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Costa Express Installs 6000th Self-Serve Coffee Bar

12 Sep 2016 Brand

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Costa Express, the UK’s leading on-the-go coffee brand, today announces the installation of its 6,000th self-serve coffee bar in Tesco High Wycombe. The milestone puts Costa Express on track to achieve its target of over 8,000 machines by 2020.

Following the £59.5 million acquisition of Coffee Nation in March 2011 and after extensive re-branding and technological developments, Costa Express has grown at an average of 70 new self-serve coffee bars every month.

The strength of the Costa brand combined with the convenience of the self-serve format has proved a winning combination with the machines easily accessed in a variety of locations including forecourts, convenience stores and workplaces.

Using leading technology, Costa Express expertly serves barista-style coffee by combining fresh milk with Costa’s famous freshly ground Mocha Italia blend – the same blend enjoyed in our stores by coffee lovers around the world. The self-serve machine provides customers with an interactive experience that appeals to all five senses: an elegant and sophisticated design, touch screen menu for easy use, the gentle soundtrack of a Costa store, the aroma from freshly made coffee and the taste of Costa’s delicious Mocha Italia blend. 

Murray McGowan, Costa Express Managing Director, comments; ‘Costa Express has enjoyed tremendous growth from 877 machines in 2011 to 6,000 today. We’ve always been confident that we can deliver an unbeatable coffee experience to on-the-go customers by using interactive technology, great Costa Coffee and fresh milk.

‘This 6000thinstall milestone only continues to demonstrate that there is clear appetite for our award-winning coffee brand. We’ve also been able to export the intelligent concept to international markets and are encouraged by the results, signifying the appeal of the brand overseas and potential for further growth.’

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For more information, please contact:

Isabella Highett, Costa International and Costa Express Press Officer
+44 7824 081 791

About Costa Express

Costa Express is the UK’s leading self-serve coffee bar. Since its launch in 2011, it has demonstrated phenomenal growth and today boasts over 6,000 machines, serving over 80 million cups of coffee every year, across nine international markets. This puts Costa Express on track to deliver its target of 8,000 machines by 2020.

Costa Express is part of Costa Coffee, the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain with over 45 years of coffee making expertise. Costa Coffee operates over 3,000 coffee shops across 31 international markets. Just like in stores, Costa Express uses the Costa’s original Mocha Italia recipe roasted in Old Paradise Street, London, with our 100% Rainforest Alliance certified™ coffee remaining at the core of our quality coffee credentials. Our innovative self-serve coffee bars expertly combine high-quality coffee and fresh milk with leading technology, making it the quickest, easiest and most efficient way to ensure coffee lovers enjoy a delicious cup of barista-style Costa Coffee on the go. 

Costa Express is committed to sustainable practice and in June 2016 attained the ISO 14001 International Standard. This standard demonstrates a systematic approach to environment management and a framework by which to implement and respond to changing environmental conditions.

Looking after coffee growers is extremely important to Costa, which is why we established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity with the aim to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 56 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.

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