The head-turning, ear-tickling, taste bud-teasing Costa Express
From our first UK coffee shop in 1971 to the 2,700 stores across the globe we have
Welcome to Costa today, our mission has always been the same: to save the world from mediocre coffee. Every cup of our unique Mocha Italia espresso blend coffee we serve brings us closer in our quest. And now with our groundbreaking Costa Express offer, the world’s first more accessible to consumers consumers throughout the world.
Quality Costa coffee, ingeniously self served
ever self-serve gourmet coffee bar, we hope to make great quality Costa coffee even
Mocha Italia blend espresso coffee, together with all the quintessential coffee shop elements – the smells, sounds and so much more.
Costa Express offers your customers the opportunity to enjoy the finest cup of Costa
Turning an uninspiring coffee into the perfect coffee moment couldn’t be easier. Costa Express really is the simplest and smartest way for your business to offer customers hot chocolate.
great quality coffee, with a wide selection of coffees as well as our delicious tea and
To unite the ultimate in self-serve convenience with the coffee shop experience in one clever package, we went to the world’s leading experts in the fields of design, scent, all five senses and is truly unique to Costa. Read on to discover how Costa Express is revolutionising the self-serve experience.
technology and sound. The result is an industry-leading innovation, which captivates
See it The Costa Express coffee bar is a sight to behold. Sleek lines, black accents and chrome details – its stylish presence will compliment any environment. The design harmonises the elegant look of the automotive world with the curving traits of coffee beans and the ‘S’ of Costa. The deep red and the rich black symbolise our iconic colours and the intensity of our unique Mocha Italia blend espresso coffee. It’s almost impossible to walk by without taking a closer look.
Look by Pininfarina If you want something to look beautiful, there’s house, Pininfarina. Best known for having designed Ferraris, Alfa Romeos and Maseratis
only one place to go – legendary Italian design
over the last 60 years – their unique experience helped to create the Costa Express coffee bar, the supercar of the self-serve coffee bar world.
Smell Touch Taste Features
Hear it When we first dreamt of the Costa Express coffee bar, we knew we wanted to recreate as much of a real coffee shop as possible to bring the whole experience to life. One key piece of that puzzle was the warmth and atmosphere added by ambient sound. So weâ€™ve added audio that cleverly recreates the hustle and bustle of our lively high-street Costa coffee shops, from the burring of a grinder to the tinkle of a spoon against a china cup.
Sound by eMixpro To imitate the sounds of a bustling Costa coffee shop, we went to the experts in online mixing and topping artists like U2, the Rolling Stones and
mastering, eMixpro. Theyâ€™ve worked with chartColdplay. They used their experience and technical know-how to really bring the experience to life itâ€™s ground breaking in its own right.
Smell Touch Taste Features
Smell it As you approach the Costa Express coffee bar, youâ€™ll be greeted by the rich and irresistible aroma of freshly ground Costa Mocha Italia blend espresso coffee, freshly baked goods and hot chocolate. Itâ€™s probably the first thing you notice when you enter a Costa coffee shop, and we wanted to make sure that Costa Express created that same warm welcome.
Scents by Scentys There is a real art to recreating natural scents, whether it is to enhance a setting, associate a scent
with an event or share a fragrance in a new way. Scentys, the fragrance diffusion experts, used a combination of cutting-edge technology and fine fragrance expertise to create a scented ambiance tantalising their senses.
that gently infuses the air around the customer,
Touch Taste Features
Touch it We wanted to make selecting your coffee as fun and engaging as possible. The Costa Express coffee bar features a 27-inch HD touch screen, displaying a rich user interface thatâ€™s designed to give you a fully interactive and intuitive experience from the moment you approach, to the time you take your coffee. So you can get the coffee you want just as easily as in one of our coffee shops.
Touch by Atomhawk A team of interactive specialists, including gaming experts Atomhawk â€“ who worked on Harry Potter and superior technical know-how to mirror the
and Lord of the Rings, used their vast experience ordering process and create something that is truly engaging for you to enjoy and explore.
Smell Touch Taste Features
Taste it Of course, the remarkable design and technology would be nothing if the coffee didnâ€™t have the same delicious, Costa quality taste that we have become known for worldwide. The Costa Express coffee bar freshly grinds the same unique Mocha Italia blend of beans that we use in every store to create the perfect espresso and only uses fresh milk to create a variety of barista quality coffees, from lattes and cappuccinos to espressos and cortados. It even serves delicious hot chocolate and tea.
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Coffee by Costa Our Master Roasters would tell you that there’s Costa coffee. And we’ve ensured that our Costa Express coffee bar replicates and reproduces that
a real art and craft to making the perfect cup of
same authenticity you’ll find in a Costa coffee shop; delivering nothing but a rich, aromatic and delicious quality Costa coffee, every time.
Flavour by Givaudan For those coffee lovers that like a little something extra, we worked with world renowned flavour only the true essence of those flavours in a natural low sugar syrup, but also to offer more of them.
experts Givaudan, to discover a way to capture not
So whether you like a rich velvety caramel or a warming gingerbead just like in a Costa coffee shop,
there’s something for everyone.
Pick the perfect spot for the perfect coffee Our ground breaking Costa Express coffee bar is already in over 3,700 sites across the globe and with such a unique concept, we are sure that this is only set to grow further. Blending innovation, advanced technology and cutting edge design with the know-how to making truly delicious Costa quality coffee, Costa Express can bring a real coffee shop experience to your customers, whatever environments you operate in.
Clever features Want to know even more about some of the features Here are just a few of the best... • Fully modular aerospace inspired design– all of the
that make our Costa Express coffee bar so clever?
components are exchangeable in 2 minutes or less and not a tool in sight!
technology so minimal cleaning for you and a smudge free view for your customers
• High definition touch screen with anti finger print
• Self cleaning drip tray – so you don’t have to • Wave and pay technology, so you and your
• Unique telemetry system - it records data so we know how well it’s performing for you. And if for
customers don’t have to worry about cash
any reason there’s a fault, it’ll tell us in real time so we can take immediate action.
to install. All you need is:
All these great features and it couldn’t be easier
• Space - 1m (W) x 1.15m (D) x 2.28m (H) • Power – standard 13 amp socket • Water supply in • Internet connection And we’ll do the rest, we’ll even install it for you.
• Waste pipe out