Costa – and indeed coffee fans – get ready for this, because Costa are going to give away coffees for free next Tuesday. No catch!

On Tuesday, 1st October, you’ll be wide awake all day as Costa’s Express machines will be free to use all day for everyone.

Free. Coffee.

I’m getting the shakes just thinking about it.


How can I get free Costa coffee?

There’s no catch to the offer either –  you don’t even need to be a Costa Club member. But, if you are and you claim a free coffee, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win even more coffee. A year’s supply to be exact.

Unfortunately, you’ll only be able to claim one per person, and enter the prize draw once. But if one of my three coffees a day is free, I’m not going to complain.

To add to that, if you’re new to the app you will also get 100 loyalty points. This means you get a full £1 towards another free coffee – just make sure you sign up to it before Monday 30th September.

You might be wondering, “why are they giving away so much free coffee?”


Well, people don’t often trust drinks out of a machine, so Costa want customers to know that it’s still just as fresh as a coffee shop brew.

From someone who’s worked in a shop with Costa Express machine, I can tell you that that is definitely the case. The machines are cleaned every day, and an inspector will come out periodically to check on it. If you’re not looking after it properly, you’re not allowed it. Simple.

Managing Director, Scott Martin at Costa Express said: “The coffee industry is booming with no sign of our love affair with the drink slowing, as it’s estimated 95 million cups are consumed a day.

“However, for years, self-serve drinks machines have carried a certain stigma. Freeze-dried coffee, long life milk, clumpy soups and bland hot chocolate were readily stocked in machines across the late nineties and early noughties, so we can imagine how one poor experience is enough to put someone off for life!


“We at Costa Express don’t believe this is acceptable and have worked tirelessly to revolutionise the self-serve experience. Our machines serve the same fresh signature Mocha Italia coffee beans and fresh semi-skimmed milk you would expect in our Costa Coffee stores, so the quality of your experience is never compromised.

“We’re so confident that once you’ve tried a cup from Costa Express that it’ll fast become a regular part of your routine, so for one day only, we’re giving away a free drink to all.”

Where can I get free Costa coffee?

There are over 8,500 Costa Express machines around the country so there’s no reason to miss out on this great offer. Unless you’re in Northern Ireland. Sadly, Northern Irish peeps aren’t included in the offer.

When can I get free Costa coffee?

The offer kick off at quarter past 12 on Tuesday 1 October – but you may want to get there early to skip the queues.


This comes after Costa announced their autumn menu, which includes some exciting new snacks and desserts.

You can read what they’ve got on offer here – but I have three words for you: LOTUS. BISCOFF. MUFFINS.

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