Costa Coffee Franchise

Franchise History

It is a coffee chain founded in the United Kingdom and belongs to the American company The Coca-Cola Company. Sergio and Bruno Costa created it in 1971, and they began franchising in 1978 when they opened the first store on Vauxhall Bridge Road, London. In 1985, Sergio bought Bruno’s stake in the company, and ten years later, Costa Coffee is acquired by Whitbread.

As of 1999, it began to expand internationally by opening stores in Dubai, Cyprus and more. In 2019, The Coca-Cola Company bought it. It is named as the best brand coffee chain in Europe with more than 3,900 locations in the world.

  • Year Business Began: 1971.
  • Franchising Since: 1978.
  • Headquarters: Dunstable, England.
  • Estimated Number of Units: More than 3,900.
  • Number of Employees: 18,500.
  • Industry: Coffee


It is a chain that offers one of the best brand coffee in the world in more than 3,900 locations. It is a brand that is competing strongly with Starbucks as it plans to expand to Switzerland in 2020. It will continue to grow in places where it is already established, achieving a goal of £ 2.5 billion in worldwide sales in 2020.

Cost Information 

The franchise requires the franchisee to have a minimum personal investment of £ 250,000 to make the initial investment of £ 800,000 subsequently. Those prices and the franchise fee will depend on the location and size of the store.

Is it safe to invest in Costa Coffee Franchise?

Yes, it is safe to invest since the franchise has managed to get people’s attention in recent years and compete directly with Starbucks. Investing in Costa Coffee is very profitable since a large percentage of the world’s population drinks coffee daily. Your earnings will be guaranteed because the company offers a training program that will allow you to run your business profitably.

Training & Support

To maintain the quality of its products and the prestige of the company, Costa Coffee offers a training program to the franchisee and his staff to prepare them in the best way.

It will provide an induction to train baristas, cashiers, manager and all staff to manage a Costa Coffee franchise profitably. It will offer you support to choose the location of the store and periodic advice at the time the franchisee needs it.

How to Apply for Costa Coffee Franchise ?

To contact the Costa Coffee team, you must fill out the form at

to get information about franchise opportunities.