Costa Caffe Porto is a must “stop and see” visit you should consider, in order to taste one of the best coffee in Porto! Don´t forget to check other food tours in Porto.
Costa Coffee is a British multinational coffeehouse company headquartered in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Whitbread. It is the second largest coffeehouse chain in the world, and the largest in the UK. Costa Coffee was founded in London in 1971 by the Costa family as a wholesale operation supplying roasted coffee to caterers and specialist Italian coffee shops. Acquired by Whitbread in 1995, it has since grown to 3,401 stores across 31 countries.
The business has 2,121 UK restaurants, over 6,000 Costa Express vending facilities and a further 1,280 outlets overseas (including 395 in China)
Costa Caffe´s history
Brothers Bruno and Sergio Costa founded a coffee roastery in Lambeth, Central London, in 1971, supplying local caterers. The family had moved to England in the 1960s. Costa branched out to selling coffee in 1978, when its first store opened in Vauxhall Bridge Road, London.
In 1985, Sergio bought out Bruno’s share of the company. Bruno went on to found a tableware company. By 1995, the chain had 41 stores in UK, and was acquired by Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel and coffee shop operator, becoming a wholly owned subsidiary. In 2009, Costa opened its 1,000th store in Cardiff. In December 2009, Costa Coffee agreed to acquire Coffee Heaven for £36 million, adding 79 stores in central and eastern Europe.
This year, 2018, Whitbread Plc faced pressure from two of its largest shareholders, activist group Elliot Advisers and hedge fund Sachem Head to sell or demerge Costa Coffee, the theory being the individual businesses would be worth much more than as one company. On 25 April 2018, Whitbread announced its intention to fully demerge Costa within two years.
Irresistible Coffee on the go
Costa Express only uses fresh milk and the same Mocha Italia beans at their shops to create the perfect Costa Coffee. You can choose from a range including Caffè latte, Cappuccino, White & Black Americano, Hot Chocolate and Mocha. With over 8,000 Costa Express self-serve coffee bars located across the UK and Internationally, and of course in Porto you can get the great taste of Costa Coffee on the go.
Where is Costa Caffe Porto?
Costa Caffe Porto is located very near of Clérigos Tower, in Porto´s centre.