The Daily Mirror has revealed a “Costa” living crisis – and it’s all down to the cost of a drink. Coffee drinkers are being charged up to £4 by Costa Coffee for a large mocha, with train stations particularly pricey.

And rival Caffe Nero has gone down a similar pricing track of charging rail travellers more for their caffeine hits. The Sunday People found Costas at stations in Manchester and Edinburgh charged 10p more per drink than at the cities’ high street branches.

There was only a 5p difference between station and high street in London, but each of the five drinks looked at cost more in the capital. The most expensive were at Westminster Tube station where large lattes and cappuccinos are £3.85, an americano £3.35, a mocha £4, and a small, flat white £3.30. Nero’s high street branches are 5p to 15p per drink less than in rail stations.

This week it emerged Costa is putting up its prices in high street ­outlets for the second time in six months. Martyn James, of…

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