Crikey, listen to this, according to researches, the whoosh of espresso machines, the hum of milk steaming and caffeinated chatter typical of coffee shops creates just the right level of background noise to stimulate creativity and help people concentrate. So no wonder there are so many of us (including me) working away in our favourite cafés all squeezed like sardines yet so fulfilled in our creativity.
Now, here's some even better news, a website called Coffitivity was inspired by a recent study and came up with a free coffee shop soundtrack that you can listen to or just have it on in the background while working from home or the office. I’ve been using it for the past two weeks and I’m telling you, it’s so wonderfully addictive! You should try it - here is the link.
Do you ever work from cafés?
P.S: Dr. Mehta says that moderate levels of distractions can actually help us think outside the box and solve our tasks quicker and more accurately. Genius!
P.P.S. And here is a fun coffee trick you might like and NYC coffee break.
(via Salon and The New York Times. Photos via 16 House, Batixa and Modern Hepburn)