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Best value coffee

Best value coffee

Cafés and coffee shops hide under cup size jargon such as Large or Grande. But how much coffee are you actually getting? We find out to put to bed any doubts you may have had.

Whether you are loyal to a particular coffee shop chain or not, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try out cafés’ signature hot beverages at different retail shops. There is a vast difference between the cup serving sizes used by coffee shops.

We discovered that even though Costa Coffee charges the most for its smallest cup of coffee, the quantity is a lot more than you would get for approximately the same price at other retail chains such as Starbucks, Barista or Café Coffee Day.

We did a little digging into coffee shops’ cappuccino serving size and price. Here’s what we found out.

Café name Cup Size Quantity (ml) Price (Rs) Price per 100ml (Rs)
Barista Regular 210 79 37.61
Barista Grande 315 100 31.74
Café Coffee Day Regular 225 73 32.44
Café Coffee Day King 350 87 24.85
Costa Coffee Small 418 110 26.31
Costa Coffee Medium 500 130 26
Costa Coffee Large 700 150 21.42
Starbucks Tall 350 130 37.14
Starbucks Grande 470 150 31.91

If you want the most value for your money (in terms of the quantity you are getting), head over to a Costa Coffee outlet near you to get the biggest possible serving size for your buck. Café Coffee Day’s king size cup also gives you the best value for money.

On the other hand, Starbucks and Barista’s smaller size portions turn out to be the most expensive compared to other coffee shops.


  1. Kevin March 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    I am a regular at Costa and I love their coffee. I’ve tried the coffee at other places but its just not the same. I guess BEST VALUE has validated with data, what I instinctively knew all along ! ….

  2. Shaoni March 8, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    I am a regular customer for CCD. I just love the smell and the presentation of cofee… I cant live without it and this is the BEST VALUE of CCD.. Though I know I am paying double the amount it costs… Still Love it.

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