Costa, founded by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, is the UK's market leading coffee shop brand. With over 440 stores in the UK and a further 100 stores overseas, Costa has enjoyed a remarkable period of growth since it opened its first store.
Costa's in-store baristas are all coached in the art of coffee making at the company's unique Costa Coffee College. The College is based at its own roastery in Lambeth, London - where Costa's coffee beans are slow roasted using a traditional Italian method to give the smooth distinctive, Costa flavour.
As pioneers of cafe culture in the UK, Costa inspired the creation of popular and convenient concessions stores in locations such as Waterstones and Ottakars bookstores, and BAA outlets. A welcome respite for shoppers to relax, unwind and enjoy a revitalising cup of coffee crafted the Italian way. Costa Coffee