Is this Britain's most expensive coffee? Alain Ducasse's £15 'perfect blend', tried and tested


As I rise from the underbelly of the King’s Cross St. Pancras underground station, I march past the Costas and Caffe Neros. Today, I’m after a superior caffeine fix; so superior, in fact, that it’s going to cost me £15.

After helming the kitchen in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, including the revered three-Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, and establishing himself in the world of high-brow chocolate, Alain Ducasse is now joining the artisan coffee scene with the addition of Le Cafe Alain Ducasse, tucked away in the fashionable new Coal Drops Yard complex in north London.

The £15 brew I seek (the cause of a Twitter storm this week) is a Yemen drip coffee that has a...

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