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. which in turn is a fully owned subsidiary of Island Hotels Group Holdings plc.
Over the past years, since opening its first store in the departures lounge of Malta’s International Airport, The Coffee Company Malta Ltd. has opened nine more Costa Coffee shops. These include four outlets at Malta International Airport (MIA), an outlet at Bay Street and another in Spinola Bay, both St. Julian’s, at The Point Shopping Mall in Tigné, Sliema, at The Embassy Shopping Complex in Valletta, as well as outlets in Balzan and Marsaxlokk.
Each store offers a vast selection of coffees 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, Winston Zahra, then CEO of IHGH, confirmed that a decision was taken by IHGH 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.
Coffee Company Spain S.L. opened their first store in November 2014 and now, with a fully-fledged team in Spain and under the direction of CEO Robert Buttigieg, has a total of 15 outlets across Barcelona, Valencia, Benidorm and Mallorca.
Find out more at: www.costamalta.com