I have long believed that we are not getting a reasonable discount for coffee at UCL cafes. So I decided to collect the data and test this hypothesis.
In this study, I investigated the price of a standard small cappuccino at several college and non-college cafes around the UCL campus.
A small cappuccino turned out to be cheaper at any UCL café compared to any non-UCL café I looked at.
I was both happy and disappointed to learn that I was wrong. UCL Cafes offer discounts of up to £1.25, or half the price of the expensive Tap café on Tottenham Court Road.
Non-UCL cafes are in red; UCL cafes are in green. The colour scheme is not biased to induce fear: In China, red means prosperity, and you’d have to be feeling prosperous to caffeinate at any of the red bars.
The prices are not bad, given that Print Room, George Farha and Gordon’s Café offer decent ambience- better than the environment of your average Costa, where posters of Italy fail to fool anyone.
In fairness, Tap at Tottenham Court Road offers very good coffee and was voted one of London’s best by The London Coffee Guide: Decent coffee resource, but the membership process (free, but required) is like a UCAS application, and includes an invasive survey of your coffee habits. www.londoncoffeeguide.com
I have never had a Sacred. Any good? @abbakesh