Costa Coffee now in Malta

The Coffee Company Malta Ltd has just opened its first Costa Coffee shop in Malta, one of the world’s top five coffee shop chains. The first outlet has opened in the check-in lounge of Malta’s International Airport.

Costa Coffee is now open at the check in lounge of the Malta International Airport
Costa Coffee is now open at the check in lounge of the Malta International Airport

Costa was founded by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in London in 1971. Their small family business was bought by Whitbread, an established English company, in 1995 and has since grown to over 2000 stores in 25 countries, but still remains true to its Italian heritage. The company has built its reputation on the excellence of its coffee and the quality of the food and service it provides - a treat now in store for consumers in Malta.

Costa was the first coffee shop chain to commit to sourcing beans from Rainforest Alliance certified farms (RFA). All Costa Coffee comes from 100% RFA certified farms, excluding India who source locally.

They were also the first coffee chain to control the whole coffee making process from start to finish. Today, the company sources, stores, blends, roasts, grinds and pours all its own coffee having nobody else involved. Just 1% of the world's production of coffee is good enough for Costa to choose from.

Only the very best coffee available can go into creating the unique taste and aroma of the Mocha Italia blend. Ralph Llanwarne; Costa franchise director, Europe said; "We're very excited about opening our first store in Malta. There are lots of coffee lovers here and we are delighted that they will now be able to experience Costa Coffee first-hand".

Robert Buttigieg; general manager of the Costa franchise in Malta said, "This is a first for Malta and we are thrilled to be a part of it. We are working hard to make sure we live up to the excellent Costa Coffee reputation worldwide".

The Coffee Company Malta Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Buttigieg Holdings Limited which is 50% owned by Island Hotels Group plc.