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An office coffee machine can go a long way in helping us through long hours at work, providing us with a constant supply of our favourite hot drink to sip away at as we focus on completing whatever task or project we’re currently working on. Sometimes, however, the effect and experience of drinking coffee can be enhanced when we allow ourselves a little snack alongside it. Here are our favourite suggestions for what to eat with your coffee.

Added: 25th July 2018

Breakfast Coffee

If you struggle to leave the house without fuelling yourself with caffeine, or head straight to the office coffee machine as soon as you arrive at work, then it’s a good idea to give yourself a breakfast which your coffee compliments well. whilst there’s nothing wrong with drinking a mug of coffee alongside a bowl of cereal, we think a slice or two of toast is the best way to go as you enjoy your morning brew. It’s a classic for a reason; spread with butter and your preference of jam or marmalade and you’ve set yourself up for a great day ahead.

Late Breakfast/ Coffee Break

This applies to two very different types of people; at one end of the spectrum there are those that struggle to drag themselves out of bed and therefore don’t end up eating breakfast until they have already begun the workday, and at the other end are those who rise at the crack of dawn and begin working so early that they need a ‘second breakfast’ to see them through ‘til lunchtime. In both cases, this is the point at which you become extremely thankful that your employer invested in a commercial coffee machine, before heading to the kitchen or digging around in your bag to find a snack. Pastries, muffins and other almost-acceptable-as-breakfast type treats come perfectly into play here.

Afternoon Coffee

This is often the post-lunch slump, when there’s lots to do and the end of the working day seems like a million miles away. At this point, a little sugar wouldn’t go amiss, so it may be time to crack open the biscuit tin, or indulge in a slice of cake or a doughnut. Pay attention to portion size, as eating too much could leave you feeling more tired than you were before, and make sure you’ve got a strong coffee in hand!

Healthy Coffee Time Snacks

For those paying extra attention to calorie intake or trying to lay off sugar, healthy alternatives do exist! If you like nuts, nibbling away at a packet of these could be a great accompaniment to your coffee. If you’re willing to put in a little more effort, you could whip up some homemade granola bars or refrigerator bars, which are often made from dates, nuts and other ingredients blended together, and are usually sugar free.

The key to a great coffee break is, of course, a great coffee, but we’re all for snacks as well. For employers or retailers looking to provide accompaniments alongside your commercial coffee machine, LiquidLine provide a range of consumables too.