Fancy your latte or flat white from a source that produces less waste and is better for the environment?
Our Fonterra Brands New Zealand (FBNZ) team is kicking off an exciting trial which will see baristas making the same great coffee, but with a more sustainable pour, using ‘Anchor café milk taps’.
FBNZ Director for Marketing, Mike Boness says: “The Anchor café milk tap is connected to a recyclable 10 litre bladder, filled with milk, which replaces five 2-litre standard milk bottles and results in 65% less plastic.”
“Cafés and coffee shops will also benefit because the milk tap measures the precise amount of milk into coffee cups, which means less waste and ultimately reduces their costs,” says Mike.
Anchor will be trialling 10 milk taps across the country and taking feedback from customers.
The first trial café is Emporio Coffee located in Wellington, the coffee capital of New Zealand.
Eric Heycoop, Emporio Coffee Owner, says he’s excited about the taps as more people are wanting to know that their food and drink is being served more sustainably.
“Because there is less waste and spillage with every pour from the taps, it means less cost for us and increased productivity and time savings for the baristas making coffee.”
“From our perspective it also enhances the whole café experience because it gives us more time to connect with our customers,” says Eric.
Mike Boness says, “the Open Innovation Team from FRDC in Palmerston North has conducted an evaluation of the available tap systems. The MilkIt system (supplied out of Israel) was recommended as the best fit for Anchor proceeding to trial in cafés.”
Josh Williams, FBNZ Business Development Manager and Eric Heycoop, Emporio Coffee Owner.