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How the Hum of a Coffee Shop Can Boost Creativity

For the Full Article see the NYTimes

Pulling up a seat at your favorite coffee shop may be the most efficient way to write a paper or finish a work project. But now a new Web site lets you bring the coffee shop to your cubicle.

The site, called Coffitivity, was inspired by recent research showing that the whoosh of espresso machines and caffeinated chatter typical of most coffee shops creates just the right level of background noise to stimulate creativity. The Web site, which is free, plays an ambient coffee shop soundtrack that, according to researchers, helps people concentrate.

Well, I am using it at Walker Engineering and it will allow me to use my AeroPress and still be in the coffee shop.  Now if they just had a video of random people walking by.