New Costa Coffee house

We took Cos­ta back to its roots for the launch of its next gen­er­a­tion cof­fee shop tri­al, Cos­ta Cof­fee House in Wandsworth.

In 1971 the Cos­ta broth­ers arrived in Lon­don with a burn­ing desire to make fine cof­fee part of Lon­don life. This store is also a real cel­e­bra­tion of the brand’s her­itage made rel­e­vant for todays cof­fee lovers.

Cos­ta Cof­fee House was an oppor­tu­ni­ty to revis­it the brand’s roots as the pio­neer­ing Lon­don cof­fee arti­sans. We re-instat­ed some of the brand’s orig­i­nal iden­ti­ty ele­ments in a con­tem­po­rary way. The darts’ around the Cos­ta roundel formed part of the orig­i­nal Cos­ta Cof­fee Bou­tique store iden­ti­ty in the 1980’s.

The detail and hand­craft­ed approach to the store design reflects Costa’s her­itage at every touch­point. From our five hand-drawn qual­i­ty hall­marks, to the human­ised, mod­ern style of pho­tog­ra­phy fea­tur­ing real’ Cos­ta peo­ple, includ­ing baris­tas and the roast­ery team.

We are par­tic­u­lar­ly proud of the wall art where we’ve show­cased the pre­vi­ous­ly untold sto­ries of Costa’s ear­ly years, with the brand’s trade­mark per­son­al­i­ty brought to life in bespoke illus­tra­tions. The sig­na­ture piece is a one-off graf­fi­ti instal­la­tion that pays homage to the ori­gins of the Mocha Italia blend, in a beau­ti­ful­ly mod­ern way.