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Coffee claims roasted

14 February 2013

NBN Co has dismissed claims about the high cost of coffee on the company's premises.

A single cup of coffee at NBN Co works out at around eight and a half cents per cup per working day per person.

When the cost of the coffee machines and their annual maintenance is added to the equation, the price comes to about 16 cents a cup.

The company was responding to media reports arising from an answer to a Question on Notice from the Senate Estimates Committee.

A detailed, multi-part question sought from NBN Co the cost of coffee, coffee pods, coffee machines and their maintenance, specifics about the type of coffee machines purchased as well as the reason for their purchase.

Coffee and coffee machines have been purchased by NBN Co as an amenity for employees, contractors and visitors in order to aid productivity by reducing the time spent by staff purchasing coffee outside their offices. 

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Andrew Sholl Mobile 0448 805 806 

Notes to Editors

Cost of a regular cup of coffee (long black)  
NBN Co     $0.085
Citta Cafe, Holt Street, Surry Hills$3 - $3.50
Aussie’s Cafe, Parliament House Canberra$3.40

See Question on Notice No.420, Supplementary Estimates Hearings, Broadband, Communications & the Digital Economy Portfolio, October 2012 



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