Our Story

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Our Story

London born and blended since 1971

The Costa Coffee story begins in 1971 when Sergio and Bruno Costa arrived in London from Italy with a passion to sweeten any bitterness 
in life by way of making great tasting, bitter-free coffee a part of everyday life. Now almost 50 years later Costa Coffee is beloved throughout England and considered the country's favorite coffee brand. They started a small roastery in 
the center of London and committed to crafting the finest quality coffee for local coffee shops and restaurants.

Our Story

Creating an iconic
coffee blend

In 1978, as demand for their coffee grew they moved to their iconic roastery on Old Paradise Street. It was here the Costa brothers blind-tested 112 variations of coffee before they tasted one good enough to be our signature blend. Demand for Costa Coffee continued to grow as we sold our coffee beans to prestigious hotels in London, such as The Ritz, delivered in style by famous London black cabs.

Our Story

The shop across

the pond

In 1981, the brothers opened their first Costa Coffee shop in Vauxhall Bridge Road and our reputation for artisan quality coffee increased dramatically. Shops opened across London, Europe and crossed continents into Asia and the Middle East. There are now over 4,000 Costa Coffee shops and 10,000 Smart Cafe machines worldwide. Costa is still consistently voted the UK's favorite coffee shop! And now you can enjoy the iconic, rich blends for the first time here in the U.S.A.

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