Tuesday 6 November 2012
Costa and Greggs now open @ Blackburn Services
the home of fresh baking, is the leading bakery retailer in the UK. Expert bakers for the last 70 years, we serve delicious, freshly baked, quality food at great value prices to a million customers each day, in over 1,500 shops around the UK.
On a grey day in London in 1971, an incredible thing happened: a cup of Costa coffee was poured for the very first time. Its creators, the brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa, first sold their coffee to a handful of local caterers. Then to some delicatessens. A few years later, they opened their first coffee shop.
Today Costa is the largest and fastest growing coffee shop chain in the UK. So while a lot may have changed since that first cup was savoured, our coffee certainly hasn’t. We still slow-roast our beans in exactly the same way, and even in the same roasters, as Sergio did on that momentous morning 40 years ago. And as long as coffee lovers like it that way, we’ll continue to do so.