Coffitivity: ambient "coffee shop" sound to plug into for enhanced creativity

"Our team has delivered the vibe of a coffee shop right to your desktop, which means when your workspace just isn't quite cutting it, we've got you covered." Coffitivity promises "Enough noise to work" for those who are wired to experience increased productivity with some ambient noise around them. There's some science behind it. (HT: @SaraMynott)


  1. I’ve been using this for the past week, with music on top, and it’s been excellent. Somehow much more relaxing than music alone.

  2. Great idea, however an actual, single ambient recording of a coffee shop may have been preferable. As it stands – it’s looped, I know it’s looped, I’m now looking out for the loops, and the more I hear the repeated “I shouldn’t!” in the mix, the more irritable I become.

    Perhaps this is best for calmer folk.

  3. You call that a coffee shop?  It sounds like a big gigantic cafeteria filled with 100 people, and an echo.  I demand small intimate coffee shop ambience!

  4. Heh, I just watched the second episode of the show Black Mirror that gets mentioned here and this precisely the sort of Stuff Bing went on about.

  5. As I was listening to Coffitivity, the tab with the “Very bad ways to wake up” video started autoplaying. 

    I thought I had listened too long or something as it turned into the most unpleasant coffee shop ever.

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