Got a question for us? Take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions below.
Got a question for us? Take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions below.
Our opening times vary by store, but don’t worry, they can be easily checked by using our Store Locator.
Our opening times vary by store. You can use our Store Locator to find out when you can get your first and last coffee fix of the day.
We aim to provide fully for all our customers, and our Store Locator can be used to filter which of our stores provide disability access and facilities.
We're sorry to hear that, but we always welcome your feedback, especially when it helps us improve what we do. You can notify us of the issue here and we'll look into it as soon as we can.
We accept all major debit and credit card providers in store, including American Express.
Whether you’re looking for a career opportunity, part-time work in store or office roles, you can find all the information by visiting our careers portal.
The best way to get in touch with us is via our online contact form and a member of our customer services team will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
If you'd prefer to speak to someone regarding your Costa experience, please give Costa Customer Services a call on 0333 003 5883*. However, please be aware that due to the current high volume of contacts, you may experience a long wait, therefore we recommend you explore the rest of the FAQs section or complete the contact form in the first instance.
The Costa Club loyalty scheme is relaunched in Autumn 2021, giving customers a simpler and more rewarding way to earn coffee Beans when buying their favourite cup of Costa coffee. Customers will earn a Bean for every hot or cold crafted drink they buy – collect eight Beans and get your next barista made drink for free! Better still, buy four drinks in a reusable cup and get your fifth for free!
From the 29th September 2021, if you download the Costa Coffee app you will be part of the new Costa Club loyalty scheme. If you are already an existing member you can continue using your existing Costa Club app or card.
All points on the points scheme will be converted to the new scheme. As we’ve moved to a more rewarding Bean scheme, points have been transferred to Beans. For every 40 points, you had in your account, we’ll give you one Bean in return. If you had any points left over following us transferring you to the new system, we’ve rounded those up to an extra Bean!
For example, if you had 50 points in your account, you'd receive one bean for the 40 points, and we gave you an extra bean for the 10 points you had remaining.
You will earn Beans for any size barista made drink (hot or cold) that you purchase from any Costa coffee store and any of the 11,000 + drink Costa Express machines located in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland).
If you purchase multiple barista made drinks in one transaction, you’ll receive the number of beans that corresponds to the number of barista made drinks purchased. For example, if you purchase a single Espresso, a large caramel Macchiato, and a medium oat milk Latte in store you will receive three Beans in return.
You will also be able to earn Beans when you place an order for a barista made drink via Click & Collect and contactless ordering via any Costa Express machines.
Plus, every time you buy a barista made drink (hot or cold) in a reusable cup, we’ll give you an extra Bean. This means after only four drinks in a reusable cup, you’ll earn one for free!
Beans collected via the updated Costa Club rewards scheme will expire if a member has not used the mobile app or the Club Card to either earn Beans or redeem free drinks vouchers for 12 months since the last transaction.
Currently, free drinks can only be redeemed from a Costa Coffee store only in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland). Free drink rewards earned via collecting Beans, will expire six months after they have been issued.
If you provided a valid date of birth when you registered for the Costa Club either on the Costa app or via the website and agreed to receive marketing communications from Costa Coffee, we’ll add a reward for a free treat from our sweet counter to your account in time for your birthday. You can redeem your Free Birthday Treat reward any day up to seven days after your registered birthday, with no other purchase required.
You can use the ‘Free Birthday Treat’ reward on (subject to availability) a single piece/slice/portion (as applicable) of fresh cake, muffins, sweet pastries, tarts, teacakes, traybakes, cookies/shortbread, buns, doughnuts, on ice cream, or any sweet gluten free products. Excludes whole cakes.
You do not need to purchase an item to receive your free treat from our sweet counter birthday voucher.
Every time you buy a barista made drink (Hot or Cold) in a reusable cup we’ll give you an extra Bean. This means after only four drinks in a reusable cup, you’ll earn one for free!
The double Bean reward offer replaces the 25p discount offer when using a reusable cup for your drinks order. The 25p discount offer will be removed from 30th September 2021. We encourage you to sign up to the loyalty scheme to benefit from using a reusable cup!
To start collecting and redeeming Beans, new customers can register for a Costa Club account via the app or online. Becoming a member also protects your Beans should anything happen to your card or device and you’ll also have access to exclusive rewards and other Costa Club benefits.
Existing Costa Club members can simply sign in.
