Boost Your Creativity by Working From Coffee Shops In Honor of National Coffee Day

Several news sources reported what we’ve all known but couldn’t explain for years: there’s just something about coffee shops. Turns out, coffee shops are great for getting your creative juices flowing! Here’s why you can boost your creativity by working from coffee shops:

The Hum

You know that coffee shop hum. It’s the equivalent of having HGTV on in the background. It makes you feel comfortable and productive. The coffee shop hum is said to boost your creativity because it’s the perfect amount of noise to help you complete your tasks.

Read the entire article on the New York Times

Boost Your Creativity by Working From Coffee Shops

A Change of Environment

Sometimes you just need to get away. Changing your environment can help boost your creativity when your brain is feeling ‘uneventful’. A coffee shop is a great way to get out of the office and leave those distractive coworkers behind. Plus, it’s a much-needed coffee break. Can you be mad?

Read the entire article on the Fast Company

Boost Your Creativity by Working From Coffee Shops


You might just get some competition from other coffee shop squatters, but that’s actually a good thing! People next to you who appear to be working hard, actually make you work harder too. It’s a great idea to work at a coffee shop that is known for being filled with freelancers, students, and entrepreneurs.

Read the entire article on New Scientist

Coffee shops are officially the total package. Caffeine, adorable interiors, and brain power. How do you like working at coffee shops?


xoxo Emily


  1. coffee shops are just so nice. for me, it’s a space where I can clear my distractions away since at home, there are distractions everywhere! libraries just seem a little too… uptight, you know? the buzz of a coffee shop is just a perfect amount of noise, until all the highschool kids come in and make a ruckus haha.

    becky @ star violet

    1. Yes, exactly! I think that’s why coffee shops are such a great working space. They change your environment from home, and you don’t get like the TV blaring or the dishwasher running. It’s such a nice change. πŸ™‚

    1. I totally get what you’re saying! It’s been hard for me to make there too. It’s even harder if you don’t have one right around the corner from you.

  2. This is so true! I love working at coffee shops. It’s so true that it helps me! Also, I always get bored of being in the same place everyday. So going to different coffee shops always help!

  3. Indeed, there’s something about coffee shops! We often head out to cafes when brainstorming ideas for work. At times, we bring the actual work with us. The change in environment indeed shakes up one’s creative juices. That and having to observe one’s surroundings which can be very dynamic and unique helps a lot.

  4. There are times when I’m also in the mood to work in coffee shops. There’s this one co-working space near my place which I love frequenting because not only is it a co-working space, but they also have coffee shop inside. You get to choose which beans to use on your brewed coffee and how it would be brewed. Plus, most of the people who work there are start-up social entrepreneurs. Very inspiring place to work. πŸ™‚


    1. That’s awesome! I had something similar right by my old job. It was a co-working space with a coffee shop. I think the coffee shop may have closed down though. Such a genius idea though! Great for feeling inspired. πŸ™‚

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