Coffee to go... to heaven

18 February 2014

Karen Lloyd loved her Costa coffee so much, she got buried in a branded casket. You heard.

The mother-of-two, who died of cancer earlier this month, was laid to rest in a Costa Coffee style coffin which had the slogan ‘One shot, extra hot skinny latte', at her funeral in Christ Church in Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire.


Both the funeral and wake were based around her love of Costa coffee, shopping and sleeping.

It's not known whether other coffee companies will follow suit, but we're holding out for a Nero.

TOPICS:   Health


  • Han S.
    Well drinking too much coffee can cause a latte problems
  • Star B.
    She's now a flat white.
  • Grammar N.
    Wonder what the Costa that coffin was.
  • Obi K.
    She obviously didn't go for the de-coffinated option
  • Poohead
    Nice to see everyone expressoing themselves.
  • Jack S.
    Mocha ado about nothing if you ask me.
  • Arrive D.
    She's a coffee has bean now
  • Maud F.
    Wonder how many loyalty points she got for this? And surely if she wanted the 'one shot, extra hot skinny latte' cremation would have been her best bet?

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