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To wonder when did costa become so trendy?

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3asAbird Thu 21-Nov-13 09:48:23

I like coffee as much as next person in fact live on it.

if was to say fave would be nero followed by costa some reason not keen star bucks.

But normally its at service station.

occasionally when shopping but like m&s cafe/john lewis or support independents.

Log onto fb always gives me the rage.

least 10statuses and photos of people im at costa in x look at my christmas coffee. Yes its a coffee in an xmas themed paper cup get over yourself people.

Feeling christmasy at costa its bloody november.
Oh look brought costa for my tassimo!

So what have i missed ? why are so many people costa addicts and advertising the fact?

Do I have wanky mates which should be deleted or anyone else noticed this?

BlackbeltinBS Thu 21-Nov-13 09:50:10

You have wanky mates. Hone your sarcasm and biting replies.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 21-Nov-13 09:50:22

Costa is my least favourite, but dd and all her friends always go there .. I don't really know why. Mind you, none of them actually drink coffee, so perhaps that's quite telling!

Crowler Thu 21-Nov-13 09:51:07

I am not a coffee person, so take this with a grain of salt. I understand that Costa is considered really good coffee by connoisseurs of coffee?

mrscog Thu 21-Nov-13 09:52:11

Pret does the best chain coffee IMHO. Costa Christmas coffe is just an excuse to mainline cream and sugar under the guise of 'coffee'

BatPenguin Thu 21-Nov-13 09:54:19

Costa coffee is awful - really bitter tasting and bloody expensive.

If I'm out I like a mcdonalds latte yes really it's nice

ChippingInLovesAutumn Thu 21-Nov-13 09:55:48

Convenient locations.
Good coffee.


Frankly, I think it's Facebook that's the problem here, not Costa.

mrsjay Thu 21-Nov-13 09:56:26

DD said she had a chocolate orange costa at the weeken d-- i had the urge to slap her-- I hate it hot flavoured foam is not coffee

Fakebook Thu 21-Nov-13 09:57:53

I never drink coffee at costa. I only go in for a hot chocolate. They used to sell these amazing Belgian chocolate brownies and then two Christmases ago they stopped selling them. I don't go in as often anymore since.

jammiedonut Thu 21-Nov-13 09:58:17

I don't like the coffee but they do a lovely hot chocolate, unlike Starbucks and cafe Nero with their slightly brown hot milk.

nocarsgo Thu 21-Nov-13 09:58:17

The orange hot chocolate is VERY nice, and is a hot chocolate, not a latte.

3asAbird Thu 21-Nov-13 09:59:06

thanks blackbelt. just seems bit ott wondered what I missed wasent being snobby maybe lttle bit sarcastic as christmas gone ott already and not even december. Was being toungue and cheek.
Wouldent delete as they go costa would delete for bragging about it as think its just weird.

Find teh whole fb im at here bit stalkerish anyway like we need to know where people are 24hours a day .

I go plenty places and fail to mention it on fb.

Mrs cog yes prets nice but not as many about I guess.

Was on phone to mum live small town wales and says no shops anymore just loads coffee shops and costas opening next week.
Think populations 10,000 and theres like 20-30cafes/coffee shops.

bundaberg Thu 21-Nov-13 10:00:26

i really don't rate costa coffee very much,

but my main issue with them is that they are EVERYWHERE! not unlike tesco (incidentally our local tesco has a costa in it hmm )

we have FOUR costas in our town centre alone, plus one in tesco, one at services, one on leisure park.... prob more!

tablefor4 Thu 21-Nov-13 10:01:49

I was reading over someone's shoulder this morning that Costa is the most preferred meeting place for people who are considering affairs! Rather than wining and dining, they are meeting at coffee shops (most often Costa) for the first meet before deciding to have a fling.

So there. Costa coffee cups are the new Pampas grass!

TeWiSavesTheDay Thu 21-Nov-13 10:01:52

I don't think their coffee is very good quality. I once had a very circular interview there where they tried to get me to slag off the coffee of a place I used to work and I wouldn't... it was completely bizarre.

I decided not to continue the application.

tablefor4 Thu 21-Nov-13 10:02:39

I prefer the coffeeshop opposite my office or Nero. Just so my DH we are clear! grin

OralB Thu 21-Nov-13 10:15:18

Love costa.

Great coffee, warm and comfy seats and always clean toilets.

mrsjay Thu 21-Nov-13 10:15:30

I am not a coffee snob I am drinking sainsbury instant blush but costa doesn't seem to taste of much except hot foam I do sometimes use it in the summer so i can have a fag to watch the world go by

3asAbird Thu 21-Nov-13 10:16:46

so are they out for world domination.

even local garage has big costa sign outside and its just abloody coffee machine.

I live in the burbs so high street 2independents no costa only large out town shopping centre, retail parks and city centre has costa which explains why dont go much as avoid shopping with kids where I can.

Lol at affairs. Its a dangerous place to meet then. The nearest one to me is yummy mummy meetup but me being tight always go sainsburys cafe opposite.

ok surveying my costa mates their location is

and down south

no northerners, scottish or welsh mates boasting about costa as yet .

I did read one costa has silly amount appliants for 8 jobs and they were all graduates so they clever barristas.

all this talk coffee best go make a cup of douwue.

I dont mind maccy ds cappacuino and weatherspoons one other day was quite reasonable.

Im one of rare people who does not like hot choc or flavoured coffee but like a bit of foam and choc sprinkles.

When I worked city centre maybe had more coffee then but dont often frequent coffee shops much these days.

bundaberg Thu 21-Nov-13 10:21:37

agree that mcdonalds coffee is nicer than costa

also like nero and pret (pricey though)

ScooseIsLoose Thu 21-Nov-13 10:23:18

I second pret their coffee is nice

PollyIndia Thu 21-Nov-13 10:24:30

Costa is not trendy. It is everywhere though. And the coffee is not good. I prefer to get my coffee from the italian guy with a stall outside my local station - he has a zoo of animals he weaves from straw and always plays manu chao so you feel a bit like you are on holiday for approximately 2 minutes. Plus, really good coffee.

Mattissy Thu 21-Nov-13 10:28:21

NE here and everyone is obsessed with costa, actually coffee in general. There's more costas than any other coffee shop in my area.

I think tea & coffee are the devils drinks, yuck!!

Fairylea Thu 21-Nov-13 10:30:52

I love costa. I also love mcdonalds. Which is fair enough as they are one and the same company.

I always find it quite funny that some of my snobby anti mcdonalds acquaintances think costa is great smile

bundaberg Thu 21-Nov-13 10:33:59

ahh i didn't know mcd's and costa were the same! how come mcd's coffee is nicer then?? grin

it's kind of put me off mcdonald's now lol

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