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National Coffee Break Day – January 20, 2023


January 20, 2023


Loni Shaw


Did you know that today, January 20th is National Coffee Break Day?  That’s Right!!  What a fabulous day to take a break and have a delicious cup of coffee on your own for some peace, quiet and contemplation or with friends / co-workers for some nice social interaction.  Both sound like nice “Breaks!”  And what goes perfect with a nice cup of coffee you ask?  Well, Boo-Shaw Bakery Cookies, of course!!  So be sure to grab some coffee and cookies and enjoy the break today!

History of National Coffee Break Day

A coffee break, according to the official definition, is an activity in which a person takes a short break for rest and refreshments. However, the significance of a coffee break has developed over time and has become an important aspect of the workplace.   This is due to the fact that working hours and rules were fairly strict in the 1980s. In the 1880s, Americans would frequently take a break from work and relax with a cup of coffee.

5 Fun Facts About Coffee Breaks

We found 5 fun facts about coffee breaks at National Holidays – It’s always fun to learn new information and share it with friends on this fun day!

1. Coffee Breaks are a German Tradition:  ‘Kaffeeklatsch’ is a German domestic tradition where people gossip around mugs of coffee.

2. Coffee breaks in Sweden are known as ‘pika’ are enjoyed twice a day.

3. Workers feel appreciated: 80% of U.S workers feel valued when provided with a coffee break.

4. The effects of coffee: A study in 2010 found that coffee makes you more alert and helps in making good decisions (we like to hear that one :)).

5. Coffee vending machines: They started being used at offices after World War II.