tompoland We’re not talking anything like the highest priced beans thus far, just higher end of normal for single origin beans from small lots, reputed roasters, or roasters linked to people of notoriety (e.g. Onyx, Squaremile, Colonna, Crankhouse, Assembly, Roundhill… just off the top of my head…no doubt there are many more).
A moka pot is a coffee maker, a beverage delivery system for whatever beans you put in it, it’s not a datum regarding bean, or beverage quality. It may not be what I’d reach for first to brew prized beans, but higher priced single origins might typically be brewed in cheaper, manual brewers than a moka pot.
The Prodigal coffee in the OP is £6.80 per 100g, if people think that is expensive, hit me with some recommendations for cheaper, but still great quality beans for filter/manual brewing that are significantly cheaper. (Seriously, my average spend is over £7.00/100g, I am well open to suggestions, because it is entirely possible I am throwing unnecessary sums of money at finding good coffee when there are perhaps more cost effective solutions).
20% of £6.80 (if that is perceived as high priced) is £1.36, or £3.40 for 250g, to put that in perspective (or, just over half the price of some Illy coffee).
Specialty coffee is supposed to only consist of the top 20% (cup score of over 80/100).