According to recent research, drinking coffee before having a conversation with others can help a person focus more and feel better when chatting with the other person.
Vasa Unnava, author of the study, told Psypost.org, “We see coffee served in many meetings but very little research on how coffee can affect group dynamics.”
“Most research on how coffee affects a person,” he added.
So he and other researchers tried conducting an experiment with 134 students who drank coffee, then divided into two groups discussing a particular topic for 15 minutes.
The results of the study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology show participants who drank a cup of coffee before the discussion reported having an easier time focusing on their peers.
“For these people, it seems coffee makes them feel more alert, focus to their thinking on existing topics or tasks and get them to participate more in group assignments,” Unnava said.
So drinking coffee can help do the job well. “So, if you’re a coffee drinker, it seems like coffee helps you do better in group work,” he explained.