The UK’s undisputed king of caffeine, Costa Coffee is the largest coffeehouse chain in the country, with over 2,000 locations scattered over countless high streets, shopping centres and service stations. Costa is so ubiquitous in the UK, in fact, that it’s more popular than even the mighty Starbucks! With its clean and bold burgundy and white colour scheme, comfortable interiors, extensive menus and ethically sourced ingredients, “Costa” is the first and last word on the lips of every true coffee lover when they get the craving.
Started by the Costa brothers in 1978 from a single London store, Sergio and Bruno sold the brand to Whitbread in 1995 with an impressive 41 locations under their belt. Under the expert guidance of a major conglomerate, the company was able to build, thrive and diversify over the next 20 years, to the extent that it is now one of the most recognisable retail brands in the UK. The name is so well-known that you’d only need to ask somewhere if they “fancied a Costa” and chances are they’d know exactly what you meant. And they’d almost certainly say yes!
Costa Coffee is not only one of the most recognisable and popular chains in the UK, it is also one of the most ethically responsible, which is something we know is incredibly important to today’s socially conscious teenagers. All Costa Coffee is 100% certified by the Rainforest Alliance, which means they only source their coffee from farmers who are working in safe, fair conditions and communities with easy access to education and healthcare. They are also enthusiastic about using only sustainable and recyclable materials wherever possible, and even sponsor their own Costa Foundation, providing vital resources to coffee farmers and their communities.
Costa Coffee is a perfect partner for Teen Choice, because teenagers are innately social creatures and coffeehouses are some of the most comfortable places available for them to meet up. Too young for pubs and too old for the playground, the coffeehouse offers the perfect meeting place for modern teens to chill out after school or at the weekend. Offering everything from iced coffees to cakes, scones and savoury sandwiches, Costa Coffee is the ideal hangout spot for any group of teenagers, and with a Teen Choice gift card on hand, they’ll be able to fuel their caffeine addictions without worrying about dipping into their pocket money!
Why Choose Teen Choice?
A Teen Choice gift card opens a world of possibilities and choice and is the perfect solution to a problem that has faced many of us before and will face many of us again; what exactly do they want? Teenagers are unpredictable creatures who are still forming their own opinions and perceptions of the world, so it’s often impossible to make the right decision when it comes to finding them a gift. So why not take the choice out of your hands and put it into theirs?
Costa Coffee is just one of the many national retail chains that accept Teen Choice gift cards, and they have all been carefully selected to appeal to modern teens. From ODEON cinema tickets and Spotify subscriptions to clothes from Topshop or school supplies from WHSmith, the options are as varied as the multiple personalities many teenagers adopt from one day to the next. Simply order a gift card online and load it with up to £200, it can then be spent at any of our partner retail chains as simply as if it were a credit or debit card. Teen Choice takes the guesswork out of gifting.