Is coffee bringing people back to the office?

Is coffee bringing people back to the office?
In New York, only 12% of visits to coffee shops occur during working hours. (Image: Getty)
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By Julia Hobsbawm I was in New York for in-person work meetings a few weeks ago. While there were the requisite lunches and cocktails at my favourite haunts, one thing stood out: coffee. My working assumption that coffee is an unremarkable and often undrinkable aspect of working life changed when I realised that it’s playing a central role in rebuilding corporate office culture in the new hybrid era.For employees returning to offices on a hybrid basis, on average three days a week, having a coffee with someone is the perfec...

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