New rebranded Costa Express machines have just started rolling out across the UK following the acquisition of Coffee Nation by Costa owner Whitbread earlier this year.
The rebranding exercise will increase the number of Costa machines from 900 to 3,000 in the next five years across various industries, including forecourts. Five Esso, Moto and Tesco sites trialled the new machines ahead of the roll out.
Costa’s popular range of coffee products will be available via a self-serve format for where customers want to grab their coffee ’on the go’.
Both Chip & PIN and pay-at-till versions of the Costa Express machines will be available for these locations.
The company claims the new concept will make high-street quality Costa coffee available in a quick and convenient format, and challenges traditional perceptions of vending.
Coffee Nation chief executive Scott Martin said: "With the backing of Costa, we see a huge opportunity to take advantage of rising consumer expectations and to capitalise on the incremental revenue opportunity that unmanned coffee bars present."