Costa Coffee is known as the leading coffee chain in the UK, with the first branch opening as far back as 1971. It is now on top of the coffee chains in London, beating out the usual suspects such as Starbucks Coffee, using its unique Mocha Italia blend that is cheaper but far more distinct in terms of flavor.
People often say that coffee shops are all the same but Costa Coffee does have a few different mixes that really stand out. Here is a quick rundown of the top five that you and your friends should try if you ever happen to drop by a Costa Coffee branch.
The Flat White is the signature drink of the entire coffee chain and while many refer to a flat white as a “small latte,” the flat white of Costa Coffee will immediately teach you the difference. If you and your friends are not really coffee enthusiasts then this is the cup to order as it isn’t too strong but neither is it diluted to the point of having no taste.
Roasted Hazelnut Latte
This particular drink can do wonders for those who dislike the taste of coffee. Like any latte, it uses a well-pulled espresso shot blended with carefully frothed steamed milk but it now has the added texture and flavor of roasted hazelnut syrup.
if you really don’t want coffee but still crave for frothy goodness then your best bet is to go for the Babyccino, a cup of steamed milk topped with a layer of chocolate dusting.
It’s also served with a marshmallow. You can also avail of the Chocolate Babyccino which is practically the same but with steamed chocolate instead of steamed milk.
Costa Coffee Cortado
The Cortado is a short-pulled, very richly textured espresso using the chain’s special Mocha Italia blend, dabbled with a little bit of textured milk to give it a unique and strong flavor.
The best pick for a casual coffee drinker, the caramel latte is the traditional Costa Latte blended with caramel flavoring syrup. It’s not too strong nor too sweet – ideal for those who want coffee which won’t wake them up in the middle of the night.
Keep in mind that these are just the coffee drinks. There are also several amazing tea blends as well but if you want to stick with the traditional choice there is the Traditional Tea and the English Breakfast Decaffeinated.