New Costa Coffee opens in Eyre Square Centre

Mayor Frank Fahy does the honours at Costa Coffee.

Mayor Frank Fahy does the honours at Costa Coffee.

Great news for coffee lovers! Costa Coffee, Europe’s favourite coffee house, has opened their second store in Galway creating 12 new jobs in Galway. Their first store in the city was opened at 21 Quay Street. The new Costa at Eyre Square offers all the top quality Costa drinks, food and products including Coffee Club – a points based reward scheme offering lots of free products.

Along with expertly handcrafted coffee drinks and expert baristas, the store will offer a full range of cold drinks and a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries as well as unlimited free WI-FI internet access. Customers can pick up a Club Card and register it online to receive 100 bonus points towards their first free coffee.

Brian McMahon, Head of Operations for Costa Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to have opened our new Costa Coffee in Eyre Square Centre in Galway with the creation of 12 new jobs. It’s a really great location, and we think we’ve found another perfect location for our customers to relax and enjoy our barista handcrafted coffee and tempting selection of food.”

“Staff will enjoy barista training to the highest level at our Costa Academy in Dawson Street, and will be given every opportunity to develop their career with Costa,” he said

Costa Coffee was founded by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in London in 1971. From this small family beginning, Costa Coffee is now known all over the world for the quality and taste of their trademark Mocha Italia blend.

For the past 42 years, Costa have been slow-roasting their own coffee beans. Just 1% of the world’s production of coffee is good enough for Costa to choose from. Costa’s attention to detail even extends to the training of their coffee experts, or “Baristas” as they are known, who make and serve the coffee for you.

Costa Coffee, through their franchise partnership with MBCC Foods Ireland Ltd, opened their first store in Ireland in 2005 in Douglas, Cork. Costa stores in Ireland employ 1100 people in total.

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