I often have coffee in Costa Coffee on Ludgate Hill. I probably have four or five coffees a week in there – the staff are lovely, I like the ambience and there is plenty to watch as people wander past on the way to St Paul's.
I’ve been on the road quite a lot over the last few days and have become fed up with the naked profiteering that goes on on the motorway services. A glorious example is with Costa Coffee. In my usual haunt, my standard order of small black americano costs £1.80. On the motorway it costs £2.19 – an increase of 39p or 21.6%. This is a shocking level of increase. I do not believe that Costa pay their staff on on the motorway any more (although I’d be delighted to be proven wrong) and I can’t conceive of any justification for this level of difference – other than this is the price that they can get away with.
Shame on you, Costa!