1971: Two brothers, one dream.

Our journey started in 1971, with two Italian brothers who had a dream to bring slow-roasted artisanal coffee to London. Roasting small batches of their unique blend, their family business soon grew, and the first Costa Coffee boutique opened its doors 10 years later. That same signature blend, Mocha Italia, is just as irresistible today.

We've been serving irresistible coffee since 1971.

That's a lot of cappuccinos!

45 years of innovation

We have a rich history of innovating the coffee market.
Here are some of the key milestones.

1971

Founded in London by Italian brothers, Sergio and Bruno Costa.

1978

The first Costa coffee shop opens in London.

2011

Costa acquires Coffee Nation and launches Costa Express.

2012

First International Express Market (Poland)

2013

Costa Express launches Marlow, the most innovative self-serve coffee bar in the market

2016

Costa is named the UK’s Favourite Coffee Shop for its sixth consecutive year.

Great coffee is great for business

Caring from crop to cup

At Costa we care about the communities we serve and the world we live in.

We constantly strive to reduce our impact on the environment. We think carefully about the materials we use, choose clever machinery and our recyclable paper cups are some of the most eco-friendly in the world. From 100% Rainforest Alliance certified beans to the Costa Foundation, created to look after coffee-growing communities; it’s all about caring, from crop to cup.

Environmentally Friendly

We're constantly striving to reduce our impact on the environment. Wherever we can we recycle, use sustainable materials, technologically smart machinery and renewable energy. Our paper cups are some of the most eco-friendly in the world.

Rainforest Alliance

All of our coffee is 100% Rainforest Alliance certified(TM), bringing healthcare, education and sustainable crops to our farmers, workers and their families ensuring their land is taken care of in the best possible way.

Costa Foundation

The Costa Foundation provides coffee-growing farmers and their communities with long-term support, particularly with access to education. To date we have built schools and improved educational facilities in many countries from Colombia to Vietnam.

Your coffee doesn't just taste good. It does good too.

Every cup you buy helps educate a child in one of our coffee-growing communities.
Thank you for your support.