Costa Coffee Announces Lactofree & All Plant Based Alternatives At No Extra Cost
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Costa Coffee Announces Lactofree & All Plant Based Alternatives At No Extra Cost

November 06, 2019 // // The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop*, Costa Coffee, has announced it will be granting fans’ wishes this festive season by offering all Lactofree and plant-based alternatives for free across participating stores during the Christmas period.

From Friday 1st November 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020, customers visiting their participating Costa Coffee store for a warming signature beverage will be able to customise their handcrafted drink with plant-based alternatives such as Alpro Almond, Alpro Coconut or Alpro Soya, or Arla Lactofree milk, without any extra charge.

All plant-based alternatives used in Costa Coffee stores are “Professional”and are not available to purchase in retail stores. They are specifically made for baristas; allowing them to craft the perfect foam, froth and microbubbles to perfect Costa Coffee’s signature handcrafted drinks.

Eric Tavoukdjian, Commercial Marketing Director, UK&I at Costa Coffee said, “We are thrilled to offer our customers the option to choose a Lactofree or plant-based alternative at no extra cost throughout November and December. Launching our ‘Wish upon a Costa…’ Christmas campaign, there’s no better way to deliver the perfect gift - the option to further customise their hancrafted favourite drink with a Lactofree or plant-based alternative for free.”

Committed to making Christmas the most magical time of year, Costa Coffee’s best ever Christmas menu and iconic cup designs landed in stores nationwide on Friday 1st November. This year’s delectable menu includes the all new Irish Velvet** range and return of social media sensation, the British Pigs & Blankets Mac & Cheese. Anyone looking for a sweet treat need look no further than the exclusive Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin, an indulgent and delicious take on the iconic Christmas chocolate.

Costa Coffee fans can enjoy Lactofree and plant-based alternatives from Friday 1st November 2019 until (and inclusive of) Wednesday 1st January 2020. For a full list of participating stores, visit

For high-resolution images of the Christmas Menu and Cups design, or to request items for review, please contact the Costa Coffee press office on 020 3196 9668 or at

All new menu items are subject to availability.

*Allegra Strategies, 2018

** Does not contain alcohol

Full list of new menu products includes:


  • Coffee Blends
  • Winter Character Roast - 25p NEW!


  • Irish Velvet Latte (Irish Coffee Flavour Latte in ROI & NI) - from £3.30 NEW!
  • Hazelnut Praline Latte - from £3.30 RETURNING!
  • Gingerbread Latte - from £3.30 RETURNING!


  • Irish Velvet Cappuccino (Irish Coffee Flavour Latte ROI & NI) - from £2.95 NEW!
  • Festive Spiced Cappuccino - from £2.85 NEW!

Hot Chocolate

  • Gingerbread Hot Chocolate - from £3.35 RETURNING
  • Hazelnut Praline Hot Chocolate - from £3.35 RETURNING!
  • Irish Velvet Hot Chocolate (Irish Coffee Flavour Hot Chocolate in ROI & NI) - from £3.35 NEW!
  • Black Forest & Cream Hot Chocolate - from £3.35 RETURNING

Christmas Frostino

  • Irish Velvet Frostino (Irish Coffee Flavour Frostino in ROI & NI) from - £3.45 NEW!
  • Hazelnut Praline Frostino - from £3.45 NEW!

Christmas Tea

  • Christmas Tea (UK & IRELAND ONLY) - from £2.30 NEW!
  • Hot Spiced Apple - from £2.50 RETURNING

Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa Coffee operates over 2,600+ coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,300+ in 31 international markets 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 nine years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

Making a positive contribution to the communities we are part of is extremely important to us, both here in the UK and across the world. That’s why we established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity with the aim of improving the life chances of children in coffee growing communities by helping them access a safe, quality education. So far, the Costa Foundation has funded over 80 school projects and changed the lives of more than 75,000 children. We also have a UK-wide Community Programme, which enables our teams to volunteer their time to good causes locally and to invite community groups to make use of our welcoming space in store.

In 2011 Costa Coffee purchased Coffee Nation rebranding it to Costa Express. Today, Costa Express operates over 8,500+ coffee bars in nine international markets and proudly serves the same famous Mocha Italia blend found in stores, combined with fresh milk to create a delicious and warming cup of coffee on the go.

SOURCE Costa Coffee



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