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Press Release   •   Nov 01, 2013 17:48 GMT



  • For the very first time in the company’s history, Costa will introduce FOUR limited edition festive take-away cups
  • Four special variants to hold Espresso/Cortado, Primo, Medio and Massimo sized beverages
  • Costa’s limited edition beverage and food menu will be available from 7th November 2013 and will remain in all UK stores until 2nd January 2014

Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop, will for the first time in the company’s history, introduce not one, but four very special Christmas-themed take-away cups to its stores this festive season!

The fabulous range of cups will be available in all of Costa’s 1,600 UK stores from 7th November 2013 and will remain in store throughout the festive season.

Each cup design is available in one standard take-away size: Father Christmas (Massimo), Snowman (Medio), Gingerbread man (Primo) and Elf (Espresso/Cortado).

What’s more, from 7th November, customers will get to finally taste the speciality beverage Christmas menu. The menu will include, Gingerbread & Cream Latte, Black Forest Hot Chocolate, White Hot Chocolate & Cream, Salted Caramel & Cream Latte, Honeycomb & Cream Hot Chocolate and Hot Spiced Apple (already in store). This year’s range of indulgent speciality drinks taste great and will wow Costa customers, as each has been designed with its own irresistible topping.

Alongside a range of luxurious drinks on offer, visitors to Costa this Christmas can enjoy a selection of limited edition savoury snacks including a classic Panini filled with Turkey and all the Trimmings. To satisfy a sweet tooth, customers can choose from a range of delicious sweet treats such as a traditional Chocolate Yule Log or a Marshmallow Chocolate Cupcake.

Costa is the place to be for a festive and fun treat this Christmas – not only will customers have to make the difficult choice of which delicious Costa Christmas drink they’d like to try first, but they’ll also have a tough decision on their hands as they select their favourite Costa cup character! Bring on the battle of the cups!

You can join the conversation by using #CostaChristmas on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Log on for competitions and promotions throughout the Costa Christmas season.

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.