5 Things You Need in Your Office Breakroom

By Nicole Tinkham


1. Coffee

Coffee is so important in the office (see just how important here) that it gets its own category. Coffee is more than just a hot beverage, there are actually many different options (the type of roast, packaging, whole bean vs ground, and flavor choices).

• Roast

Light roast: An aromatic coffee with citrus notes. Light roasts tend to be more caffeinated.

Medium roast: A balanced coffee with hints of citrus and fruit.

Dark roast: A bold, bittersweet flavor.

• Packaging

Bags or cans: Bulk coffee is a great choice as it allows your office to brew as much or as little as they like and how they like.

Portion packs: These little packs are premeasured with the perfect amount of coffee, making life just a little easier.

Single serve: Pods and cups provide a fresh cup of coffee every time with no measuring and no mess. These are used with single-serve brewers like the Keurig. To view our single serve pods, click here.

• Whole bean vs ground

Whether you choose whole bean or ground coffee, it’s up to your preference. If you do go with whole beans though, make sure you have a coffee grinder!

• Flavors

You can find coffee in pretty much any flavor, even Banana Bread. Make sure to choose something that everyone in the office will enjoy.


The type of brewer you choose for the office is just as important as the type of coffee you choose (listed above). We have everything from commercial to single cup brewers.

Commercial brewers

These large brewers are essential in large offices. With multiple burners, several pots can be kept ready to serve.

Single burner brewers

For smaller offices, a single burner brewer is perfect.

Single cup brewers

These are the type of brewers that the PapaNicholas coffee cups (mentioned in our coffee blog) are used with. These brewers make one cup of coffee at a time, ideal for small or home offices.


Tea and hot cocoa

2. Food

A morning snack is a great way to start the day and don’t forget the mid-afternoon snack which promotes productivity in the office. Here are just some of the many food options we provide for the break room.


Snack bars


Easy Mac cups
Tuna and chicken salad
Peanut butter



3. Cold Beverages

Water, juices, and Gatorade are a few healthy beverage options perfect for the office. Energy drinks such as Red Bull, Rockstar, and 5-Hour Energy are also available for a little boost on a tiring day. And of course there’s always soda (Pepsi, Sierra Mist, and Mountain Dew) and tea (Brisk, Lipton, etc.).


Water dispensers provide both hot and cold water for the office. Water filters are also available to purify the office drinking water.

4. Dinnerware

Cups, plates, bowls, and utensils are definitely items to stock the breakroom with.

Food storage (aluminum foil, sandwich bags, storage containers)

5. Cleaning

Cleaning and sanitizing supplies are important to have throughout the office. Some items that you should have stocked in the breakroom are as follows.

Dish soap
Disinfectant wipes
Hand soap
Hand sanitizer
Paper towels

The breakroom should provide workers with everything they require to help them have a happy and productive work day which often includes coffee, snacks, drinks, dinnerware and the basic cleaning supplies. By having these items available, Keeton’s makes shopping for the office easy and convenient. If you need any help choosing breakroom supplies for your office, please stop in or give us a call (941-747-2995).

What is the one breakroom item your office can’t live without? We bet it’s coffee!

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