- 3,080 locations
- £ 736m annual turnover
Costa is the nation's favourite coffee shop and the largest and fastest growing coffee shop chain in the UK.
We’ve always believed that quality coffee, served in the right way; on the right occasion is more than just a drink. It’s a feeling. An experience. We focus our collective passion and expertise on creating a combination of authentic, crafted tastes, convenience and community spirit. It’s a combination made to leave customers smiling, whether they’re meeting friends at their local Costa or picking up a Caffè Latte from a Costa Express machine.
In 1995, Costa was acquired by Whitbread – one of the UK’s leading hospitality businesses, ranked 12th in The Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in 2015 and also home to brands including Premier Inn, Beefeater Grill, Table Table and Brewers Fayre. Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit to put people and customers first and embrace innovation has stood for 250 years, and perfectly matches Costa’s approach and ambition. Together we have grown Costa in the UK and overseas, making everyday experiences special for millions of customers and careers truly memorable for everyone who works for us.