Final Judging Panel Announced For 2014 Costa Book of the Year

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2014 11:14 GMT

• Author Robert Harris to chair • Actress Dame Diana Rigg, BBC Economics Editor Robert Peston and actor Samantha Bond confirmed as final judges • Writers Maggie O’Farrell, Bernardine Evaristo, Jonathan Stroud, Owen Sheers and Wendy Moore complete the panel


Costa named the UK’s Favourite Coffee Shop Brand for Fifth Consecutive Year

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2014 11:29 GMT

• Costa named the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop Brand for 5th year running by leading independent coffee experts Allegra • 50% of an independent consumer panel named the chain as their favourite coffee shop up from 48% in 2013 • Costa named Favourite Coffee Shop Brand in regions across the UK including 51% in Scotland, 46% in Wales and 39% in London


Costa Coffee Wins ‘Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain In Europe’ For Fourth Consecutive Year

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2014 13:45 GMT

Costa Coffee, the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain and part of Whitbread PLC added to their accolades on Tuesday 25th November by winning ‘Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in Europe’ at the Allegra European Coffee Awards 2014.


Costa wins FreeFrom Eating Out Award for its Gluten-Free Product Range

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2014 09:05 GMT

• Costa scoops prize in Coffee House Chain category for its Gluten-Free Product Range • Continues Costa’s success in providing a gluten-free offering to customers with Coeliac disease


Voting Opens For The 2014 Costa Short Story Award!

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2014 15:33 GMT

Voting has opened today for the 2014 Costa Short Story Award, a new Award launched in 2012 for a single short story, run in association with the Costa Book Awards but judged independently of the main five-category system.


Costa Book Awards 2014 Shortlists Announced

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2014 20:39 GMT

• Shortlisted authors (10 male, 10 female) span ages 29 to 70 and include a brain surgeon, a chef, former Mormon and an acclaimed artist • Two books set in World War 1 feature in this the year marking a centenary since its outbreak •Record number of entries to this year’s Awards (640) including the highest-ever number of entries in the Novel Award category


Hounslow barista wows judges with drink innovation to win top speciality drink title at Costa international final

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2014 11:43 BST

Hounslow barista, Kungku Gurung has wowed a panel of judges including Costa’s Master of Coffee Gennaro Pelliccia, TV chef Phil Vickery, and food writer Rose Prince with his brand new drink innovation to win the Speciality Drink title at Costa's Barista of the Year final.


UAE barista named best Costa barista in the world at international final in London

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2014 11:29 BST

A UAE barista was named the best Costa barista in the world on Tuesday (21st October) at the international final event in London.


Judges Announced for 2014 Costa Book Awards

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2014 14:51 BST

640 entries submitted – the highest number ever received in the history of the Awards


Costa create World's first three tiered Raspberry & Almond Bake Wedding Cake!

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2014 20:17 BST

Costa coffee lovers Sarah and Ian had a bespoke Costa wedding cake present at their wedding reception on Saturday 28th June 2014. Having enjoyed one of their first dates in Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop, Ian Coldrake and Sarah Jones from Milton Keynes commissioned a bespoke Raspberry and Almond Bake wedding cake – the world’s first ever three-tiered Costa wedding cake.

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Costa, voted the UK's favourite coffee shop, is the UK’s largest coffee shop chain with over 1,755 stores and 3,000 Costa Express machines. It is also the world’s second largest coffee shop chain in 30 countries worldwide. Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa’s performance goes from strength to strength and the brand has been instrumental in driving innovation in the sector, including the introduction of Flat White and the launch of Costa Express.


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