This Woman Loved Coffee So Much She Was Laid To Rest In a Costa Coffin

Karen Lloyd’s family decided to pay tribute to her love of caffeine with this casket.

1. When 51-year-old Karen Lloyd died earlier this month her family wanted to give her a send-off with a difference.

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2. The mother of two was a big coffee fan. She died at Prospect Hospice in Swindon, six months after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

Karen Lloyd with her husband Alan.

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3. She treated her diagnosis as an opportunity to raise funds for the hospital’s breast cancer unit.

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The Revd Clive Deverell told mourners: “She is making the baristas in heaven’s lives rather difficult with her one-shot extra hot skinny lattes.”

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Alan White is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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