Following the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this week, staff at leading Leicestershire homebuilder, David Wilson Homes East Midlands have revealed their hot drink preferences and giving advice on how to make the best cuppa.
In order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the kettle was on at the developer’s head office in Bardon and they raised more than £560 for the cause.
A new survey of David Wilson Site Managers confirmed that a good brew is an important part of the day. However, coffee is now the preferred beverage of builders, with 52% of staff who took part in the survey choosing it to start the day. Only 2% of respondents opted for a fruit tea as their cuppa of choice.
They also revealed their top advice for making the best brew in time for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which is when making tea to add the hot water first (69%), and a resounding 40% said they prefer a stronger brew.
When it comes to what biscuit to have with the tea or coffee, the traditional choices of Chocolate Hobnob and Chocolate Digestives were the runaway favourites, with a whopping 57% of respondents choosing either of them.
Some Site Managers went for a healthier choice, with 10% choosing to skip the biscuits when drinking their daily cuppa.
John Reddington, Managing Director for David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “Our hard-working staff want to do something a little different on their tea break and holding a communal coffee morning was a great way to show our support for the valuable work being done by Macmillan.”
Aileen Stewart, Senior Corporate New Business Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “There are now 2.7 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2040, it will be 5.3 million people, and Macmillan Cancer Support wants to support all of these people to find their best way through from the moment they are diagnosed so that they can live their lives as fully as possible.
“World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is our biggest annual event and sees people coming together in homes, workplaces and community venues all over the UK to enjoy a slice of cake and a cuppa and make a huge difference to people living with cancer. Every penny raised makes a difference and we very much appreciate David Wilson Homes giving their support once again this year. We support people in their homes and communities right across the UK and literally could not do this without the continued support of our fantastic coffee morning hosts.”
For more information about David Wilson Homes developments in Leicestershire, please visit www.dwh.co.uk or call 0844 811 5544.