoming mainstream drinks, employees may be searching for something better than just coffee from a regular pot. Through Workwell, we offer a barista to create all sorts of coffee drinks, cold brew on tap, iced coffee, and more! When…

Ways to Workwell / May 18, 2017

Cold Brew Versus Iced Coffee

While Chicago weather may be ever changing around this time, many people have switched over to cold coffee drinks after months of hot coffee. Fortunately, from an iced macchiato to a regular iced coffee, there are plenty of choices for those that like a cold coffee during the warmer months! One trend that has taken the country by storm is cold brew coffee, a much smoother option than traditional iced coffee. If you are looking for Chicago coffee vendors that provide cold brew along with their regular coffee offerings, Workwell is the place to call! The Cold Brew Advantage Have you ever had iced coffee and thought that it tasted bitter? Well, you avoid that taste with cold brew! This is because the coffee is never actually heated, meaning the acids and oils are never released; hence, the bitter taste is omitted from cold brew coffee! Not only is cold…

Ways to Workwell / April 13, 2017

Stock the Office With the Best!

From Chicago to Los Angeles coffee vending services, Workwell is the company to go to when your company is in need of a wholesale coffee vendor. We provide timely service, great products, and years of experience. With a variety of wholesale coffee roasters available through Workwell, you’ll be wondering why you weren’t working with us earlier! Your Options Whether you are simply looking for coffee, or you want tea, a water system, food, and vending services, Workwell is here for your office. We surround ourselves with coffee fanatics so that you can be sure that your company only receives the best. Some of the roasters we work with include Metric, Dark Matter, Colectivo, Peet’s, Starbucks, and Stumptown; and this is the short list! Additionally, you can hire a barista, get a cold brew tap installed, or have a state-of-the-art craft coffee brewing device delivered straight to your door. Your options…

Ways to Workwell / March 7, 2017

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Office

Does your office do anything for Valentine’s Day? While some offices don’t, there are plenty that do a little something for their employees. There are many different things your office can do to celebrate the holiday, from a scavenger hunt to hosting a small party. After November and December, it is a long stretch without another holiday, so it is a good way to incentivize your employees as well! If you aren’t sure what to do in your office for Valentine’s Day, check out these tips! Scavenger Hunt Once your employees get on board, they will have a blast with a Valentine’s Day-themed scavenger hunt. If you have a large enough office, you can set it up in the office; if not, utilize the neighboring parks, restaurants, etc. Break your employees up into teams of two or three-preferably with people they do not necessarily always work with-and give them a…

Ways to Workwell / February 14, 2017

Workplace New Year’s Resolutions

Your goals for 2017 likely run the gamut of your health, personal life, work achievements, and more. When you work for a company, it is important that your New Year’s resolutions are about what you want to achieve there versus what the company wants you to achieve. If you set goals for yourself that you are uninterested in, especially at work, you won’t have the drive to reach them. Work resolutions are great to have, such as the following: Better Yourself Though there are ways to better yourself outside of the workplace, your career is a great way for you to increase your knowledge and your mental health. The first step is making sure that you work someplace that you love. While it may not be exactly where you want to be, if you enjoy your co-workers, are satisfied with the work you are doing, and are happy, you are…

Uncategorized, Ways to Workwell / January 24, 2017

Holiday Party Ideas

Organizing a holiday office party can be difficult, no matter what the budget is. You want to have something fun for everyone, on a date that works for each employee, and also likely need to keep it under a certain amount. If you are not sure what to do for your holiday party, or just need an idea for any upcoming office party, check out these ideas! The Food You can’t have a party without food! A simple but fun idea is to have a holiday potluck, which won’t break the bank for those that want to give out Christmas bonuses or are start-ups. Everyone can sign up for something they want to bring, and you can give your employees the afternoon off to enjoy a long potluck lunch. Other ideas include a cookie swap, or having something catered in the office. If you want to do something fancier, take…

Uncategorized / December 14, 2016

An Office Thanksgiving Celebration

This time of year is a time to give thanks-to your family, friends, and yes, your employees. While many wait until December to start their office holiday celebrations, you can just as easily start now by celebrating Thanksgiving! There are many activities you can do in the office to encourage coworkers and managers alike to show appreciation. By fostering an environment where employees feel appreciated, the company will see increased productivity, a lower turnover rate, and increased morale. Wall of Thanks One simple and cost-effective way to show appreciation in the office is by having a “Wall of Thanks”. Give everyone a stack of Post-Its to use in November and December to write small notes of gratitude to anyone in the office, and they can then post them on the Wall of Thanks. Encourage the entire office to participate, as the thanks can be between anyone who works together, whether…

Ways to Workwell / November 21, 2016

Your Chicago Office Snack Supplier

Every office has different needs when it comes to their breakroom amenities. Fortunately, with Workwell, you can discuss everything from number of employees to the tastes of the office. We are a Chicago office snack supplier, and offer a list of bulk snacks, breakfast pastries, healthy snack options, beverages, and more! If your Chicago office is in need of an amenities overhaul, get started with our team today. Healthy Options We all know how difficult it is to eat healthy, especially in an office. It is fast and easy to go and get a bag of chips or a cookie instead of having healthy options on hand. Through Workwell, you will be able to provide snacks that your employees will both love and reap the healthy benefits from. Items such as kale chips, Kind and Cliff bars, bulk snacks such as almonds and granola, and more, can fill up your…

Ways to Workwell / October 27, 2016