A story that began in 1942
On 1st April 1942, H. R. Higgins (Coffee-man) Ltd was born. Working from a top floor room at 43 South Molton Street in London’s West End with a hand driven 7lb roaster,Harold Rees Higgins, together with his daughter Audrey, aged 16, began providing coffee for wholesale customers. At the height of the Second World War, Harold roasted coffee by day, working as an air raid warden and undertaking fire watching duties by night.
A sad passing
In early April of 1968, Harold Rees Higgins sadly passed away.
H. R. Higgins received the Royal Warrant in 1979, becoming Coffee Merchants by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.
A new generation
1982 saw the third generation of the Higgins family join the company, with David learning roasting and cupping skills from Mr Tony.