It might just take one sip of coffee to wake you up in the morning (or a gallon, for some) but even taking a whiff of it has its benefits.
A new looking into the effects of coffee aromas and brain activity has found that the scent of the brew can sharpen performance and productivity.
So if you hate the taste of the stuff, you can now go around sniffing your colleague’s mugs and tell them it’s for work purposes.
And what’s more, it doesn’t have to be caffeinated for the sniffer to receive its benefits.
Researchers from the Stevens School of Business in New Jersey found that after splitting 114 students into two groups – one exposed to smells and one without – the group who smelled the beans performed ‘significantly higher’ in…