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Costa Coffee Creates a Rainbow Over London with the Launch of Pride Cups

Costa Coffee Creates a Rainbow Over London with the Launch of Pride Cups

Press releases   •   Jul 08, 2019 08:17 BST

The nation’s favourite coffee shop*, Costa Coffee, is flying its true colours with pride as it announces 14 stores along the London Pride March route will stock reusable Pride cups, with 100% of proceeds going to Switchboard, one of the UK’s oldest LGBTQ+ charities. Also returning will be Costa Coffee’s iconic rainbow paper cups, fully recyclable and Instagram-ready.

COSTA COFFEE ANNOUNCES NEW UK&I MANAGING DIRECTOR

COSTA COFFEE ANNOUNCES NEW UK&I MANAGING DIRECTOR

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2019 14:30 BST

Costa Coffee has today announced the appointment of Neil Lake as the new Managing Director of Costa Coffee UK&I.

COSTA COFFEE RELEASES RAINBOW CUPS TO CELEBRATE PRIDE

COSTA COFFEE RELEASES RAINBOW CUPS TO CELEBRATE PRIDE

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 11:44 BST

Pride kicks into gear at Costa Coffee with limited edition cups ahead of national marches

LONDON BARISTA BECOMES BARISTA OF THE YEAR CHAMPION IN PRESTIGIOUS GLOBAL COMPETITION

LONDON BARISTA BECOMES BARISTA OF THE YEAR CHAMPION IN PRESTIGIOUS GLOBAL COMPETITION

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2018 17:35 GMT

Kinga Sobczynska a barista from London was named Costa Coffee’s 2017 Barista of the Year Champion

Costa wins ‘Most Ethical Brand’ at Allegra’s Coffee Symposium

Costa wins ‘Most Ethical Brand’ at Allegra’s Coffee Symposium

Press releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 15:20 GMT

Costa Coffee, the UK’s Favourite Coffee Shop, has been awarded the title of ‘Most Ethical Brand’ in Europe at the annual Allegra Coffee Symposium.

Costa Coffee hosts Reading Week to improve UK literacy levels

Costa Coffee hosts Reading Week to improve UK literacy levels

Press releases   •   Sep 06, 2017 10:13 BST

Costa Coffee stores across the UK are inviting customers to join them in their 2nd annual reading week, taking place from 11th – 17th September 2017.

​Costa Commits to Careers with Nationwide Apprenticeship Recruitment Drive

​Costa Commits to Careers with Nationwide Apprenticeship Recruitment Drive

Press releases   •   Aug 30, 2017 10:57 BST

Costa has launched a major apprentice recruitment drive across the UK, as part of its commitment to offering careers and skill development in hospitality.

Costa Appoints Group HR Director to its Leadership Team

Costa Appoints Group HR Director to its Leadership Team

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 19:26 BST

Costa Coffee, the nation's favourite coffee shop is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Seljeflot as Group HR Director, replacing HR Director Jo Bennett who will be taking retirement at the end of September

COSTA BRINGS RAINBOW COFFEE TO THE UK

COSTA BRINGS RAINBOW COFFEE TO THE UK

Press releases   •   Jun 23, 2016 09:21 BST

Costa has partnered with rainbow coffee Instagram star to serve mesmerising coffees

Popstar and MD reveal what it takes to be a Costa Barista

Popstar and MD reveal what it takes to be a Costa Barista

Press releases   •   Jun 16, 2016 08:39 BST

New YouTube series reveals the first job stories behind the nation’s favourite coffee shop

Research reveals the skills learnt in your first job are the most important  you’ll learn during your career

Research reveals the skills learnt in your first job are the most important you’ll learn during your career

Press releases   •   Jun 16, 2016 08:36 BST

Over a third of people feel that their first job helped them prepare for their future careers

Jason Cotta Appointed Costa New UK MD

Jason Cotta Appointed Costa New UK MD

Press releases   •   May 11, 2016 15:55 BST

Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, today announces the appointment of Jason Cotta as Managing Director, Costa UK & Ireland.

Over 7,000 Costa employees under 25 benefiting from National Living Wage
Costa appoints Corporate Communications Manager
Dumfries barista becomes Barista of the Year Champion in prestigious global competition

Dumfries barista becomes Barista of the Year Champion in prestigious global competition

Press releases   •   Jan 21, 2016 11:22 GMT

Klara Rohel, a Costa barista from St. Ann’s in Dumfries was named Costa’s 2015 Barista of the Year Champion last night at the global final at Tobacco Dock, London.

Costa Managing Director kicks off construction of Basildon roastery

Costa Managing Director kicks off construction of Basildon roastery

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2015 10:42 GMT

‘Paradise Street’ announced as name of the cutting-edge new roastery

COSTA PAY INCREASES AHEAD OF NATIONAL LIVING WAGE

COSTA PAY INCREASES AHEAD OF NATIONAL LIVING WAGE

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 09:48 BST

September 30th 2015: Costa, part of Whitbread Plc, announces that it will increase the pay of its 12,500 baristas from 1st October. From tomorrow Costa baristas will earn a minimum of £7.40 an hour, once they have completed their initial training (baristas who are in training will start on £7.20 an hour). Baristas in London will earn a minimum of £8.20 an hour rising to over £9.

COSTA LOVER AND BARISTA TURNS AWARD-WINNING LATTE ART INTO TATTOO TROPHY

COSTA LOVER AND BARISTA TURNS AWARD-WINNING LATTE ART INTO TATTOO TROPHY

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2015 11:49 BST

A Costa Barista loves her job so much she decided to get the iconic Costa coffee beans tattooed on her arm.

SOLIHULL COSTA CUSTOMER VISITS LOCAL STORE 364 DAYS A YEAR KNOWN BY ALL AS ‘MR COSTA’

SOLIHULL COSTA CUSTOMER VISITS LOCAL STORE 364 DAYS A YEAR KNOWN BY ALL AS ‘MR COSTA’

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2015 11:46 BST

​A man in Solihull has been announced one of Costa’s most loyal customers, visiting his local store for the past 15 years.

A ‘LATTE’ LOVE

A ‘LATTE’ LOVE

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2015 11:42 BST

A team of Costa baristas from the St James Square store on the Isle of Wight have helped two coffee fans tie the knot this month.