Is this Costa Coffee real?

Double shot/ Skinny/ Grande Caramel Latte: the art of coffee ordering is a requisite for every sophisticated city boy/girl. Let’s be honest we have all seen it. The famous image of the cool city high flyer in slim fitting suit holding a bag on one hand and a tightly clenched ‘to go cup’ of Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero, Coffee Republic etc. frantically making his/her way to work. With the  sales growth by branded coffee shop chains having risen to 12.9% in the UK in 2010 it seems that this is an image that is here to stay.

My colleagues swear on a Costa Coffee to help them get through the ‘don’t want to get out of bed mood’ in fact Gemma can’t go through the day with out a Costa. Its’s not only Gemma. Talking to the other girls at the office they seem to agree that Costa hits the spot so after a long period of inertia today I decided to embrace the city girl image by getting myself a Costa Light Latte with caramel.

A coffee residue aroma at the base of a watered down cup of luke warm frothy skimmed milk with a hint of caramel is not what I had in mind. Unfortunately that is exactly what I was served. Usually I’m okay with a bit of froth at the rim of my cup but Costa prides itself with the skill of making award winning ‘deliciously smooth’ coffee as a consumer I felt cheated.

Interesting coffee facts

  • Coffee shops make up the fastest growing part of the restaurant business, checking in with a 7% annual growth rate!
  • 54 per cent of the American adult population drank coffee beverages daily in 2009

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PS: Costa to go cup picture sourced at HughBo

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