Trouble brewing – coffee drinkers earn more than tea drinkers, make worse colleagues

by 72point

·         Coffee drinkers, on average, bring home £34,490 a year – £2,160 more than the tea-slurping equivalents;

·         Tea drinkers are also behind in the race for promotions, as coffee drinkers have secured more payrises in the last five years;

·         Tea-fans were generally the nicer bunch – 84% admitted to being a team player, compared to just 74% of coffee-connoisseurs.

Coffee drinkers earn more than tea drinkers – but tea drinkers make better colleagues, a study has revealed. Researchers found employees who rely on coffee to make it through the day are likely to be more argumentative types who are on a knife-edge throughout the day.

By contrast tea drinkers are more likely to confront issues with a fair, laidback approach.

But coffee drinkers on average earn £34,490-a-year, around £2,160 more than the typical tea fan.

Tea lovers are also less likely to be in the running for promotions, with coffee drinkers bagging more pay rises over the last five years.

Despite this, coffee drinkers are more likely to be late in the mornings, the poll by Zip HydroTapfound.

Spokesman Nick Taylor said:

”Most workers need a cup of tea or coffee to get them through the day and most people could instantly define themselves as either a tea or coffee drinker.

”Workers up and down the country will be able to relate to the findings of this poll.

”We all know the coffee fiend who needs their caffeine fix before they start the day or the tea lover who has strict requirements about how their brew is made.”

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The poll also found 84% of tea drinkers claim to be a team player, compared to just 74% of coffee fans.

High level managers are more likely to be coffee drinkers, but the study found tea drinkers were more likely to be ‘the life and soul’.

Only 10% of coffee drinkers claim to be ‘very stressed’, compared to 12% of those who drink tea.

The typical tea or coffee drinker has between three and four hot drinks everyday, but it’s tea lovers that are more likely to combine a brew with a good gossip.

But tea drinkers are also more likely to row with colleagues about whose turn it is to make a round of drinks.

The research found tea drinkers dress in a more casual and cool fashion around the office, whereas coffee fans described their style as funky and edgy.

Those who favour a cup of the old Rosie Lee are more likely to drive in to work, but coffee fans are more likely to hop on the bus or train.

But slack tea drinkers are also more likely to shirk their round.

The average worker makes just one hot beverage for their team in a day and 72% said they need a drink to ‘perk’ them up and stay motivated.

Nick Taylor, Sales Director for Zip Heaters UK said:

”The research shows there is definitely office politics when it comes to doing the tea round.

”We have all been in the situation where we have a heavy work load and are getting hassled by team members to make a big round of tea.

”But it’s pretty harmless if it’s just playful office banter.”


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Earn: £34,490


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