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Franke the Barista

Winner of CUBO (College & University Business) Awards Award 2020

Frank is our barista-style coffee machine located across Whiteknights campus and London Road campus. Every coffee machine has a range of products including hot chocolates, cappuccinos, flat whites and lattes, including additional syrups on selected machines. Our coffee machines use a special personal brew from Colombia, our coffee beans are grown by Francisco using traditional shade-grow coffee farming, counteracting the effects of global warming. To buy a drink plan and more information visit our Concierge Desk. Clever Cuisine Plan holders receive drinks plans free of charge as per the individual plan benefits.

Partnered with Coca Cola, we have over 9 machines spread across Whiteknights and London road campus’. Using chip technology, you can top up your University of Reading bottle with fills that can be used at any of the 7 locations. New Coke Freestyle machines have 75+ low/no-calorie options, 65+ caffeine-free options and 30+ still options. Weekly, daily and termly packages are available to buy at any Reading Dining locations.

Coke has now rolled out contactless pouring for all machines across campus, simply download the freestyle app, scan a QR code and remotely select and pour your drink minimising contact with the Freestyle machine.


Our Clever Cuisine team are available to help, contact us below.