Costa unveils Christmas menu and festive cup designs


The Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop, Costa Coffee, is granting all our wishes this Christmas, with the launch of its sumptuous Limited Edition Christmas menu, in stores nationwide on Friday 1 November. With its iconic Christmas cups marking the official start of the festive season, this year’s menu is overflowing with new festive delights and returning fan favourites; helping you enjoy the spirit of togetherness this Christmas with your loved ones, the one thing we’re all really wishing for.

Introducing the new kid on the block; Irish Velvet range

The real showstopper this Christmas season is the all NEW! Irish Velvet range (Irish Coffee Flavour range in ROI & NI), which includes the luxurious Irish Velvet Latte (Irish Coffee Flavour Latte in ROI & NI), sumptuous Irish Velvet Cappuccino (Irish Coffee Flavour Cappuccino in ROI & NI), decadent Irish Velvet Hot Chocolate (Irish Coffee Flavour Hot Chocolate in ROI & NI) and indulgent Irish Velvet Frostino (Irish Coffee Flavour Frostino in ROI & NI). Beautifully decadent, this Christmas creation combines hints of caramel and heavenly vanilla. The perfect Irish Coffee flavour drink. It’s quite literally the taste of Christmas in a cup. The Irish Velvet Latte and Irish Velvet Hot Chocolate(Irish Coffee Flavour range in ROI & NI) will also be stocked across 8,500+ Costa Express machines.

Fans of spice and all things nice will have their Christmas wishes granted this year, with the introduction of the NEW! Festive Spiced Cappuccino. This classic Cappuccino is seasoned with a host of aromatic spices including cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise, for a drink that feels more festive with every sip.

The new festive showstoppers join Costa Coffee’s much-loved returning fan favourites, including Black Forest & Cream Hot Chocolate, Gingerbread and Hazelnut Praline, all available as Lattes or Hot Chocolate. After all, it wouldn’t feel like a Costa Coffee Christmas without them.

T’is the season for premium handcrafted coffee & winter warmers

Top of the wish list this year is the Winter Character Roast making a much-anticipated return to this years menu. A perfect base for any of the Costa core coffee range, this special blend contains aromas of warming spices, winter berries and dark cocoa to give your favourite coffee a very special Christmas twist.  

Launching for the first time is the limited edition Christmas Tea, a blend of Sri Lankan tea leaves and aromatic Winter Spice. The Hot Spiced Apple is the perfect winter warmer, now served with a slice of lemon for added winter zest.

Oh-so-naughty, but oh-so-nice sweet treats

For a surprise you can unwrap early, the NEW! Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin is your favourite stocking filler re-imagined. Exclusive to Costa Coffee, this sumptuous chocolate muffin is a chocoholics dream, filled with chocolate orange sauce and topped with a delicious segment of the iconic chocolate orange. 

Good Housekeeping Institute Taste Approved Mince Pie and our vegan and gluten free Mince Tart are also re-joining our sweet line up.

Those wishing for a little slice of luxury this Christmas should opt for this years showstopper; the new Black & White Forest Wreath Cake, an unmistakably festive treat consisting of chocolate sponge with sweetened cherries topped with buttercream, sour cherries and dark chocolate. For a treat we know yule love, try the Salted Caramel Yule Log, a chocolate sponge hand rolled with chocolate flavour buttercream, covered with a milk chocolate frosting and finished with lustred chocolate decorations and a salted caramel drizzle. Also snowballing into stores is the Clementine & Mascarpone Loaf Cake, a beautiful balance of sweet, rich cream and tart, zesty orange.

Costa Coffee’s Christmas elves have also been hard at work, developing a range of delicious cake and biscuit characters, including new Penelope Polar Bear cake, new Peter Penguin Shortcake and new Father Christmas Mallow Gingerbread for all to enjoy.

More reasons to be merry

Is Christmas even Christmas without roasted turkey and all the trimmings? On the menu this year is the all new British Turkey & Trimmings Toastie and British Turkey Feast Baguette, jam-packed with succulent turkey breast, British Beechwood Smoked Bacon, Sage & Onion Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce (limited stores).

These delicious new additions join returning fan favourites, including the raved-about British Pigs & Blankets Mac & Cheese, British Beef & Caramelised Onion Baguette and Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Panini, all back with new and improved recipes. 

Throughout the festive season, the lunch bundle is available for £4.95 from 11am every day, so you can enjoy a delicious lunch all day long.

More vegan options than before

This Christmas, Costa Coffee has unveiled an extended range of delicious vegan options. New for this year is the Vegan Society approved Veggies Under Vest Sandwich, a vegan lunch option filled with falafel and parsnip stuffing, carrot, cranberry sauce, vegan mayonnaise and fresh spinach.

Be sure to save room for the vegan sweet treats too, including the Vegan and Gluten Free Mince Tart, new Vegan Rocky Road and Gluten Free and Vegan Rich Fruit Christmas Cake Slice, all making their Christmas menu debut.

Eric Tavoukdjian, commercial marketing director at Costa Coffee, said: “Christmas is always such a magical time of year at Costa Coffee and we’re incredibly excited to launch our best menu to date. The new Irish Velvet family is sure to be a big hit and the Terry’s Chocolate Orange Muffin will be making thousands of Chocoholics wishes come true. We hope families and friends are inspired to come together and enjoy a Christmas treat in-store this season.”

Costa Coffee’s Christmas menu will be available in stores nationwide from Friday 1 November 2019 and can be viewed online at