Costa Crafted™

Exceptional quality starts at the source. From bean to cup we use our extensive experience to bring Costa Crafted quality to everything we do.

Crafted to perfection

Fun Fact: Only 5% of the world’s coffee beans are good enough for our Mocha Italia signature blend whole bean and ground coffee. Once selected, our precise slow roasting methods ensure every single cup has the same never-bitter, rich flavor, pleasing aroma, and smooth taste you've come to expect from our coffee.

Costa Crafted -
Be a Barista at Home

Barista-quality coffee, handcrafted by you at home. We've created some brew guides and recipes that you can create in your own kitchen.

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Est. London 1971

Photo of one of the Costa brothers and 4 of their team, in front and on top of one of the Costa Coffee White London Taxi Cabs, that used to deliver beans to the hotels.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 50 years later Costa Coffee is beloved throughout England and considered the country's favorite coffee brand.

Creating an iconic coffee blend

Black and White photo of a London Street sign for  Old Paradise Street, in SE11 London.  One of the original Costa Coffee Roastery Locations.Upon arriving in London, the Costa brothers set up a small roastery on Fenchurch Street, where 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.

In 1978, as demand for their coffee grew, they moved to their iconic roastery on Old Paradise Street and sold their coffee beans to prestigious hotels in London, such as The Ritz, delivered in style by famous London black cabs.

The shop across the pond

Black and White photo of the outside of the original costa coffee shop on the Vauxhall Bridge Road in London.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!