Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Costa Coffee, Now that’s One Big Cup!

On a dreary day in London in 1971, a cup of Costa coffee was poured for the very first time.  Creators Sergio and Bruno Costa, first sold their coffee to a handful of local caterers.  A few years later, they opened their first coffee shop and today Costa is the largest and fastest growing coffee shop chain in the UK.

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We figured this must be London’s version of Starbucks, so we stopped in on a cold April morning to warm up a bit.  I let hubby order me a cup of coffee while I sat down.  Now he knows I usually order a small or medium in any drink I ever get, so I have no idea why he came back with this:

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You know your drinking a large cup when you have to use two hands!

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LOL, I didn’t even finish half of it!

If you ever go to Costa, you have to try the Flat White.  The Flat White is a coffee drink concept originally from Australia and New Zealand.  Somewhat richer than a latte and creamier than a cappuccino, it is a full flavored coffee with a velvety texture.  It takes some skill to produce a Flat White.  Each drink is hand finished with a distinctive 'florette' pattern – so cute!

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Yummy!  Have you ever had a Flat White?


1 comment:

Kristen Victoria said...

I must remember that term! I could definitely drink two of those... hahah

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