Costa was founded by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971 in Lambeth, London. This was where the first cup of Costa Coffee was served. So while a lot may have changed since that first cup was savoured, the coffee certainly hasn’t. Costa still slow-roast their beans in exactly the same way, and even in the same roasters, as 43 years ago.
Costa Coffee is now the second largest international coffee shop, currently operating more than 2,800 stores across UK, EMEI and Asia with the U.A.E alone home to more than 100 stores.
Hand-making a cup of coffee is an art. It takes time and skill to perfect. That's why every single barista, in every single Costa store is professionally trained in the art of coffee by our experts.
Some people would call our pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee an obsession, we call it true Italian passion.
Fresh and delicious - our range of pastries, cakes, sandwiches and salads make Costa the perfect coffee break experience.