Costa Coffee collaborates with M&S for brand new range

Coffee shop chain, Costa Coffee has today revealed a new range of breakfast, lunch, snacks and treats, courtesy of a unique food collaboration with M&S Food.

Launching on Thursday 3 March, the exciting menu complements Costa Coffee’s perfectly crafted coffee, drinks and food favourites.

Described as like your two best friends getting married, and a UK first for both retailers, Costa Coffee Now Serving M&S Food, features 33 much loved M&S Food classics, ranging from porridge, sandwiches and salads, to iconic sweet treats such as Yumnuts and everyone’s favourite, Percy Pigs.

Available across the UK from over 2,500 Costa Coffee stores and Click & Collect, the Costa Coffee Now Serving M&S Food menu builds on Costa Coffee’s own food offering and provides customers with an even greater range of quality, great value food across breakfast, lunch, and break-time occasions.

The new menu sits alongside its famous Mocha Italia Signature blend, which when created over 50 years ago by the Costa brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa, took 112 attempts to perfect and is still a closely guarded secret.

In addition to M&S Food, Costa Coffee is also adding from Thursday 3 March, its own range of delicious new food items to the menu. This includes savoury delights from the new Vegan Burrito Meal Box, made with a mix of rice, vegan meat-free chilli sauce, mixed beans and roasted red peppers, all enclosed in a soft tortilla wrap that is topped with fajita sauce, vegan cheeze and jalapenos.

And for a limited time until 5 May, the British Bacon Mac & Cheese Bloomer Toastie, which combines Mac & Cheese and British Maple Cured Smoked Bacon in a cheese and parsley crumb topping on malted bloomer bread.

For sweet options, there are a variety to choose from including the launch of a new Classic Hot Cross Bun. There’s even a new Hot Cross Spiced Loaf Cake, new Hot Cross Treacle Tart and new Chocolate Hot Cross Bun to try as a delectable twist on the seasonal favourite.

Chocolate fans will rejoice as Costa Coffee is also introducing a range of mouth-watering delights from the perfect flavour combination of the new Chocolate & Orange Mini Egg Cake to returning fan-favourites, the Chocolate Cornflake Nest and Double Chocolate Torte. There’s even a cute new vegan Hopping Bunny Gingerbread to try as an early Easter delight.

The M&S Food collaboration is part of Costa Coffee’s ambition to become the first choice for customers buying food and coffee on-the-go.

Significant investments are being made in food that is in addition to the M&S Food range, including product innovation in own range and refreshed store environments. This investment also coincides with the relaunch of the Costa Club customer loyalty programme last year, aimed at giving members even more rewards.

Adrian Cook, UK & Ireland Chief Operating Officer of Costa Coffee, said, “The launch of the Costa Coffee Now Serving M&S Food menu is an exciting first step in our collaboration with M&S Food.

'As we look to continue crafting new coffee-experiences, we are building a new food offering that will provide an even greater range of quality and great value food for all customers – making Costa Coffee the first choice for customers on-the-go.

“The collaboration launches with iconic M&S Food and we’ve exciting plans ahead, using our joint expertise to develop better food and drink experiences for customers to enjoy throughout the day, alongside their favourite Costa coffee.”

Stuart Machin, Chief Operating Officer and M&S Food Managing Director, said, “M&S Food is famous for great quality food on-the-go at fantastic value and from Thursday, even more customers will be able to enjoy our wide range of delicious sandwiches, salads and snacks in over 2,500 locations across the UK - not just on the high street but in neighbourhood locations and retail parks.

“Bringing together delicious, great quality M&S Food and the nation’s largest chain of coffee shops is great for customers as it extends our reach and supports our strategy of making M&S more relevant, more often for families.”

The M&S Food range will also be available as part of Costa Coffee’s ongoing partnership with the number one anti-food waste app, Too Good To Go, which allows people to buy and collect unsold food from going to waste. In 2018, Costa Coffee became the first large-scale UK coffee chain to partner with Too Good To Go and since then has seen almost 630,000 Magic Bags, as they are known, collected across stores.