“I think it makes sense anytime you have a cup of coffee, you are generally in a more calm state, in a receptive state,” said Sean Scott, the co-owner of Subculture Coffee.
The study says people also judged others to be more generous and caring if they held a warm cup of coffee.
“It’s more of a comfort thing,” said Scott. “No one drinks an iced tea when they are snuggling up or an iced coffee, you just don’t do it,” said Scott.
Scott said he expects his employees to now start handing him cups of coffee when asking for a raise.