Costa Coffee is a multinational coffee house company with its headquarters in Dunstable, UK. The company is one of the largest Coffee companies in the world. Costa Coffee was founded by brothers Bruno Costa and Sergio in London in 1971. The company started its operations as a wholesale operation. It supplied roasted coffee to specialist Italian coffee shops and caterers. In 1995, Costa Coffee was sold to Whitbread. The company operates several outlets in the UK and other countries in the world.
As part of the corporate social responsibility, Costa Coffee sponsors the Costa book awards. Costa Coffee outlets are located in high traffic areas to reach more people. Costa Coffee also has small outlets positioned among other food retailers. Hot drinks, particularly coffee, small snacks and soft drinks are some of the products sold in Costa Coffee outlets. The company has its own roastery.