Costa vs Starbucks Coffee? Your opinions.Watch
Also, which beverage do you order?
I prefer espresso shots as they wake me up real good, however for a nice long chat with a friend, I would have a coffee/mocha.
I'm not a coffee shop regular
I always went to Caffe Nero and I still think they have the 'best' coffee. It's a double espresso as standard in their Americano and I just like a black coffee, so the quality is noticeable... Then I realised Starbucks give you a free refill of filter coffee for a lower starting price and had a better selection of food. It's still perfectly good coffee but for effectively for half the price. I think Nero is better quality but Starbucks is better value. Personally Costa is very weak tasting. I know they do good sweet drinks but I just want coffee that tastes of coffee x
I've also noticed that Starbucks have a wide range of cakes and food.
When I last went starbucks I went for a mocha and double choc chip muffin!
I should have tried the lemon slices they had.
But starbucks seems like the key player in the market.
I need to go to coffee shops more often.
Unfortunately, everything about Starbucks screams "drink your coffee and leave! Ideally just leave immediately". It's a deliberate ploy to get fast turnover, whereas in Costa the default is a mug, drinking in.
Costa coffee isn't hot though! It's like on the low side of drinking temp, when you first get it. So not good to last. Starbucks is piping hot, but still drinkable.
However, for taste, Coffee Republic, AMT and Nero are all better than those two.