Use your own cup

In all Utrecht University buildings at De Uithof and in the City Centre you can find about 260 vending machines. Approximately 200 coffee machines and 60 snack and soft drink machines. 

What do the machines contain? 

  • The coffee machines offer different products. The machines in the office settings contain 100% sustainable, certified coffee beans (UTZ). The machines in the busy student settings also contain cheaper, quicker instant coffee. You can also get hot water, chocolate milk and fresh tea from the machines. The last two have the Max Havelaar trademark.
  • In the soft drinks vending machines you will find the well-known soft drinks. 50% of the supply is a more healthy alternative.
  • In the snacks vending machines the regular snacks can be found, e.g. Mars and Bounty. Moreover, more healthy alternatives like popcorn and a healthier bar are also available. You can recognise these alternatives by the green bar below the product.
  • At the luxurious unmanned coffee corners you can buy luxurious coffee from fresh beans, if desired with fresh milk. These corners will be placed at spots where a similar facility already exists and in the hall of the Administration building. 

Various initiatives are taken for sustainability. The machines have a cold water tap point where you can fill your water bottle or glass with chilled and filtered water for free. Also, the reuse of the sustainable paper cups will be stimulated through an attractive design with name and consumption choice and a discount of € 0,05. The cups that are especially designed for the university will be in use in autumn. Read more about sustainability.

Empty or malfunction?
Despite the fact that the machines are regularly serviced and filled, machines may be empty or have a malfunction. Please report this to the FSC Service Desk via (030) 253 95 95 or the FSC Service Request Form, stating the machine number and building/floor. Machines are usually fixed in an hour. 

If you have any complaints about the (items in) the machine, please let us know by filling in the FSC Service Request Form