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 theEmperor Napoleonwho was exiled there after his defeat at Waterloo 1815 until his death in 1821.
Bamboo Hedge Estatelies high in the Sandy Bay valley, approximately 400 meters above sea level.
The Best Coffee in the World?
This rare coffeeyields a cup of superb elegance and subtlety characterized by floral bouquet and a pronounced acidic fruitiness. Many connoisseurs consider this to be thebest coffee in the world.Napoleon agreed, stating that“the best thing about St Helena is the coffee”.
Unroasted Green Coffee Beans.