Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Garden office vs working in a coffee shop

Research by Broadband Genie shows some interesting figures about how we now hybrid work and also how 'third place' working in coffee shops stacks up against working from home in garden offices and other domestic locations.

According to their figures, one in four people work from a coffee shop at least once a week (Costa is the clear favourite, followed by Starbucks, and Caffè Nero in third place). The most common reasons people give is to be around other people (34%) and that it improves productivity (27%). One in seven say they simply prefer the atmosphere to their office and a similar number that they do so to save money on their energy bill.

But Broadband Genie estimates that the average person spends over £700 a year in coffee shops or, as they also point out, roughly double the typical annual broadband bill...

Alex Tofts, broadband expert at Broadband Genie, said: “Our research shows that many hybrid workers are also now adding their favourite coffee shop into the mix. The change of scenery can be particularly tempting if you’re not a fan of your home set-up, or frustrated by misfiring Wi-Fi. Yet, with the average latte setting you back £3.25, the cost of days in a coffee shop can quickly add up. For those looking to save money, there are many ways to improve your broadband connection that are far cheaper than buying a brew.”


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