The Costa Coffee story begins in 1971 when Sergio and Bruno Costa arrived in London from Parma Italy with a passion to sweeten any bitterness in life by way of making a great tasting, bitter-free coffee a part of everyday life.

1971
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Costa Brothers

As demand for their coffee grew, they moved to their iconic roastery on Old Paradise Street.  It was there the Costa brothers blind-tested 112 variations of coffee before they tasted one good enough to be their signature blend – Mocha Italia.

1978
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Roastery

The brothers opened their first Costa Coffee store in Vauxhall Bridge Road and their reputation for artisan quality coffee grew dramatically. Over the years, more stores opened in London, across Europe and crossed continents to Asia and Middle East.

1981
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First Costa Shop

Costa Coffee open their first International store in Aviation Club, in Dubai.

1999
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Dubai

Costa is launched in Cyprus by Symeonides Coffee Cyprus Ltd. The first 2 iconic stores open in Nicosia and Limassol.

2005
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Costa Nicosia

Costa sets up the Costa Foundation, a registered charity focused on improving the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.

2006
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Costa Foundation 1

Symeonides Coffee Cyprus Ltd opens 3 more Costa Coffee stores, 2 in Nicosia and its first one in Larnaca.

2007
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Costa Coffee Larnaca

Rainforest Alliance Certified farms start supplying Costa Coffee with beans.

 

Another Costa Coffee opens in Nicosia

2008
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Rainforest Alliance

Costa Coffee introduce Flat White

 

Symeonides Coffee Cyprus Ltd open 4 more stores in Protaras, Paphos, Limassol and Nicosia

2010
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Costa Flat White

Costa marks its-40 year anniversary

Symeonides Coffee Cyprus opens its 11th store, in Engomi, Nicosia

2011
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Costa Coffee Engomi

Two more Costa Coffee stores open in Cyprus, in University of Cyprus in Nicosia and in Germasogeia, Limassol

2012
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Costa Coffee Store

Costa was named "Best Branded Coffee Chain in Europe"

2013
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Costa Flat White

In March 2017, Costa opens a new coffee roastery – ‘Paradise Street’ in Basildon, Essex.  At the time it was one of the largest roasting facilities in Europe.

The new facility was built to provide infrastructure for expanding Costa’s coffee powder business worldwide.

2017
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Costa Roastery

Yet another 2 Costa Coffee stores open in Cyprus, this time in the popular Nicosia Mall and in Poseidonos Avenue in Kato Paphos.

2018
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Costa Employees

Another addition to the Costa Coffee Cyprus family, the new Costa Coffee store in Agia Napa, just outside Faros Hotel.

2019
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Costa Coffee Ayia Napa

Costa Coffee with 26 shops in the Cyprus today, is a testament to the quality of Costa and the love that Cypriots have for high quality coffee.

Costa was brought to Cyprus on the notion that Cypriots, like Italians, very much appreciate the entire coffee experience. Over the years, this has proven to be true.

Today
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Coffee Beans