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UK’s largest hospitality company goes 100% renewable

Withbread, which owns brands such as Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has announced it has started to power its operations from 100% renewable sources.

From April 1st, Whitbread’s companies such as Costa Coffee, Premier Inn, and restaurants Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and Table Table, will run entirely on clean power. 142 more words

My high street choice...

My friends and colleagues alike know that I’m a huge advocate of one particular high street coffee shop.  Although I always choose artisan coffee shops where I can, there are certain times when grabbing an Aereopress coffee from an independent is just not an option.   578 more words



Today was an Addenbrookes day with a difference. We both belong to the Patient and Public Involvement Panel (PPIP), which involve us in looking at, and commenting on Researcher’s proposals before they go to the Ethical Committee and before they apply for funding. 62 more words

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Costa, Class, and Contention

“You can’t be working class and drink in Costa Coffee.”

This statement, courtesy of a Tory hopeful in Wakefield, Yorkshire, has sparked outrage across social media, with one Facebook user commenting: “Ffs, you can have a house you’ve got a mortgage on, a car on finance, and holidays paid for with credit cards, and be working class.” Every comment I came across in the immediate aftermath was expressing, often vehemently, the opinion that yes, actually, you  1,638 more words


Costa Coffee-owner Whitbread sees tougher times ahead

Whitbread Plc (WTB.L), which runs some of the biggest brands on the British high street including Costa Coffee, said it expected the consumer environment to deteriorate this year, hammering its shares on Tuesday.

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Charging more for coffee would reduce waste

Many coffee shops such as Costa and Starbucks offer 25p discounts if you use a re-usable cup.

And that’s a great advance in reducing the number sent to landfill sites. 201 more words