Nutrition and wellbeing

At Costa Coffee, we just love great tasting food and drinks made from good ingredients.

Our commitment to your wellbeing

Costa Coffee flat white with coffee beansWe’re committed to providing credible healthier choices and have a long-term plan to improve the nutritional balance of our menu.

As one part of this commitment, since 2015 we have supported Public Health England’s (PHE) 20% by 2020 sugar reduction programme in food and the 20% by 2021 sugar reduction programme in milk-based drinks.

While our core coffee range contains no added sugar, we have made some significant changes to the rest of the drinks menu through reformulation, introducing more healthier alternatives and reviewing our portion sizes.

Overall, we have achieved a total sugar reduction of just over 30% across all cup sizes and milk options in our drinks range.

In 2020, we launched a mini cup size with a wider range of great tasting sugar free syrups and we're proud to have achieved a sugar reduction of 20% in our hot chocolate powder since 2015 as well as greatly reducing the calories in our Chai Latte through reformulation and using semi-skimmed milk as the default option. In the medium size, this is just over a 100kcal reduction to 215kcal per serving, well below PHE’s calorie cap guidance of 300kcal per single serve drink.

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Our Latte has no added sugar and, when served in a small size with skimmed milk, contains just 70 calories

Working together, to make healthier choices

Costa Coffee Latte with pourAs a member of the Out of Home Food and Drink Alliance made up of leading High Street brands we have actively engaged with both Department of Health and Public Health England in support of their sugar, salt and calorie reduction programmes as well as initiatives to support clear customer information. Read the Out of Home Food and Drink Alliance’s Code of Practice, here.

We're is also a member of the British Nutrition Foundation and work with organisations such as Action on Sugar and Action on Salt to ensure that the decisions we make on nutrition and wellbeing reflect best practice.

Got a question?

Here you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions surrounding nutrition we’ve been asked.

How to make your drink lighter

Try a dairy free milk

Request a plant based milk, like almond or soy, in your drink

Go sugar-free

Choose one of our sugar-free syrups without added calories

Downsize your order

Order your favourite drink in a smaller size

Go easy on the syrup

Ask for fewer or no pumps of syrup

Try our light dairy swirl

Made from semi-skimmed milk – looks like cream, tastes amazing and 100Kcal less per serving

Stay sweet without sugar

Replace granulated sugar with plant-based, sugar-free stevia

What's next?

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*The question ‘What is your favourite branded coffee shop chain?’ asked to the Allegra independent panel (over 4,000 people) of which 47% cited Costa. Click here for full terms and conditions.