It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as we hit the high street for the first festive Price Watch report, our monthly review of hot drinks prices at some of the nation’s favourite coffee stops.
While the last month has seen the staggered introduction of the obligatory festive menu additions across the high street – it’s safe to say that coffee shop Christmas is now in full swing. We’ve seen Starbucks, Costa and M&S Café adopting a festive front-of-house with themed menus and PoS – and the usual signature winter warmers popping up on food and beverage menus across the board. Costa has also introduced a ‘Winter Character Roast’ alternative espresso.
With Costa and Starbucks’ festive additions come a bump in beverage prices, with a 5p increase across most of Starbucks’ espresso-based offer, while Costa has added 10p to the majority of its core drinks menu.