St Helena: The Best Coffee in the World?
St Helena, a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, has been a British colony since the 17th Century and is one of the most isolated of British overseas territories. The native Green Tipped Bourbon Arabica varietal coffee was introduced to St Helena in 1733 by its then owner, The East India Company. The island's most famous resident was the Emperor Napoleon, who was exiled there after his defeat at Waterloo 1815 until his death in 1821. Many connoisseurs consider this to be the best coffee in the world. Napoleon agreed, stating that “the best thing about St Helena is the coffee”!
Bamboo Hedge Estate lies high in the Sandy Bay valley, approximately 400 meters above sea level. This rare coffee yields a cup of superb elegance and subtlety characterised by floral bouquet and a pronounced acidic fruitiness with notes of citrus, honey, berry, and stone fruits.
A natural occurring mutation of the normal coffee cherry, whereby only a single bean is produced. These smaller, round beans are characterised by their sweetness and robust flavour.
Wrangham estate lies just above Bamboo Hedge, approximately 550 meters above sea level. This coffee has clean, bright and beautifully balanced notes of citrus, honey, berry and stone fruits.
Our gift sets are exquisitely packaged in our signature matte black boxes and finished with satin white ribbon - the perfect gift for any coffee lover. All our other roasted coffees are also available gift wrapped - Simply add the item to your cart and select the gift wrap option at checkout.
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