Nutrition and wellbeing

As the Nation’s Favourite* coffee shop we always put our customers at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to helping them make informed food and drink choices.

We’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, we will seek to reduce added sugar in all our drinks range by 25% by 2020 and to support Public Health England’s 20% by 2020 sugar reduction in the relevant food categories.

While only 32% of Costa Coffee drinks contain added sugar (including a Cappuccino which has an optional chocolate dusting) we have made some significant changes to our menu through reformulation, introducing more healthier alternatives and reviewing our portion sizes.

There are over 600 different variants of barista made drinks available at Costa Coffee

As 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.

Costa Coffee is also a member of the British Nutrition Foundation and works 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. 

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

Allergens Advice

We use shared equipment, we cannot guarantee that our unpackaged food items or hand-crafted drinks are suitable for people with severe allergies. Check our Allergen Information or ask a Costa Coffee team member each visit as ingredients may have changed since your last purchase.
All our drinks can be customised to reduce the calorie content and we’ve introduced semi - skimmed-milk as standard for all our drinks**

Want to make healthier choices but still enjoy your favourite Costa Coffee drink?

  • Request skimmed milk or soy milk in your drink

  • Ask for fewer or no pumps of syrup

  • Choose one of our sugar-free syrups without added calories

  • Select stevia, a sugar-free plant-based sweetener, over granulated sugar

  • Ask for less whipped cream or none at all

  • Order your favourite drink in a smaller size

Got a question?

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


*The Nation's Favourite terms and conditions
**Excluding the Flat White and Cortado