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Costa brews up a strategy for the future of coffee

It has doubled its stores globally in five years, with the growth of the coffee and mobile-work culture

WE FILL A NEED: Costa Coffee's managing director Christopher Rogers says coffeeshops are comfortable places to relax, clock some 'me' time, meet friends, read or just to sit.


THE rise of the mobile-work culture may have sent many an employer scrambling to adapt, but at Costa Coffee, the phenomenon is one that has been embraced.

The layout of most of its outlets is telling: communal long tables bearing multiple power points are commonplace, and