Taking us for mugs: Get 10p off a cup of coffee but there’s a big catch!
Didn’t the price of food at university cafes go up recently? Or was it our imagination? But here’s the latest news from university management. You’ll all be getting a 10p “discount” on your cup of coffee. But only if you buy one of their cups!
Put another away, Catering Services coffee now costs 10p more than it would otherwise do for those that refuse to buy a university cup.
This is being spun as being sustainable and helping the environment – because these cups are re-usable – but we’ve looked into the small print and discovered that – you can’t bring your own re-usable mug. You must purchase one of their special cups.
Put this another way, all the thousands of other cups on the campus are therefore redundant for these purposes and now, erm, items to be disposed of …!
The sustainability argument is further questioned because these “KeepCups” are apparently made by the Australian KeepCup company.
So what’s it going to cost you for 10p off your favourite hot drink?
How much are these incredible cups?
They are a snip at, err, an eye-watering £6.50!
The cups look like they do the job. But if management are so concerned, they should be providing us with cups for free. So we suggest you avoid the coffee tax, put your money towards buying a thermos and bring your own hot drinks onto campus.
Tell management “no thanks”, you can keep your KeepCups.