Regular users of the Dhaba café in Arts C will notice a significant change when they return to the University after Christmas.
During the closure the Dhaba will be introducing new beverage equipment to the café, allowing it to serve a greatly improved range of hot beverages including fresh filter coffee and 'bean to cup' cappuccino, espresso and latte.
More significantly, the coffee on offer will all be from a certified 'fair trade' source, in this case Tchibo Coffee International.
Philip Booker, the University Catering Services Manager, said "We first trialled fair trade coffee unsuccessfully four years ago. We have been keen to re-introduce it and we believe the time is right. The product is much improved and much more affordable, although it still carries a small premium."
If the launch is successful, Phil will be looking at extending the use of fair trade coffee to certain other areas on campus.
Fair trade chocolate and other products are already available in the new Brighton and Sussex Medical School café, Doctor's Orders, opened by the University Catering Service in September.