London's Priciest Java - £265 a Cup!

London's Priciest Java - £265 a Cup!

Shot, a posh Mayfair coffee bar, is serving up Britain's most expensive cup of coffee at £265, made from rare typica beans grown in Japan. The beans come from the Nakayama estate and are a premium variety of arabica, not typically grown outside the tropics. The high cost is attributed to the rarity and location of growth, with Japan's climate being unsuitable for coffee cultivation. Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, a renowned UK barista, highlights the unusual nature of Japanese coffee cultivation and suggests rarity as the reason for the extravagant pricing. The coffee can be enjoyed in various standard forms, without any special frills, and reflects Japan's dedication to perfection.

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