Implement contactless cups at your café

Costa Contactless Cup

Costa Coffee and Barclaycard have introduced the UK’s first reusable coffee-cup with integrated contactless payment technology. Powered by Barclaycard's bPay technology, Costa Coffee’s ‘Clever Cup’ allows users to make purchases with the cup, top up their balance and track payments online or via a dedicated app

Around 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups are used and thrown away each year in the UK.



  • Encourages individuals to continue to use and bring their reusable cup to the coffee shop, avoiding single-use cups
  • Convenient – can be used to pay at all contactless pay stations, not just at Costa
  • Includes top up and payment tracking


  • Initial investment to buy the cup

Making a difference

Costa has saved 8 million plastic takeaway cups from being used in our stores by introducing glassware in summer 2018

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution