Costa Coffee was founded by two Italian brothers, Sergio and Bruno Costa in London 1971. Their small family business was bought by Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator, in 1995 and has since become the UK’s most successful and fastest-growing coffee business. It is also rapidly establishing itself as a leading global brand as it continues to grow internationally always keeping true to its Italian heritage. The company has built its reputation on the excellence of its coffee and the quality of the food and service it provides.
Costa Coffee were the first coffee shop chain to control the whole coffee making process from start to finish. The company sources, stores, blends, roasts, grinds and pours all its own coffee having nobody else involved. Just 1% of the world’s production of coffee is good enough for Costa to choose from. Only the very best coffee available can go into creating the unique taste and aroma of the Mocha Italia blend.
With over 40 years in the business, Costa have discovered the finest beans, equipment and techniques to ensure every cup of coffee makes the grade. All beans sourced are sustainably grown from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. The Rainforest Alliance encourages farmers to grow crops and manage ranchlands in a way that looks after the land for the long-term. It also offers social, economic and environmental benefit to farmers, such as access to schools and healthcare.
Costa Coffee Malta
Costa Coffee in Malta is run by The Coffee Company Malta Ltd. which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Buttigieg Holdings Ltd. of which Island Hotels Group owns 50%.
Over the past two and a half years, since opening its first store in the departures lounge of Malta’s International Airport, The Coffee Company Malta Ltd. has opened seven more Costa Coffee shops. These include four outlets at Malta International Airport (MIA), a shop on level -2 of the Point Shopping Mall in Sliema, one in the quaint village of Balzan, a store at the Embassy Shopping Complex in Valletta and one on the first floor of Bay Street in St. Julian’s. Each store offers a vast selection of coffee’s made with Costa’s unique Mocha Italia blend, delicious cakes and bakes as well as a range of savoury items. The outlets are all warmly furnished each having their own style and ambience as well as free Wifi.
Costa Coffee Spain
Early in 2014 the CEO of IHGH, Winston Zahra confirmed that a decision was taken by IHGH and Buttigieg Holdings to submit a tender to run the Costa Coffee Franchise in the East Coast of Spain including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands given their dependency on tourism especially from the UK. The tender was won and the Maltese Franchise Partners were awarded the Franchise in these selected parts of Spain.
Now with two teams in both Malta and Spain, the Coffee Company Spain S.L. opened their first store in Novemeber 2014 and will aim to open 12 stores by end 2015.
Find out more at: www.costamalta.com