There is a sign currently on display at Costa coffee shops saying that 7 out of 10 Coffee Lovers Prefer Costa. Well, not me. I am one of the 3 in 10 who go out of my way to avoid it, because I just don’t like their coffee. I can live with that.
But there are situations when the only shop available is a Costa, and the choice is either to put up with it, or go without. So, looking for a quick coffee and pain aux raisin in Edinburgh Airport to fill a gap before my flight was called, Costa was the nearest to the gate, and as time was short, breakfast was bought here. The coffee was, as expected, not great, but the pain aux raisin would have won prizes for its sheer nastiness. Crispy it was not – bendy and very rubbery it most certainly was. Just a flabby disc of sheer foulness.
Why does it have to be like this? It was 8.00 am – breakfast time for many people (except the group of Scots already hungrily downing pints of beer at the bar, who were clearly running to their own timetable) so there should have been a quick turnover of fresh breakfast items. I was sold yesterday’s produce.
So 0/10 for Costa.
I prefer Cafe Nero any day.