Think carefully how you take your caffeine in the morning – a choice between tea and coffee can determine your salary and popularity at work.
Employees who drink coffee are more likely to be hot-headed, argumentative and live on a knife-edge, researchers found.
But they have bagged more pay rises over the last five years and earn on average £34,490 a year – £2,160 more than tea drinkers.
Those who prefer a cup of Rosie Lee are less likely to be promotion material, but tend to be fair and laid-back at work.
So it seems that tea drinkers are nice people, and coffee drinkers earn lots of money – essentially, as long as you consume hot beverages, you’re in a good place. Which is convenient for the company who paid to get this story into the news:
The poll by Zip HydroTap instant water heaters also found that executives are more likely to prefer coffee, but tea drinkers were ‘the life and soul’ of the office.
Zip spokesman Nick Taylor said: ‘Most workers need a cup of tea or coffee to get them through the day and most people could instantly define themselves as either a tea or coffee drinker.’