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‘Best branded coffee shop chain in Europe’

Costa Coffee wins ‘best branded coffee shop chain in Europe’ for third consecutive year 

Costa Coffee, the second largest coffee shop chain in the world, added to their accolades by winning ‘Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in Europe’ and ‘Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in Southern Europe’ at the Allegra European Coffee Awards 2013.

Held in Paris last night as part of the Allegra European Coffee Symposium, the awards recognised companies and individuals who have made the most outstanding contributions within the European coffee shop and food-to-go markets.

The success didn’t stop there as Costa Coffee also won ‘Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland’, adding to past consecutive wins in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Andy Marshall, Managing Director of Costa Coffee International Franchise commented “These awards are a testament to our passion for coffee, our people and our continuous work to bring an unbeatable coffee experience to customers across the world.

“This fantastic achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the support and dedication we receive from our partners and Baristas, and it means a great deal having been voted for by our customers and industry peers.”

Costa Coffee now has over 2,700 stores across 30 countries, including over 1,600 stores in the UK and over 300 in Europe.  Costa continues to grow in to new markets covering operations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, India, China and South East Asia.

For further information, please contact:

Kate Manning, PR and Digital Manager, Costa Coffee International Franchise

07825 403677

Notes to editors

Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee was founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971 and now represents the second largest international coffee shop operator.

At present the company operates across 30 countries and has more than 2,700 stores globally, covering operations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, India, China and South East Asia.

Costa Coffee has been voted “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for four years running (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013), “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in Europe” for three years running (2011, 2012, 2013) and also Winner of “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in Southern Europe” in 2013.

Just 1% of the world’s production of coffee is good enough for us to choose from. Only the very best 100% RFA certified coffee available can go into creating the unique taste and aroma of our Mocha Italia blend.

Costa Coffee is committed to looking after our coffee-growers. That's why Costa established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Foundation's aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, we have funded the building of 42 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.