The Costa Club app is free and available for iPhone, iPad, and Android users. You can download the app here or by simply searching for 'Costa' on the App Store or Google Play.
If you ever change or lose your device, simply reinstall the Costa Club app to your new system, log in as normal and you’re ready to go!
If you’re a new customer, once you’ve downloaded the app, you can then register for a Costa Club account to start collecting Beans by scanning your device.
To start collecting Beans in store, simply open the app and tap 'Shop' at the top of the screen. The scan your phone at the till whenever you make a purchase and you'll receive a free Bean automatically. You'll get 1 Bean with every Costa crafted drink you buy. Just collect 8 Beans to get a free drink!
You’ll find that many of our stores already have scanners, and more are coming soon, but if for any reason you cannot collect Beans in-store via the app, you can ask the barista for a receipt and your beans can be added retrospectively on your next visit.
If you’re using an Express machine, order your drink as normal and then open your Costa Coffee app and select ‘Machine’ at the top of the app. Whilst your drink is being made, tap 'Collect beans only' and scan the code displayed on the machine's screen.
Your Beans will then be added automatically to your Costa Club account. Unfortunately, Beans can only be collected from Express machines and cannot be redeemed at this moment in time. You can still use all the Beans you’ve collected in one of our stores.
In most cases, your Beans total will update immediately, and always within a few minutes. If you find you don't have an internet connection, your Beans will update later when you do.
If the scan on your device fails whilst using the app at a till, check with the barista and try again.
Baristas can also add your Beans retrospectively if the issue continues.
If you’re using the app at an Express machine and the scan on your device fails, please try again and double check that you are connected to Wi-fi. If the issues continue please contact Customer Services via our contact form.
Absolutely! Beans can be collected with both the card and the app and will count towards your balance.
Want to let us know you've changed your details? No problem, you can do that by logging into your account and clicking the 'Details' tab icon. Changes to your password can also be managed within this section.
When you register an account, this will automatically generate a digital account number along with your card. Please note that this number will be synced to your plastic card number, so you will continue to earn Beans as normal.
Log in into your Costa Club account and select the ‘Card’ tab. Here, you’ll find instructions on how to replace your card.
If you have the Costa Coffee app downloaded to your device, you can continue using it to collect Beans in-store or at any Express machine.
If you are still experiencing issues, you can get in touch with our Customer Services team using our contact form.
No. Once the balance has been transferred your new card will be automatically registered to your existing account. Unfortunately, you won't receive another bonus Bean as these are only issued when you create a brand-new account.
No. However, if inactive for a period of 12 months or more, your card will become invalid and the remaining Beans will not be transferable to a new card and cannot be refunded.
Yes that is correct.
There are currently no plans for it to be taken over.
There are no plans to run another Book Awards, however, Costa Coffee prides itself in creating exciting launches, campaigns and events each year. Keep up to date on all our announcements via our press centre.
The total prize fund in February 2022 was £60,000. Each of the category winners received £5,000 and the overall winner received a further £30,000. The Short Story Award winner received £3,500, with the authors in second and third place receiving £1,000 and £500 respectively.
There were five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book. For each category, there were three judges – generally an author, a bookseller, and a journalist – who selected a shortlist of four books, which included the winner. The judges’ brief was to select well-written, enjoyable books that they would strongly recommend anyone to read. A nine-member judging panel, including the author from each of the original category judging panels, together with a Chairman and three other people in the public eye who love reading, then read the five winners and selected one of them as the overall Costa Book of the Year.
Achievements from the past 50 years can be viewed here.
In addition, did you know our Book Awards was the only literary award to be won by Roald Dahl. He won the Children’s Novel Award in 1983 with The Witches. And in 1999, in a clash of the titans, Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf (Poetry) took on J K Rowling’s Prisoner of Azkaban (Children’s Book) for the overall Book of the Year. Beowulf emerged triumphant.
Click & Collect is a new feature of the Costa Coffee app, enabling you to place and pay for an order at a nearby Costa Coffee right from your phone and then collect it in-store.
Click & Collect is now available at over 500 Costa Coffee stores nationwide. Keep an eye out for more stores coming soon.
Yes, you are still able to use your plastic card as well as the app.
Unfortunately, we can’t accept American Express or any non-UK cards to pay for Click & Collect orders.
