In our quest to anticipate every student need, College Library is pleased to announce that it is participating in a pilot project to install the campus’s first “coffee bubbler” on the 3rd floor of the library. “Patron surveys have consistently revealed that they find it inconvenient to travel all of the way to the first floor to purchase caffeinated beverages from the Open Book Café,” reveals Carrie Kruse, director of College Library. “Now students will be able to simply turn a knob and have steaming, 100% Arabica coffee dispensed from our coffee bubbler.”
The device, installed outside of the WisCEL Center, Room 3250, also gives users the option to add cream if desired. According to Steve Frye, assistant director, “This being the dairy state, a lobbying effort by folks on the west side of campus, ensured that students would have fresh Wisconsin cream available on demand. Until such time as innovators in dairy science genetically cross Holsteins and hazelnuts, however, no flavored cream will be available.”
The coffee bubbler was made possible through funds generated by the UW-Madison Libraries newly instituted revenue stream unveiled on April 1, 2014.