Coffee supplier Maas has launched a pilot with plant-based milk. Starting this week, you can drink your coffee or chocolate milk with oat toppings at three vending machines on campus. When the new education building MFOII opens, two more vending machines will be added. If the pilot proves a success, more vending machines on campus may be stocked with oat milk instead of cow's milk in the future.
Oat cappuccinos on campus
It was already possible to get a plant-based cappuccino, chocolate milk or latte on campus, for example at the Erasmus Pavilion, Starbucks, SPAR, New Fork and the Vitam coffeecorners in Mandeville and Theil Building. From now on, it is also possible to get plant-based drinks at Maas coffee machines. You can easily recognize the coffee machines with oat milk by their green wrapping. You can find them at the following locations:
- Ground Floor Sanders Building
- Polak Building 2nd and 4th floor
- MFOII 3.25 and 5.01 (can be used starting November 1, 2022)
The oat milk in these coffee machines is 100% plant-based and suitable for people on vegan, lactose-free or gluten-free diets. Kelly Batist of the department of Real Estate & Facilities is excited about this step: "This pilot is in line with EUR's ambitions towards a sustainable campus. It also meets the desire of students and staff to have more plant-based food choices on campus."
More plant based choices
"This pilot is in line with EUR's ambitions towards a sustainable campus. It also meets the desire of students and staff to have more plant-based food choices on campus."
Sustainable and animal-friendly choice
Choosing oat milk instead of cow's milk causes a lower impact on the environment. A University of Oxford study shows that a glass of cow's milk emits three times more CO2 than plant-based variations. It also requires less land and water to produce plant-based milk. Did you know that the coffee and tea in the coffee machines on campus is also very sustainable? It is Fairtrade-certified and supplier Maas is fully committed to the Sustainable Development Goals.