Higgins at Home Coffee Taster Kit
Containing 3 specially selected coffees, our Higgins At Home taster kits is the perfect introduction to some of H.R. Higgins finest blends.
Tony and David have created the 'Higgins at Home' taster kit based on their favourite coffees to drink at home together.
Costa Rica San Jose
Firstly, you will find the delicious Costa Rica San Jose. Costa Rican Coffee is considered to be some of the best in the world. Of course, our Costa Rica San Jose is certainly no exception to this. The Speciality Association of Costa Rica control all coffee distribution from the country. As a result, only the finest coffee beans are exported. This ensures the coffee is of the highest quality. The coffee is grown by farmers from the Coopedota cooperative Hermosa. They are renowned for producing award-winning coffee and are in fact recognised as the first carbon neutral coffee producer in the world. Their farms are found in the Dota region of the Tarazzu river valley. Here, coffee plants grow at altitudes above 1,400m. In these highlands, the soil is rich in nutrients. Costa Rica San Jose is prepared by the Honey Process. Consequently producing a coffee with natural sweetness. This coffee is nutty with a rich, caramel finish but has overlying delicate notes from lychee fruit.
Tanzania Kibo Chagga Dark
Next, a H. R. Higgins signature, Tanzania Kibo Chagga. Just after the Second World War, Harold Higgins tasted, almost by chance, a coffee which seemed to him to have tremendous possibilities. An East African coffee with a kinship in flavour with Colombia coffees from South America, which were unavailable at the time. He discovered the beans were grown by African farmers on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and began a quest to source this unique coffee. Thwarted by the closed shop wholesale system of his regular sources, he journeyed to Moshi at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro to meet the farmers. Absconding from an organised trip to Nairobi he boarded a local bus to be welcomed by the farmers, indigenous Chagga people, and became the first coffee merchant in London to buy directly from African farmers. Roasted dark, the flavour is very sweet with plum and blackcurrant fruit and a dark chocolate background.
Finally, this bright, lively, AA quality coffee is grown in the Nyeri region, 100 miles from the foot of Mount Kenya. Kenya coffee is known for its vibrant acidity and crisp, fresh taste. Kenya Estate Roast is no exception. The beans have been awarded the AA grade, which refers to their larger than normal bean size. Here, rich, juicy, blackcurrant flavours marry hints of strawberries and cream. We roast this coffee to release a bright, lively acidity.
The Higgins at Home coffee taster kit comprises a 125g bag of each coffee presented in a stylish cloth pouch. The pouch is hand printed in gold. You will also find included three tasting cards and a H. R. Higgins brew guide to inspire you.