Costa Installs 6,000th Self-Serve Coffee Bar; On Track For 8,000

Leading on-the-go coffee brand Costa Express is celebrating installation of its 6,000th self-serve coffee bar, putting it on track to achieve its target of over 8,000 machines by 2020.

Following its £59.5m acquisition of Coffee Nation in March 2011 and after major re-branding and technological developments, Costa Express has grown at an average of 70 new self-serve coffee bars every month in a variety of locations including forecourts, convenience stores and workplaces.

Murray McGowan, Costa Express Managing Director, commented: “Costa Express has enjoyed tremendous growth from 877 machines in 2011 to 6,000 today. We’ve always been confident that we can deliver an unbeatable coffee experience to on-the-go customers by using interactive technology, great Costa Coffee and fresh milk.

“This 6,000th install milestone only continues to demonstrate that there is clear appetite for our award-winning coffee brand. We’ve also been able to export the intelligent concept to international markets and are encouraged by the results, signifying the appeal of the brand overseas and potential for further growth.”

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