Saying goodbye to Waltham Abbey...

This exciting new chapter is of course tinged with some sadness as we say goodbye to our home for the last 40 years.

The premises was purchased in 1982 when we moved our coffee roasting, mail order and offices here as the business grew.


On Tuesday 23rd February 2021, we did our final roast, a Jamaica Blue Mountain before saying so long to our old Probat roaster.

David and the team dismantled the machine and it was packed up to be taken to it’s new home.

Once the roaster was gone, we cleared everything out, ready for the journey to our new site.

The only thing left to do was a good clean down. For Mr Tony, things came full circle as his first position at H. R. Higgins was pushing a broom.


Our philosophy on choosing our coffee range

My grandfather had a vision. Back in the 1930s when he was working as a manager at the Kenya Coffee Company coffee was not seen as a speciality at all. He wanted to start his own business and in his diary he wrote:


The Art of Fresh Coffee: Why Beans is the Best Choice and the Importance of Roasting Date

There's something undeniably captivating about the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.

In this blog post, we'll explore why fresh coffee reigns supreme over its counterparts and why the roasting date takes precedence over the best-before date on all of our H.R.Higgins coffee bags.

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