Particularly expensive stations for coffee lovers

The DailyMirror revealed a life crisis “Costa” – and it all depends on the cost of a drink. Coffee drinkers are charged up to £4 by Costa Coffee for a large mocha, with stations being particularly expensive.

And rival Caffe Nero has dropped a similar pricing lane by charging rail travelers more for their caffeine shots. The Sunday People found that Costas at Manchester and Edinburgh stations charged 10p more per drink than at high street branches in the cities.

There was only a 5p difference between the station and the high street in London, but each of the five drinks seemed to cost more in the capital. The most expensive were at Westminster tube station where large lattes and cappuccinos cost £3.85, an americano £3.35, a mocha £4 and a small flat white £3.30. Branches on the main street of Nero cost 5p-15p per drink less than at train stations.

This week it emerged that Costa was raising prices in department stores for the second time in six months. Martyn James of consumer group Resolver said: “There is absolutely no excuse for double pricing. Commuters will hit the roof when they discover this profit.

Costa said store locations and hours can lead to higher operating costs. Caffe Nero also cited higher costs.

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