History of Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee, founded in London in 1971 by brothers Bruno and Sergio Costa as a wholesale operation supplying roasted coffee to caterers and specialist Italian coffee shops, expanded into retail in 1978 with their first store in Vauxhall, London. Acquired by Whitbread PLC in 1995, Costa rapidly grew into one of the UK's largest coffee shop chains, eventually becoming a global brand with over 3,800 stores in 32 countries. Renowned for its commitment to quality coffee, cozy atmosphere, and innovative menu offerings, Costa Coffee remains a prominent player in the international coffee market.