The iconic British coffee shop chain operates over 2,600+ coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,300+ in 32 international markets. It was founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971 who blind-tested 112 variations of coffee before they tasted one good enough to be their signature blend. They named it ‘Mocha Italia’ and it remains Costa Coffee’s signature blend to this day. The iconic Signature Blend is the perfect combination and balance of delicate Arabica and strong Robusta beans, precisely slow roasted to ensure the beans keep their hearty flavour, rich aroma, and smooth taste. Costa Coffee offers a variety of handcrafted coffee prepared by skillful baristas and a wide variety of food, from croissants and muffins to sandwiches and cakes to accompany the coffee.