Costa Coffee Grants Christmas Wishes With Festive Drinks Menu
- New flavours Caramelised Orange & Cream and Hazelnut Praline & Cream join the returning Gingerbread & Cream - all available as a latte or hot chocolate
- Little Luxuries launch - cortado cups of thick chocolate or caramel under 200 calories
- Fan-favourite Black Forest Hot Chocolate back by popular demand, served with cherry sauce
- Menu in stores nationwide from Thursday 1 November, along with the festive food menu and legendary limited-edition Christmas cups
October 22, 2018 // Franchising.com // The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop*, Costa Coffee, is launching a magical new Christmas drinks menu to mark the start of the festive season. In stores from Thursday 1 November, Costa’s Christmas drinks are hotly anticipated each year and the 2018 creations are sure to spread Christmas cheer.
Festive Flavours | Delicious new Christmas creations
Costa Coffee introduces two new flavours to the festive menu as Caramelised Orange & Cream and Hazelnut Praline & Cream are joined by returning favourite Gingerbread & Cream, all of which will be available in both a latte and a hot chocolate (cream topping optional).
The Caramelised Orange & Cream Latte and Hot Chocolate are inspired by the iconic food pairing of chocolate and orange. The warming drinks are made using Costa’s signature blend of hot chocolate combined with zesty orange syrup, topped with cream and crowned with a caramelised orange slice.
Continuing the chocolate theme are the Hazelnut Praline & Cream Latte and Hot Chocolate, another classic flavour combination. Poured over a layer of chocolate and blended with rich hazelnut syrup, these delicious drinks are topped with cream and sprinkled with a chocolate truffle crumb. Returning to menus will be the Gingerbread & Cream Latte and Hot Chocolate, decorated with a cheeky, mini gingerbread.
Little Luxuries | Small in size, big on festive indulgence
Christmas might be about giving to others, but it’s also a time for people to spoil themselves, with Costa’s Little Luxuries the perfect pick me up. The Luxury Chocolate and Luxury Caramel are rich, yet petite cortado cups of thick chocolate or caramel, both under 150 calories!
Fan Favourite | The return of a crowd-pleaser
Just as children all over the world get excited at the prospect of Santa Claus arriving at this time of year, Costa customers are bound to be equally as thrilled at the return of the Black Forest Hot Chocolate, which comes complete with cherry sauce. Joining the fruity, chocolatey treat as a returning drink from last year’s menu is the warm Hot Spiced Apple.
Winter Character Roast | Limited-edition blend
Variety is the spice of life, and Costa customers can add a flavourful festive twist to their favourite coffee this Christmas with the Limited Edition Winter Character Roast. Rich and wintery, the blend uses winter berries, dark cocoa and warming cinnamon, which can be added to any coffee for an extra 25p. To give customers an extra helping of Christmas sparkle this season each Winter Roast blend will be available as a Shimmer Coffee to give a festive golden glow to every sip.
Costa Coffee’s new Christmas drinks menu is in stores from Thursday 1 November and will be joined by the festive food menu and Costa’s legendary limited-edition Christmas cups.
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Full list of new food menu products includes:
Christmas drinks menu:
- Black Forest Hot Chocolate - from £3.30
- Gingerbread & Cream Latte - from £3.30
- Gingerbread & Cream Hot Chocolate - from £3.35 NEW!
- Hazelnut Praline & Cream Latte - from £3.30 NEW!
- Hazelnut Praline & Cream Hot Chocolate - from £3.30 NEW!
- Caramelised Orange & Cream Latte - from £3.30 NEW!
- Caramelised Orange & Cream Hot Chocolate - from £3.30 NEW!
- Luxury Caramel - from £2.65 NEW!
- Luxury Hot Chocolate - from £2.65 NEW!
- Hot Spiced Apple - from £2.50
- All new menu items are subject to availability and launch on Thursday 1November.
Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa is now part of Whitbread PLC, which this year celebrates its 275th Anniversary as a great British business.
With over 2,200 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,200 in 29 international markets we are the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK and are proud to be the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for eight years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017).
Looking after coffee growers is extremely important to us, which is why we established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity with the aim to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 72 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.