H. R. Higgins Coffee Tasting Masterclass
Join David and Tony Higgins for a coffee tasting masterclass at their shop in the heart of Mayfair. Explore the coffee growing and roasting processes, from harvesting at origin and choosing the best varietals to the art of blending, roasting, brewing and tasting.
H.R. Higgins (Coffee-Man) is arguably the finest coffee emporium in London. It has been importing outstanding single origin beans and creating exquisite blends for three generations. Now run by David Higgins, grandson of founder Harold R Higgins, the business has a devoted and loyal clientele and has held a prestigious Royal Warrant to supply coffees to the Royal Household for over 40 years.
At their shop in the heart of Mayfair, a vast collection of fine teas and coffees from all over the world can be found. The knowledge and authority with which David Higgins and his father Tony source, select and create their perfect roasts and delicious blends is second to none. However, you won’t find a stuffy formality or snobbish attitude here – rather the welcoming and enticing atmosphere of a family-run business dedicated to helping individuals find their perfect flavour.
In this tasting masterclass, participants are greeted with a palate-cleansing Espresso Martini (true or virgin), before moving on to tasting three of H.R. Higgins’ most exquisite single origin coffees and blends. While sharing their immense knowledge of their product and anecdotes aplenty, David and Tony guide you through the different elements of the tasting experience and show you how to identify the myriad of aromas and flavours their coffees have to offer. At the end of this very special evening, participants are presented with three sample packs of coffee, tasting cards and a brewing guide to take home.