Posted on 14 February 2011
Istanbul welcomes Costa Coffee
The demand for cozy coffee shops and international espresso chains in Istanbul’s Nisantasi is exceptionally high. The addition of the UK based coffee chain, Costa Coffee, has been highly anticipated and finally welcomed in the neighborhood. The cappuccinos made with fresh milk every day make a fine impression
Costa Coffee has opened its second branch in Istanbul’s Nisantasi neighborhood on Tesvikiye Street. Costa’s first stylish Turkish branch was established recently in Istanbul‘s Palladium Shopping Mall.
Costa is a prominent coffee house company based in the United Kingdom, founded in 1971 by Italian brothers Sergio & Bruno Costa. With the success of their specialties in Italian coffee styles, the company was acquired by the Whitbread Company and now has more than 1,200 branches worldwide.
One of the most significant differences of Costa Coffee is the milk in their coffee drinks. In fact, Costa Coffee uses fresh milk every day with no preservatives, UHT or processing.
One of the most eye-catching aspects of Costa in Nisantasi is the interior design. While the outside area is for smokers (and great people watching), the inside has a smart, clean and posh feel. With a striking, yet small, and well-groomed garden in the back and cozy, airy seating downstairs, Costa not only offers delicious coffees and snacks, but also makes for a pleasing place to stop and rest.
Hurriyet 13 March 2009 (Abridged)