Yes, you can! Simply open the app, ensure you are logged in, then select 'add to Apple Wallet' on iPhone or ‘add to Google Pay’ on Android devices.
If you’re placing an order and making a payment through the app, you’ll need to ensure you have a 3G, 4G, or WiFi connection.
Yes, your Beans will be added as usual and these should update on your app within a few minutes for every.
Before you submit your order to your chosen store, we’ll give you an estimated amount of time that it will take for your order to be ready.
Unfortunately, once your order is submitted, it can't be changed. If your order hasn’t been collected within 15 minutes of the estimated delivery time, it will be disposed of and can no longer be collected. You will not be refunded.
Once you've placed your order through the Costa Coffee app you'll need to look out for and follow the 'Collection only' floor signs to the Collection Point when inside the store. Please also make sure to follow the signs outside the store if you need to queue before entering.
A barista will then call your order number when it's ready and invite you to approach the counter to safely collect it.
Costa Coffee does not hold any of your financial information. We partner with a PCI:DSS level 1 payment service provider to ensure that your details are held securely with them.
If you notice any suspicious activity on your account, please contact our Customer Services Team directly via our online contact us form.
We work hard to ensure that your data is safe with us and have ensured that our Click & Collect system has been independently reviewed and audited for its security. In addition, we handle all your personal data with care and diligence.
If something's not right, we'd like to hear about it. Please contact our Customer Services Team directly via our online contact us form.
If the query is specifically to do with Click & Collect, then please select that as the option from the drop-down menu.
Coffee making is an exact art, and at Costa Coffee we can make your favourite drink exactly as you like it. So, whether you prefer skimmed, full fat or soya milk, enjoy caffeinated, decaffeinated, or fair-trade coffee, the choice is all yours.
Reformulate means we will redevelop a products recipe to remove added sugar
Remove means we will de-list products (in their entirety) and replace with an alternative where possible
Recommend Alternative means we will develop new products to offer healthier choices.
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.
Overall, we have achieved a total sugar reduction of just over 30% across all cup sizes and milk options in our drinks range.
We want to give our customers a wide range and choice in partnership with proactive added sugar reduction. This process is on-going and as we get feedback from our customers we’ll continue to proactively reduce added sugar across our portfolio without compromising on taste.
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.
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.
Some drinks recipes are being reformulated with the use of sweetener, Stevia, instead of sugar, whilst others are using sugar-free syrups as part of our new brand standards.
We continue to look at ways to improve the nutritional value of our food range have a great selection of lower sugar sweet products such as traybakes and muffins and soups, sandwiches and wraps that are less than 400kcals.
Research from the European Food Safety Authority into sweeteners shows they are perfectly safe to eat or drink on a daily basis as part of a healthy diet.
As a business, we can’t subsidise customers’ choices, and we equally don’t charge a premium for healthy choices, our pricing is determined by a cost of sourcing and production among other operating overheads.
Having met our target of a 5% reduction in salt by 2017, we are continuing our salt reduction programmes and working with Public Health England to ensure that any future targets reflect the role of salt in the manufacture and safety of specific foods such as cheese and bread.
We are also working with Public Health England on their calorie reduction programme and aim to achieve the overall target of 20% calorie reduction by 2024.
Finally, we continue to explore ways to communicate the nutritional value of our products with customers to help inform their choices.
Nothing – We provide all concessions and Ingredients (with the exception of fresh, semi-skimmed milk) free of charge. The only cost to site will be the provision of a water, waste and electrical supply.
No – at the moment we only offer a “Revenue Share” or “Rental” option.
The concessions must sell a minimum of 30 cups per day per machine.
Forecourt, Convenience Store & Grocery, Contract Catering, Travel, Healthcare, Education, Leisure and Business & industry sites.
The pods are compatible with the most popular Nespresso® and Dolce Gusto® machines including for Nespresso® the Pixie, Essenza Mini, Citiz, Inissia, U, Prodigio, Expert and Lattissima units. For Dolce Gusto®, the pods are compatible with the Lumio, Movenza, Drop, Genio 2, Piccolo, Jovia, Eclipse, Mini Me and Oblo machines
The pods are not compatible with integrated Nespresso® machines e.g. Miele built-in units, or business-specific machines.
Yes. You can collect a sealable plastic bag from participating Costa stores, fill it with used Costa Coffee pods and return it to any participating store. We will take the pods back to our distribution centre, sort them and transport them to a specialist recycler.