the whoosh of espresso machines and caffeinated chatter typical of most coffee shops creates just the right level of background noise to stimulate creativity.
Try Coffitivity, a website that provides ambient coffee house sounds to increase creativity.
Coffee shops inspired J.K. Rowling in writing Harry Potter.
Note: silence is required for more focused moments:
The benefits of moderate noise, however, apply only to creative tasks. Projects that require paying close attention to detail, like proofreading a paper or doing your taxes…are performed better in quiet environments.