Costa Coffee
科斯塔咖啡

Tel Tel: 021-6351 2916
Address Address: 719 East Nan Jing Road, Huang Pu District, Shang Hai
上海市黄浦区南京东路719号(近贵州路)
Hours Hours:  7:30-23:00
Website Website: http://www.costa.net.cn/
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THE COSTA STORY


A DROP OF HISTORY IN EVERY CUP.


Costa coffee first poured on to British shores in 1971 at 9 Newport Street, London, by Sergio and Bruno Costa. Today, just a few metres away from where they first set up, the Costa Roastery produces the same unique Mocha Italia blend that the Costa brothers worked so hard to create.


Costa Coffee first went International in 1998, opening its first store in Dubai. In the years since, Costa Coffee has opened more than 1800 stores spanning 25 countries.


THE PERFECT COMBINATION.


When you walk into a Costa store you'll notice it's different to other coffee shops. First of all, there's the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Then the great range of authentic coffee drinks. Next, the finest coffee machines. And finally, the most passionate and well trained baristas around. It's this unique combination that makes us stand out from the others, and we're incredibly proud of it.


THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IN A CUP OF COFFEE.


Hand-making a cup of coffee is an art. It takes time and skill to perfect. That's why every single barista, in every single Costa store is professionally trained in the art of coffee by our experts. It's a little thing, but it makes a big difference, because it means you'll get a perfect cup of Costa coffee every time.


THE COFFEE


A LITTLE TASTE OF ITALY.


Mocha Italia is the name Sergio and Bruno Costa gave to their own special blend of coffee beans 39 years ago. It's a unique blend as it manages to combine the sweetness, bitterness and body needed to make the perfect cup of coffee. As for the blend itself, that's a closely guarded secret, but you can enjoy a cup of its distinctive flavour and a warm Italian welcome at any of our Costa coffee shops.


WORTH WAITING FOR.


There are some things in life that should never be rushed, coffee being one of them. That's why we only ever slow-roast our coffee beans - to bring out a fuller flavour and stronger aroma. It's a traditional process that takes a little longer, but it's well worth the wait.


THE COSTA COFFEE COFFEES.


Know your Mocha from your macchiato? Check out the range of Costa coffees and what goes into them:


ESPRESSOA                

short, strong and black coffee, with no milk.


MACCHIATO                  

Espresso topped with just a dash of milk. Yum.


AMERICANO                 

Coffee, mixing shots of espresso with hot water. Add milk if you like.


CAPPUCCINO              

Coffee combining espresso with steamed, frothy milk. Chocolate on top if you have a sweet tooth.


CAFFE LATTE               

Coffee made with steamed milk. Not as strong as a cappuccino, but just as good.


MOCHA                           

Espresso with hot chocolate, topped with steamed, frothed milk.


JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT.


Did you know you can customise your coffee for no extra charge? Just let us know and we'll make your coffee using any of the following:

Decaffeinated coffee

Skimmed milk

Soya milk


For a small extra charge, we can add syrups to your coffee. Why not try vanilla, hazelnut or caramel for a touch of indulgence?


THAT'S NOT ALL


As well as offering the finest coffee, Costa has a wide range of alternatives including hot chocolate, teas and infusions, iced coffees & coffee coolers. See our full in store menu for more details.


OUR EXPERTISE


1. WHICH BEANS?


To the untrained eye, a coffee bean is a coffee bean is a coffee bean. Well, not if you work at Costa. We have people who devote their entire working lives to sourcing, checking and blending our beans.At our Roastery, for instance, Gennaro (he's our Coffee Maestro) and his team spend hours every day examining, cupping and charting the exact acidity, body, sweetness, bitterness and aroma profiles of our Mocha Italia blend. It's like an obsession. If any coffee doesn't make the grade, it doesn't make it to a Costa store, simple as that.


2. WE'VE BEEN ROASTING FOR 39 YEARS.


We only ever slow-roast our coffee beans. We've been doing it this way since 1971, and we're not about to change. Why? Because this is the only way you can only extract the true, as-nature-intended coffee flavour and aroma. And those are two things we're not prepared to compromise (even if other coffee stores would).


Every batch of beans is roasted for a minimum of 18 minutes (any less than 14 minutes is not officially 'Slow-Roasting') in a Petroncini or Probat drum roaster (the best available, naturally). When roasting, sound and smell is very important to an experienced master roaster. We stop the roast just at the point when the oils are still contained within the bean, ready to be released when we grind it in the Costa store. It's this release of oils that created the amazing aroma you can experience in any cup of Costa coffee.


3. COSTA BARISTAS, WE SALUTE YOU.


Every time a Costa barista makes you coffee, one all-important extra ingredient goes into your cup - coffee expertise. Every single barista in every single Costa store has been professionally trained in the art of coffee by qualified coffee experts, at our coffee academy. Coffee making is an exact art, you see.


Take the espresso for instance. Our baristas are trained to make sure their grind produces 30ml of espresso in 20 seconds. If it takes less than 20 seconds, the flavour won't be perfect and we'll start again. Our coffee machines are also checked meticulously at least three times a day to ensure both the grind and coffee dose are just right. These are just some of the quality measures we demand from all our baristas.


DID YOU KNOW?


We may source our beans from as far afield as Central and South America, Africa and the Far East.


Just 1% of the world's production of coffee is good enough for us to choose from. Only the very best coffee available can go into creating the unique taste and aroma of our Mocha Italia blend.


All of our coffee is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified ™.


Costa was the first UK coffee chain to control the whole coffee making process from start to finish - we source, store, blend, roast, grind and pour all our own coffee. No one else is involved.


The humble espresso is the most complex form of coffee. It requires a blend of different types of bean to balance the acidity, body, sweetness, bitterness and aroma of the coffee.


We use the Costa brothers’ unique blend of the world’s finest Arabica and some Robusta beans to create the perfect pick-me-up.