In 1971 two brothers, Bruno and Sergio, moved to London. Coming from Italy, they were disappointed with the coffee they tasted. ‘Why are you settling for mediocre?’ they asked. And the Costa dream was born. From tiny beans, great big Mochas grow, and for 10 consecutive years, they have been voted the UK’s favourite coffee shop. Since being bought by The Coca Cola Company in 2019 their global growth mission commenced. They now have over 3,800 stores across 32 countries and over 8,300 Costa Express self-service units.