We all love free shit and we all love coffee. So try not to blow your load with the prospect of free coffee at Costa next coffee.
Although you may want to temper your expectations, as the free coffee isn’t from the actual coffee shops, but the Express machines that are commonly found at service stations, pubs, and the like. I’ve not sampled the drinks on offer from these beverage-dispensing monoliths, mostly because my vending machine drink experiences have lead me to believe that they’re all a bit shit, and I’m not inclined to test that theory – even if its free.
But if you’re a fan of these machines and the coffee they spit out, or the £0 price tag is enough to lure you in, then go nuts on Tuesday, October 1. There’s no limit, and you don’t need an app or voucher code. Just show up, mash the buttons for your choice of Americano, Latte, Espresso and Cappuccino, or a ho cho, and you’re away, adding all the extras you like for no additional cost.
Costa is taking the opportunity to lure you into downloading its app however. If you scan your app at the machines on Tuesday, you’ll be in with a chance of winning free coffee for a year – from the shops or the machines, I don’t know. And if you sign up as a new user, you’ll get 100 loyalty points straight off the bat which is equal to a quid to put towards another free cup of Joe.
Costa Express managing director, Scott Martin, is pretty confident that you’ll enjoy the vending machine coffees, saying, “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!” It’s like he read my mind.
“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.”
So basically, this is for grumpy old bastards like me, that are bitching and moaning about something without having even tried it first. It’s too late for me now, but you have your whole life ahead of you, so go and get your free coffee on Tuesday and tell me if I’m wrong. [LADbible]
Post time: Sep-29-2019