Tuesday 15 April 2014 4.45pm
When I see these proliferating, I cast my mind back about 18 years to when the only Costa Coffee
in the l[b][/b]ocale was a kiosk in the station. At the time I worked in Southwark Towers and each morning spent 30 minutes having a coffee on the draughty station concourse (mostly with Australian colleagues) made by the almost exclusively Turkish workforce. I think the Costa family had already been bought out by Whitbread but it hadn't been through the morphing process. What's even sadder than the proliferation and milk based coffees is the inability to provide a palatable cup of tea - Twining's everyday is not even a patch on PG Tips.