Behind the beans

Costa coffee loved by people all over the world.
It started with a dream held by two brothers.

Our story

London, born and blended since 1971

London, born and blended since 1971

We've over 45 years' experience of crafting the finest quality coffee. From revolutionary methods and commitment to quality to unforgettable successes that have made Costa Coffee the Nation's Favourite* coffee shop, our story is as unique as our coffee.
But first, let's start with how every good story should. At the very beginning.
The Costa Coffee story began back in 1971 when Sergio and Bruno arrived in London with a burning desire to make great tasting coffee a part of everyday life.
Setting up a small roastery in Fenchurch Street, they committed to crafting the finest quality coffee. It was here the Costa brothers blind-tested 112 variations of coffee before they tasted one good enough to be our signature blend. The exact recipe remains a secret and remains our signature blend across the world today.

Moving on up

Moving on up

In 1978, as demand for their coffee grew, so too did their premises, moving to South London where the brothers transformed a huge plot of grassland into a brand-new roastery.
The new site was located on Old Paradise Street, Lambeth, where the Costa Coffee roastery remained until 2017.
From here, Sergio and Bruno produced and distributed their signature blend to some of the most esteemed establishments in the city.

From strength to strength

From strength to strength

In 1981, the brothers opened their first Costa Coffee shop in Vauxhall Bridge Road.
It was in this innovative shop that the brothers became the first coffee providers in London to serve Espresso and crafted Cappuccino in porcelain cups so that customers could experience coffee at its best.
Soon shops started opening up across prestigious locations in London, becoming destinations for fashionable Londoners.

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The Roastery

The new home of Costa Coffee

The new home of Costa Coffee

Fast forward nearly forty years, as Costa Coffee continued to expand across London, the UK and eventually the globe, we needed to find another new home to accommodate demand once again.
In early 2017, after two years of construction, we opened our doors to a brand-new state-of-the-art roastery in Basildon, Essex.
Our roastery is one of the biggest roasteries in Europe and allows us to produce 45,000 tonnes of coffee a year, quadrupling our coffee roasting capacity compared to our previous home in Lambeth.
Not just content with being the biggest, our roastery is also one of the most sustainable buildings in the world and we responsibly source all our raw coffee beans from 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, where they are then ready to be transported to Tilbury Docks, Essex, located just 14 miles away from the Costa Coffee Roastery!

Our menu

Our Signature Blend

Our Signature Blend

Our iconic Signature Blend is the perfect combination and balance of delicate Arabica and strong Robusta beans, precisely slow roasted for a minimum of 18 minutes to ensure the beans keep their hearty flavour, rich aroma, and smooth taste.

Mild Coffee

Mild Coffee

A mild black coffee

A milder version of the Costa Original Blend that's both light and aromatic.

※Allergic substance (Costa Store) : No

Original Blend Coffee

Original Blend Coffee

Costa Original Blend is softened with hot water.

A full-bodied Americano with a rich, nutty aroma made from Espresso extracted from our carefully slow roasted Costa Original Blend.

※Allergic substance (Costa Store) : No

Espresso

Espresso

The espresso with its rich aroma.

Our rich and aromatic Espresso is extracted from carefully slow roasted COSTA signature blend beans. Enjoy pure coffee in a concentrated shot of deep flavour.

※Allergic substance (Costa Store) : No

Cortado

Cortado

Our signature Espresso with beautifully textured milk

A short but intense cup of rich Espresso with a little pour of textured milk.

※Allergic substance (Costa Store) : Milk

Café Latte

Café Latte

A milky Espresso based drink with steamed milk for a creamy flavour.

Our intense Espresso with plenty of steamed milk, topped off with smooth foam for a mellow cup with the sweet taste of milk.

※Allergic substance (Costa Store) : Milk

Flat White

Flat White

A rich velvety coffee with textured milk.

A superb combination of our intense Espresso layered with velvety textured milk. Enjoy the perfect balance of the milk's sweetness and the toasty flavour of coffee in this European favourite.

※Allergic substance (Costa Store) : Milk

Service area

The current service area is Tokyo metro.
We plan to expand the supporting area sequentially.

Flow up to installation of Costa Coffee machine

  • Please make inquires by filling the required items in the form.
  • Our Sales rep will provide detailed explanations and coordinate deployment menu and installation schedule etc.
  • After confirming the installation environment, we will design specific menu.
  • Ready for service right after the installation. Enjoy delicious coffee.

Frequently Asked Questions Q&A

  • Q
    About how much does it cost to install?
    A
    Equipment is to be loaned for free. No installation or maintenance costs will incur whatsoever.
  • Q
    What kinds of menu items are available?
    A
    Depending on the type of Costa coffee machine, up to 15 flavors can be sold.
  • Q
    Is there a place where I can drink Costa coffee?
    A
    Costa coffee is currently being offered at a pop up store in Ginza Loft and at a kitchen car in Tokyo.
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