As the colder weather starts to creep in and more people turn to a hot beverage to warm themselves up, staff at leading Bedfordshire homebuilder, Barratt Homes North Thames, have revealed how to make the best brew.
A new survey of Barratt Site Managers confirmed that a good brew is an important part of the day, whatever the weather. However, coffee is now the preferred beverage of builders, with 52% of staff who took part in the survey choosing it to start the day. Only 2% of respondents opted for a fruit tea as their cuppa of choice.
They also revealed their top advice for making the best brew, which is when making tea to add the hot water first (69%), and a resounding 40% said they prefer a stronger brew.
When it comes to what biscuit to have with the tea or coffee, the traditional choices of Chocolate Hobnob and Chocolate Digestives were the runaway favourites, with a whopping 57% of respondents choosing either of them.
Some Site Managers went for a healthier choice, with 10% choosing to skip the biscuits when drinking their daily brew.
Simon Francis, Managing Director for Barratt Homes North Thames, said:
“As a nation known for loving tea, we knew it would be interesting to find out more on our builders’ hot drink habits in the county and we thought who better to ask than our very own Site Managers?
“This light-hearted survey surprisingly reveals coffee as the favoured option among our site teams – something which we didn’t expect.”