A coffee break during a meeting is not just about coffee and cake. It serves to boost energy levels for the rest of the meeting, and provides an opportunity for networking and sharing experiences. How can participants make the best use of such a break? You should organize it in a creative way!
Standard conferences have lost their appeal. This is why, preferably, meetings these days are tailored to their purpose and the needs of the organizer. Locations are no longer limited to conference rooms, but frequently include spots outside the hotel. In summer, outdoor cafés or coffeehouses with patios are just perfect. Workshops or brainstorming sessions conducted on sun loungers surrounded by greenery evoke positive emotions among participants, contributing to a final, positive opinion of a client organizing the event at a given place. After all, there are different target groups, so the arrangement of tables, chairs, additional items, and the manner of serving snacks during breaks should also be individualized. Themed breaks related to the topic of the meeting or the industry in which the participants work are also becoming more and more popular.
A coffee break, as the name suggests, cannot take place without real coffee. As taste preferences become more sophisticated, care should be taken to use high-quality coffee machines, beans or capsules in order to satisfy the guests. However, man does not live by coffee alone – it is equally important to provide healthy snacks as fuel for the next part of the meeting. Seasonal products filled with nutrients are a great start. There should always be some vegetables, fruit and nuts on the table. Smoothies, cocktails, as well as organic products such as quinoa are increasingly sought after. Try offering natural, home-made pastries for dessert.
Let’s not forget that the manner of serving is also essential. Ordinary tables are now passé. Chefs try to surprise their guests by arranging snacks on ladders, pallets, or by serving them in jars. The purpose of these tricks is not only to present guests of a given event with something out of the ordinary, but also to make them feel comfortable. To be sure, hotels should not be impersonal, but they should stir emotions and stimulate creative thinking.