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.

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 news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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