Costa Coffee, the nation's favourite coffee shop, announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind trial store. Promising to deliver new coffee experiences in a stylish environment, Costa is ramping up its efforts to share its perpetual passion for coffee with customers. In a first for its UK high street stores, the new Costa will offer a selection of alcoholic drinks to complement its food and drink range in the evenings.

As the nation's love affair with coffee continues to flourish, the concept store responds to the evolving appetite for fresh ways to enjoy coffee. A flavourful new range on offer in store includes three slow drip, single origin blends from Sumatra, Kenya and Columbia, all 100% Arabica beans. The Sumatran single origin is also available as a refreshing cold brew coffee, steeped for 20 hours and served over ice.

An enhanced food menu will be available throughout the day, featuring delicious additions such as avocado on toast, macarons and antipasti sharing plates. In response to customer demand, later opening hours will be trialed, extending the Costa coffee shop experience into the evening. During these later opening hours (from 4pm until 9pm Monday-Saturday and 7pm on Sundays), a range of alcoholic drinks will be offered.

The store boasts an evolved interior design, building on Costa's colourful heritage and offering customers a warm, welcoming and relaxed coffee shop setting.

Jason Cotta, Managing Director of Costa Coffee UK & Ireland commented: “This is an exciting time for Costa Coffee. Since Costa was founded in 1971, it has been at the forefront of Britain's growing love of great coffee.

“As core coffee options become well established favourites, we believe coffee lovers are ready for the next generation of beverages. Alongside our Mocha Italia espresso-based drinks, we are proud to launch new beans, brews and coffee experiences to our customers. The trial of the new store in Wandsworth affirms our commitment to making coffee interesting, exciting and accessible to all.”

Deb Caldow, Head of Proposition Development at Costa Coffee added: “We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new trial store and exclusive range of coffees. As the UK's favourite coffee shop, we want to inspire the nation to try something different and hope the new range will encourage them to do so. Our Wandsworth store will serve high-quality coffee, handcrafted with care and passion by our baristas, in a stylish new environment.”