Rustington barista stars in television advert

Rustington Costa Coffee barista Howie Cobby featured in the brand's new advert alongside colleagues and comedian Javone Prince. Picture: One Green Bean SUS-161025-185404001
Rustington Costa Coffee barista Howie Cobby featured in the brand's new advert alongside colleagues and comedian Javone Prince. Picture: One Green Bean SUS-161025-185404001

A local barista has featured in the new television advert for national coffee brand Costa Coffee.

Howie Cobby, from Rustington, featured in the new television advert that premiered earlier this month.

The advert features 170 enthusiastic baristas including Howie Cobby alongside his colleagues and comedian Javone Prince.

Howie features in a humorous 10 second highlight version of the advert which was also aired on television.

In it he can be seen enjoying a ‘jacuzzi’ of Costa’s signature Mocha Italia beans.

Howie said: “Being in the advert with 170 Costa baristas from around the country was a fantastic experience.

“We are all so excited to be part of it and our cumulative passion and enthusiasm really comes through in the advert.

“Seeing myself on television is a bit odd - but I love it.”

The advert was shown on October 8 during the first live show of the X Factor.

Costa Coffee UK Marketing Director Caroline Harris added: “This is an exciting moment for Costa – the launch of our new promise is just the start of what we have planned. I’m particularly delighted to see our baristas take centre stage in our new TV commercial, as they really are the heroes of our business.”

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