The Roastery

From bean to cup, our state-of-the-art roastery is the heart of our business and the home of our coffee beans.

Our History     The Roastery

The new home of Costa Coffee


Fast forward nearly forty years, as Costa Coffee continued to expand across London, the UK and eventually the globe, we needed to find another new home to accommodate demand once again.

In early 2017, after two years of construction, we opened our doors to a brand-new state-of-the-art roastery in Basildon, Essex.

Our roastery is one of the biggest roasteries in Europe and allows us to produce 45,000 tonnes of coffee a year, quadrupling our coffee roasting capacity compared to our previous home in Lambeth.

Not just content with being the biggest, our roastery is also one of the most sustainable buildings in the world and we responsibly source all our raw coffee beans from 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, where they are then ready to be transported to Tilbury Docks, Essex, located just 14 miles away from the Costa Coffee Roastery!

Only 1% of the world’s coffee beans are good enough for our coffee, and every bean is skillfully slow-roasted in our roastery

Crafting excellence

Each of our baristas has been trained in the art of making great coffee through one of our own Costa Coffee training academies. What's more, our best baristas from around the world compete for the prestigious title of “Barista of the Year”.

The Nation's Favourite

We've been voted the UK's favourite coffee shop for the 10th consecutive year

Game. Set. Match.

Our roastery is the equivalent size to over 30 tennis courts

We're everywhere

We’ve over 3,800 Coffee Shops in 32 countries

Inspiring the world to love great coffee


We have always worked hard to bring new coffee experiences to our customers. From the opening of the brothers' first coffee boutique in the 1980s, innovation has flowed through every aspect and era of Costa Coffee.

We were the first coffee providers in London serving our coffee in porcelain cups; we were the first coffee shop chain to introduce the Flat White in the UK and, with our Express machines, we were the first to bring coffee shop quality coffee to convenience stores and roadsides across the UK.

And we're not stopping there. Our signature blend has stood the test of time and we're proud to have been voted the UK’s favourite coffee shop* for the 10th consecutive year!

The Costa brothers tried 112 different coffee blends in the searchfor their favourite, which remains our signature blend that we use today