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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

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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 to trial its coffee shops within leading department retailer Debenhams

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2014 12:38 BST

Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand, has today announced that it will partner with Debenhams to trial six new concessions across the department store’s UK estate. The first shop will open on June 25th, set within the retailer’s Guildford store.

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COSTA EXPANDS ITS GLUTEN-FREE OFFERING

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2014 15:12 BST

Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop brand, has launched its first ever gluten-free savoury product into stores nationwide – the British Chicken and Basil Salad Wrap.

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RESEARCH REVEALS BRITS ARE DITCHING COSMOS FOR CAPPUCCINOS ON A FIRST DATE

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2014 13:27 GMT

Research reveals that Brits are now ditching Cosmos for Cappuccinos as over a third (36%) would prefer to go to a coffee shop on a first date…

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Costa Short Story Award 2013 - Winners' Identities Revealed

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2014 12:02 GMT

Costa Coffee today announces the identities of the six finalists shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Short Story Award. Remarkably, given that the competition was judged anonymously (ie without the identities of the authors being known) and with over 1400 entries received this year, it can be revealed that two of this year’s final six writers were also shortlisted last year.

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Costa named the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop for its fourth consecutive year

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2014 10:31 GMT

Costa has been named the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop for its fourth consecutive year after industry experts Allegra published their annual Project Cafe13 UK report for 2013.

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Gloomy January be gone as Costa present their brand new range for Jan/Feb

Blog posts   •   Jan 17, 2014 09:53 GMT

The Christmas period has bid us farewell for another year but fear not as Costa have a brand new food selection for you this January along with some all new improved favourites that are sure to tempt your tastebuds. Our new range is available in-store now so why not brush away those Jan/Feb blues with an indulgent coffee treat (go on we’re sure you deserve it!)

 

Breakfast like a King at Costa with our all new and improved breakfast range

Honey Nut Breakfast Loaf (£1.50 takeaway/£1.80 eat in) A brand new addition to our sweet breakfast range – a sweet honey sponge packed with crunchy hazelnuts, a gooey honey filling and topped with more hazelnuts and toasted oats. The perfect way to start the day at Costa!

Bacon Roll (£2.85) Our bacon roll is formed on our signature sourdough roll filled with streaky Beechwood smoked bacon.

*NEW IMPROVED* Free Range Egg and Mushroom Muffin (£2.85) We’ve improved our muffin to make it bigger, fluffier and lighter in texture than ever before! Our customer favourite is filled with creamy chunky egg hollandaise and mushrooms.

*NEW IMPROVED* All Day Breakfast Roll (£3.60) Our All Day Breakfast Roll has had a New Year makeover. We’ve switched the roll to our delicious ciabatta, improved the quality of the sausage and developed the bacon flavour by using smoked Beechwood bacon.

Porridge (£1.85) We have now launched porridge, a long awaited brand new item for our breakfast menu. Our delicious porridge pot can be customised by choosing your own topping of honey, jam, cream or coffee syrup.

 

Our tempting treats for Jan/Feb...

Piri Piri Chicken Panini (£3.95) A tangy and spicy Piri Piri tomato sauce with lemon and thyme, combined with roast British chicken breast, topped with spinach all in our stone-baked sourdough ciabatta. Delicious!

Salted Caramel Muffin (£1.55 takeaway/ £1.85 eat in) A winning combination of sweet caramel with a touch of sea salt – a match made in heaven! Our new muffin consists of a moist caramel sponge with caramel pieces throughout, a gooey salted caramel filling topped with salted caramel sauce and a piece of salted Devonshire fudge.

Pecan Pie Slice (£1.60 takeaway/ £1.90 eat in) A new addition to our tray bake range, we have given the ever popular dessert Pecan Pie an exciting Costa twist. A rich crumbly all-butter shortbread base, topped with a sticky treacle layer and finished off with a generous helping of pecans. The perfect winter treat!

Tiramisu Triple Layer Cake (£2.05 takeaway/ £2.45 eat in) We’re so excited about the launch of this delicious new offering within our large cake range. Three layers of a beautifully moist chocolate and coffee sponge, topped and filled with a coffee cream cheese frosting and finished off with chocolate curls and a dusting of cocoa.

Perry the Penguin Gingerbread (£1.35 takeaway/£1.65 eat in) As the weather turns icy cold we have developed a new gingerbread perfectly suited to the chill as he’s all the way from the Antarctic! All of our gingerbread biscuits are hand-iced and made by a small independent bakery in Cheshire.

 

We have also brought back our Chocolate & Orange Window Cake, our Ultimate Eccles Cake and our gluten-free Belgian Chocolate Brownie for January so what are you waiting for? Escape the chilly weather this winter and join us for an indulgent coffee break that’ll be sure to shake off those winter blues!


Costa present their brand new food range for Jan/Feb 2014.

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ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT TO VOTE FOR THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD!

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2014 15:35 GMT

The public vote for the 2013 Costa Short Story Award will close at midnight on Friday 17th January 2014.

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Rossendale junior football gets first ever team kit from Costa

Press Releases   •   Jan 07, 2014 16:58 GMT

After hearing that Rossendale Valley Junior football club had never had their own kit, and instead had been relying on hand-me-downs, the two Costa stores stepped in to provide the new club kit.

Costa stores in Rossendale and nearby Rawtenstall have also provided the team with a meeting point pre and post match, and regularly give out complimentary ‘Babyccinos’ to the team’s players. After a game, the ‘man of the match’ can also come into either store and claim a free cake and drink.

“When we heard that Rossendale Juniors had never had their own kit, we knew that we wanted to do something to help. We’re hoping that the new kit will lead the under 12s to victory in this year’s league!” said Chris Napier, Retail Development Manager at Costa Coffee.

Costa is the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for three years running (2010, 2011 & November 2012).

Winner of “Best Branded Coffee Chain in Europe” Allegra Strategies 2011 and 2012.

With over 1,600 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,000 overseas, Costa is the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK and the second largest coffee shop operator in the world.  Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa has become the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain and has recently diversified into both the at-home and gourmet self-serve markets.

Costa is committed to looking after coffee-growers. That's why we've established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Costa Foundation's aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 42 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.

Costa stores in Rossendale and Rawtenstall have given a local junior football team a much-needed boost by sponsoring their first ever team kit.

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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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