Founded in London by Italian brothers, Sergio and Bruno Costa.


The first Costa coffee shop opens in London.


Costa sets up the Costa Foundation – a registered charity that improves the lives of coffee-growing communities.


Costa acquires Coffee Nation and launches Costa Express.


First International Express market.


Costa Express launches Marlow, the most innovative self-serve coffee bar in the market.


Marlow machine wins ‘best in show’ at NRF.


Costa Express reaches over 5,000 machines worldwide.


Costa is named the UK’s Favourite Coffee Shop for its sixth consecutive year.

Great coffee is great for business

  • Costa Express is the quickest and easiest way to ensure your customers enjoy a delicious, quality cup of Costa Coffee every time.
  • Our innovative touch screen machines use fresh milk and freshly ground Mocha Italia beans to make sure you’ll always enjoy great Costa taste.
  • Our intelligent self-serve coffee bars report problems via 3G telemetry for hassle-free diagnosis and resolution.
  • Our easy to use touchscreen coffee bars serve barista-style coffee and deliver an authentic coffee shop experience.
  • 9 out of 10 coffee lovers would recommend Costa as their coffee of choice.