This is Costa Coffee’s fifth year in Malta and what a caffeine-rush it has been! It was back in the summer of 2012 that Costa Coffee opened its first outlet in Malta. Starting from the airport, the past five years have seen the international coffee chain spread all over the island with outlets in Balzan, Marsaxlokk, Valletta, Sliema and St Julian’s.
Now, it’s time to celebrate the past five years of glowing success with a few awesome activities for all the family. Diaries at the ready, here are nine ways Costa Coffee is going to be spoiling us in the first week of October.
1. A free mini-breakfast to start your day (for five whole days!)
As a way of saying thank you to its loyal customers, Costa Coffee is offering visitors a free espresso and delicious mini-muffins to anybody who visits the Balzan, Spinola, The Point, Marsaxlokk, Baystreet or Valletta outlets before 10am between 1st – 5th October. How’s that for a perfect wake-up call?
2. For five days, 5% of every Costa menu drink purchased will go to the awesome Costa Foundation
The Costa Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children in coffee-growing communities through quality education. This includes building new schools, furnishing buildings, investing in water supplies, providing electricity and computers, developing land for families to grow crops, and building teacher accommodation. The Costa Foundation has built 551 classrooms in 9 countries giving 72 coffee growing communities access to education.
3. Costa’s management team in Malta will be helping Noah’s Ark
October 1st marks the first of five days of events in celebration of Costa’s birthday! It’s also World Coffee Day so it’s double celebrations. The management team will be heading to Noah’s Ark to walk the dogs and raise awareness about the charity. And if you’re a dog lover, don’t forget Costa outlets are pet friendly, so you don’t need to leave them behind.
4. Quick table-classes to help you understand your coffee
In celebration of World Coffee Day on October 1st, look out for Costa staff because they could be coming to your table to teach you everything you need to know about what you’re drinking and why you’re drinking it. If no one shows up at your table to give you a table-class, feel free to ask any member of the staff to help you with any coffee questions you might have, not just on World Coffee Day, all year round.
5. A cash prize of €200 up for grabs at a PlayStation tournament
Gamers love their coffee, which is why Costa is inviting Malta’s best PlayStation players to attend a tournament at the Balzan outlet on 1st October. A cash prize of €200 is up for grabs and it only costs €15 to participate. The event is being organised in collaboration with gamers.com.mt and any profits made on the day will be donated to Puttinu. Sign up here.
6. An awesome coffee masterclass just for Lovin Malta readers
If you take your coffee REALLY seriously, here’s your chance to attend a proper masterclass that’ll give you all the info and practical knowledge you need to become your home’s resident barista. Fifteen lucky Lovin Malta readers will be hosted at Costa Coffee’s Balzan outlet on 2nd October. Fill in the form below to book your place.
Lovin Malta’s Chucky Bartolo attended a coffee masterclass last year and it’s totally recommended!
7. A quiz night in Valletta
Keep October 3rd free for an epic quiz night at Valletta’s Costa Coffee outlet. It’ll be hosted by the wonderful Tom Camilleri and Jo Caruana and there’ll be lots of Costa goodies as prizes for the winning team. Sign up here.
8. Live music at Costa’s outlet in departures lounge at MIA
Costa Coffee’s outlet at the Departures Lounge (the first of all local outlets to be opened) will on 4th October feature some awesome live music from Relikc, a local band that Costa Coffee has long been supporting. Don’t forget to stop by if you’re flying on 4th October between 7pm and 10pm.
9. A kids corner at The Point
Between 4pm and 6pm on October 5th, bring your children to our kids corner, grab a coffee, and enjoy while your kids are being entertained! We are also offering free babycinos to our little guests.
Bonus. An intimate party to close it all off
Costa Coffee will also be throwing a party on October 5th to officially celebrate its five years in Malta. We have five tickets to give away! Sign up for the masterclass (point number 6), share this article on Facebook and you could be one of the lucky winners.