Costa Coffee actually goes back quite a while - to 1971, when it was started by two Italian brothers as a wholesale operation supplying roast coffee to caterers and specialist Italian coffee shops. Since then, it was acquired by UK-based company Whitbread in 1995, and it has grown to encompass over 3,400 in 31 countries - including Malta.
It goes without saying that we roast all of our coffee beans in-house - and specifically at a bran new €42 million roastery in Essex in the UK. It's where 45,000 tons of coffee beans get roasted every year!
Costa fact: Gennaro Pelliccia is the official Costa Coffee taster. His tongue is insured for an incredible €12 million!
Costa in Malta
Costa first opened in Malta in 2012, at the Malta International Airport. In 2013, a further two outlets opened in Balzan and at The Point. Next it was Valletta in 2014, Baystreet in 2015, Marsaxlokkin 2016, PAMA Mosta in 2017 and Mriehel in 2018.
We were thrilled to make the move to our new head quarters in Mriehel in May 2018, and now employ over 150 people. Costa Malta forms part of the Corinthia Group of companies.