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Costa is making cups smaller and bumping up the prices

Costa drinks are getting smaller and more expensive (Picture: iStock/Getty)

Be warned, coffee fans: if you ask for your usual medium latte from Costa Coffee, you might get less than you expected.

Thats because Costa is changing up the sizes of their cups, reducing them in size while the prize increases by 10p.

So yes, youre getting less for more money.

The good news is this isnt a nationwide change… yet.

Costa tells Metro.co.uk that theyre trialling the new cup sizes across a small select number of stores within four different regions – Hampshire, Gloucestershire, South Yorkshire and Birmingham.

Costa says that each region varies slightly in terms of price, but they will all have the new cup system.

Lets break down those new cups, as this could get confusing.

What you knew before as a small, a cup which held 12 fl oz, is now called a medium.

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The old 16 fl oz medium is now called large.

The old large, which held 20 fl oz is now extra large.

Theres also a new cup, holding 8 fl oz, which will be called small.

So each cup distinction moves down a size. Make sense?

Costa coffee cups surrounded by coffee beans
A latte has increased 10p in price while reducing in size (Picture: Getty Images)

But while a small, medium, and large coffee is now smaller than before, the prices havent shrunk to match. Instead, theyve increased.

The old small late cost £2.15, but the new smaller one costs £2.25. The old medium cost £2.45, now the smaller medium costs £2.55. You can see where were going with this, but to continue: the old large was £2.75, the new large is £2.85, while the new extra large (which is the size you would have paid £2.85 for) is £3.05.

So if you wanted to have a 16 fl oz latte. you once would have paid £2.45, but would now pay £2.85.

As the cup changes havent been rolled out yet, were bracing for backlash. But Costa claims the new cups are a result of customer feedback, and say theyre listening to concerns.

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Costa told Metro.co.uk: Following customer feedback around cup sizes available in Costa Coffee, we are trialling a range of new cup sizes across a small select number of stores within four different regions – Hampshire, Gloucestershire, South Yorkshire and Birmingham.

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Each region varies slightly, both with cup sizes available, which range from 8oz to 20oz – named: small, medium, large and extra-large.

Every store within the trial now serves a new smaller 8oz cup, which is in line with growing coffee trends we have seen across the induRead More – Source

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