At H.R. Higgins’ aroma-filled store in London’s Mayfair, discerning connoisseurs readily pay a premium for exquisite, high-grade African Arabica coffees. Roasted Malawian Mzuzu coffee beans retail at an eye-watering £47.50 ($70); Tanzanian Kibo Chagga at £47.20; Ethiopian Guji at £46.50 and Kenyan Teaberry at £46.50 per kilogramme at the Duke Street shop.
These and other single-origin, “grand cru” African Arabica coffees, which also include Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Harar Teaberry, are highly prized in the rapidly growing speciality sector in Western Europe and the US.
These world-class, African Arabica coffees are helping to raise quality standards among consumers in the booming UK coffee industry, which has enjoyed considerable growth over the past 17 years.
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